We chatted with Jamie Oliver, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, and other popular Food Network chefs to find out how they "have a foodie holiday." Watch our video to find out what cooking tips experts like chocolate master Jacques Torres and Food Revolution's Jamie Oliver swear by and what they really think about this bacon food trend. Plus, Paula Deen, Anne Burrell, and other celebrity chefs tell us what they do for the holidays when they're not slaving away in the kitchen. Looking to win your own Ul
Food Network Chefs on Favorite Holiday Recipes and Cooking Tips Katie Sweeney: Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Jamie Oliver, we spoke with some of the hottest chefs when Barneys New York unveiled its new window display, Have a Foodie Holiday. They tell us their best cooking advice tip ever received and what they’re doing for the holiday plus we’ve teamed up with Barneys and our sister site, Shop Style to bring you an awesome giveaway. It’s filled with foodie must haves like Jonathan Adler’s Fun Do Sets and Eli’s new espresso machine. Stay tune to find out how to enter. Jamie Oliver: Keep it simple. It’s far better to do something everyday brilliantly and try some wacky dish that you’ve never done before that’s going to end up tasting like crap. Emeril Lagasse: The best tip that I’ve ever received is to just really kind of keep it real. I mean I think that people try to overcomplicate things and they shouldn’t do that. Rocco DiSpirito: Here’s the greatest cooking tip in the whole world. Jack Shiboir two-star Michelin chef told me this in 1984. It sounds very fundamental. He said, “Taste your food.” Anne Burrell: From my mother, “Read your recipe before you guys start it and make sure you have all the ingredients.” Jacques Torres: Stuff that you want to eat, stuff to cook and it was always cook with love. Anne Burrell: You know, I love bacon. What can I say? Brown food tastes good. Simon Doonan: What’s more magical than bacon? Jamie Oliver: You know I'm not really interested in you know, there’s some Peruvian stuff that’s coming through at the moment. That’s the incredible, some Egyptian stuff coming through that’s just outrageous. Rocco DiSpirito: I don’t really notice the trends, to be honest with you. I think the one thing that is consistent since the 80s, people left chefs because of how we give them access to the good life. Then that’s never stop and that’s a great thing. Paula Deen: No, my children expect the same thing. All of their favorites for Thanksgiving and I give it to them. We always served beefy Christmas because I am Turkey then ham there about December 25th. Bobby Flay: I think that you still have to cook Thanksgiving the way you want to eat Thanksgiving. It’s not the day to go on a diet, that’s for sure. But I would say, just you have to eat less than you want to eat. You know eat two-thirds of what you would normally eat at Thanksgiving. Anne Burrell: For Thanksgiving I do a very traditional turkey Thanksgiving dinner like I'm no frills, kind of Thanksgiving girl. I mean it takes me back to my childhood. And Christmas is kind of crab stew. We do something different every year. Jamie Oliver: The holidays are always the same. You know I just knock out and we do turkey and goose. We do the same thing every year. We just try and improve every year. Rocco DiSpirito: What I look forward to the cooking, family, all the usual suspects. Katie Sweeney: And don’t forget to check out young sugar. For more details on how to win the ultimate foodie giveaway.