As Oprah turns the big 5-9 and prepares to launch her own line of organic foods, we take a look back at some of her favorite bites. Check out this slideshow to learn her food obsessions and how you can make them yourself.
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Fat Witch Brownies
These brownies are known for their fudgey texture and chocolatey taste. The New York-based bakery is home to brownie flavors like Java Witch with cappuccino chocolate chips and Red Witch with dried cherries.
If you like Fat Witch brownies, try these enormous, delectable chocolate morsels. "Like all great desserts," says Anne Quatrano, "these brownies have only three pertinent flavors: chocolate, butter and walnuts." Quatrano, an Food & Wine Best New Chef 1995, is the chef of a small empire of restaurants in Atlanta.
If Beecher's Macaroni suites you, try our extra cheesy recipe. This recipe works beautifully with any semi-hard cheese but is particularly good with an international blend of French Mimolette, aged Dutch Gouda and American Vella dry Jack. A fine layer of Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano forms a crisp topping.
For a homemade version, this peach popsicle can quell your greatest fruit cravings. Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint, lemon verbena or basil.
Throughout the years, Oprah has given her stamp of approval to many foods. Now, the talk show host, who most recently interviewed fallen cycling legend Lance Armstrong, is said to be launching her own food line. The New York Post reported in November that Oprah sought out trademarks and patents for health items and organic foods including organic salad dressings, drinks, frozen vegetables, soups and dips. Her food brand, which might take the name "Oprah's Organics," "Oprah's Harvest" or "Oprah's Farm" will feature produce from farmland in Maui. In honor of her latest food endeavor and her 59th birthday, we take a look back at her favorite foods throughout the years.
Check out the slideshow above to learn some of Oprah's favorite foods and similar dishes you can make yourself, and view the slideshow below to view an interview with Oprah from our friends at MAKERS.