Y & R’s Kate Linder Shares Mexican Fiesta Dip Recipe

The Multi Cultural Cooking Network’s caught up with Daytime TV’s favorite maid.  When she is not serving Ms. Chancellor on Young and the Restless, real life requires Kate Linder to serve one thing…her Mexican Fiesta Dip to friends and family.  Watch as Linder shares her secret recipe by accident with Erika L. Holmes.

Watch Video where like Molly Sims, Tracy Toms and more share about fave foods.

The New Karate Kid

A few years ago, I found out that a new Karate Kid was in the works.  Like any die hard fan of the original films starring Ralph Macchio, I was not happy about this until I saw a glimpse of hope in the trailer.  The film looks stylish and ready to please the people that were in high school when the original hit theaters in 1984.  Now, The Karate Kid is coming to theaters for a new generation and with some serious star power including Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, Jackie Chan and  the new Karate Kid is Jaden Smith (Son of Wil and Jada Pinkett Smith).  The story takes place in China.  The trailer shows some innovations to classic scenes from the series of  The Karate Kid including the famous chopsticks scene.  Visit http://www.multiculturalcooking.net/en2/food-history/asia  for the history of the chopsticks. – Crystal Johnson MCCN Editor & Film Critic

How to Make Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Enjoy the cooking styling of Sunni Boswell, the host of Asian Express.  Sunni will introduce you to various Asian cuisines and food at markets.

Enjoy the cooking styling of Sunni Boswell, the host of Asian Express.  Sunni will introduce you to various Asian cuisines and food at markets.


The Princess and Frog: What Matters is Under the Skin

One of the morals of the story in the Princess and the Frog is that is doesn’t matter what you like.  A wise blind character says,  “What matters is what is under the skin.”  While we celebrate cultural diverstity, The Multi Cultural Cooking Network shares the ideal of  cultural harmony.  The story celebrates multi-cultural friendships, romance and multi-cultural influenced food of New Orleans. Enjoy the trailer. See our review, coverage of the Prince of the Frog Cookbook, red carpet and more  at MCCN Video Section

Happy Holidays: Kick Off it With “Seasons of Love”

Sure, the classic broadway song Seasons of Love is not your traditional holiday song but the story of Rent takes place during Christmas time and the cast filled with cultural diversity which we love to celebrate at MCCN.  However, aside from culture which is down played in the story in a wonderful way, a recurring theme in Rent is the problem of homelessness.  The holiday season tends to make it easier to supply food to those in need.  Many organizations have can food drives or need help in soup kitchens.  Make this a season of love. 

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MCCN Exclusive: Molly Sims talks Red Velvet & Recipe

MCCN caught up with super model and actress Molly Sims at the USA Today Hollywood Hero Awards.  She shares about the cake which reminds her of home, Red Velvet.  See her Mom’s Recipe

Recipe for Red Velvet Cupckes from Bobbie Lloyd of New York’s Magnolia Bakery

• Preheat oven at 350 degrees F • 3 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising) • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened • 2 cups sugar • 3 large eggs, at room temperature • 6 tablespoons red food coloring • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons_ baking soda • Set timer for 10 minutes • Check cupcakes after 10 mins. are up • Bake for about another 10 minutes

Mandatory- Enjoy Cupcakes!

MCCN Exclusive from Princess and the Frog Premiere: Erica Hubbard

Looks like Princess Tiana is not the only lovely lady in the spotlight from New Orleans at the Disney World Premiere of the Princess and the Frog.  Lincoln Heights star Erica Hubbard talks to MCCN about her favorite desserts and New Orleans food.