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Chef’s Recipes: Kevin Thiele’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe

Chef Kevin Thiele is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He started working as a line cook at Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue in 2004. His talent, hard work, and passion for cooking moved him up the kitchen ladder in … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Paul Simon’s Spring Salad with Bacon-Cheddar Dressing

Chef Paul Simon is New York Beer Company’s Executive Chef, where he’s responsible for supervising and leading the operations of the busy kitchen. As a boy growing up in Florida, he didn’t have much appreciation of the changing seasons. But … Continue reading

Chef’s Spring Recipes: Peter Loria’s Vanilla Maple Glazed Tofu

Chef Peter Loria remembers watching and helping his Sicilian father and grandfather prepare a wide variety of delicious cuisines, as well as his maternal grandmother, a Czech native who was an amazing baker. These influences in his early childhood provided … Continue reading

Chef’s Spring Recipes: Julio Taveras’ PB & J Flauta with Ice Cream

Chef Julio Taveras is originally from Santiago in Dominican Republic. He began working in NYC restaurants as early as 1984, and over the next eight years, Julio moved up the kitchen hierarchy from prep chef to line cook, and finally … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Daniel Kenney’s Cape Cod Local Chowder

Chef Daniel Kenney is executive chef of at Cape Cod’s beloved Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Before cooking his creative takes on classic American Cape cuisine at this prestigious hotel, Chef Kenney built an impressive resume at some of the world’s … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Robert Daugherty’s Rosemary and Chipotle Roasted Nuts

Chef Robert Daugherty, at the tender age of 11, already knew he wanted to be a chef someday. He used to hide in his father’s car to work with him at David Copperfield’s, best known for their Monte Cristo. He … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Kelly Armetta’s Braised Pork and Mushroom Pasta

Chef Kelly Armetta is the Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency Boston. He boasts an impressive resume with over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. His love for food started at the tender age of 14 when he opened … Continue reading

Rediscover Cabbage With This Cabbage and Onion Torta

Melissa Clark writes a wonderful weekly food column called A Good Appetite for the New York Times. Her acclaimed cookbook, “In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite,” includes essays and recipes based on her column. (source) Clark’s most recent book … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Patrizio d’Andrea’s Brodetto di Pesce

Chef Patrizio d’Andrea’s passion for cooking can be traced back to his mother’s farm kitchen in Italy. He graduated with honors from the prestigious Aurelio Saffi Culinary School in Firenze, Italy. He has an impressive work experience, with stints in … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Julio Taveras’ Peanut Butter and Fig Ravioli

Chef Julio Taveras is originally from Santiago in Dominican Republic. He began working in NYC restaurants as early as 1984, and over the next eight years, Julio moved up the kitchen hierarchy from prep chef to line cook, and finally … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Stuart O’Keeffe’s Ultimate Beef Stew

This handsome Irish import, Chef Stuart O’Keeffe, has been receiving recognition internationally ever since the debut of Stuart’s Kitchen, a show that aired in both Ireland and New Zealand. It is also important to note that he is a weekly … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Jason Brumm’s Grassfed Meatloaf Sandwich

Winning the “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrel” cooking show on Food Network sky-rocketed Chef Jason Brumm’s name into the culinary industry. The show taped in August, and by September he was already working for Second Home Kitchen + Bar when the show … Continue reading

The 5 Most Desired Salads Among Hollywood Celebrities

In the most weight conscious place on earth, Hollywood is the salad capital of the world, and has created many of the most famous salads on the planet: the Cobb salad, the Chopped Salad, and the Caesar Salad. In her … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Amy Riolo’s Egyptian Sesame Challah

Amy Riolo is an award-winning author, chef, host of Culture of Cuisine cooking show, and a Mediterrenean cuisine expert. She has graced numerous television and radio programs in both United Staes and abroad, like Fox TV, CBS, Nile TV, and … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Daniel Castano’s Risotto Pescatore

Chef Daniel Castaño is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, who specializes in Italian cuisine and has worked in some of New York’s highly esteemed kitchens, like Babbo, Lupa, and Quality Meats. He has also worked in different kitchens around … Continue reading

2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation has finally announced the semifinalists for their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards at a formal event in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 James Beard Awards ceremony will take place in New York City on May 2 and … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Rodrigo Bueno’s Mexican-Style Rib Eye Huaraches

Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Rodrigo Bueno gained an appreciation for cooking early in life by visiting different restaurants with his family at a young age. In these trips, he was introduced to various cuisines like French, Japanese, … Continue reading

Top 10 Culinary Schools In North America

Let’s begin with a brief word on culinary schools. By some estimates, roughly 12 percent of students attend private, for-profit culinary schools which have been criticized for making inflated career promises to potential students. Also bear in mind that tuition … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Healthy Fish Soup

Helen and Lisa Tse are not only biological sisters, but also twins when it comes to entrepreneurship. They are the brains behind the Sweet Mandarin Restaurant, which won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese Restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word, … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Steamed Soy Sauce Scallops

Entrepreneurial twin-sisters Helen and Lisa Tse are the brains behind the Sweet Mandarin Restaurant that bested 10,000 other restaurants to covet Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese Restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word. But their success doesn’t end there. Their … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Chicken Fried Rice

Sweet Mandarin won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word, beating 10,000 other restaurants. Now the entrepreneurial sisters behind Sweet Mandarin, Helen and Lisa Tse are stepping up the game by publishing their fist cookbook … Continue reading

10 Restaurants Inspired from Books And Movies

Wouldn’t it be fun to dine at a totally fictitious restaurant you saw in a movie or read about in a book? I’m not referring to existing restaurants such as The Whistle Stop Cafe featured in the film, “Fried Green … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Dakota Weiss’ Celery Root Risotto

Born and raised in Lancaster, California, Chef Dakota Weiss has also lived all across the United States including Arizona, Texas and Florida. At 12 years old, they moved to Santa Fe, Mexico. She may not have had a constant home, … Continue reading

Top 20 Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

While there’s no doubt a number of reasons why celebrities decide to own a restaurant, only a few restaurants are fortunate enough to have both good food and celebrity-backing. Some celebrities may have an obsessive interest and deep love for … Continue reading

Flashback: Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Pays Over 5 Million for Stealing Tips

While stealing in general is indicative of a callous disregard for the dignity and sovereignty of others, theft in the workplace is particularly egregious because of the element of assumed trust, especially when an employer steals from hardworking, low paid … Continue reading

BarBacon In Hell’s Kitchen Features Addictive Bacon-Centric Menu

Chef Peter Sherman, who has formerly worked with Joel Robuchon, David Bouley and April Bloomfield, proves no one can get enough bacon with his new Hell’s Kitchen restaurant BarBacon. (source) After five years and endless bacon permutations, Sherman opened BarBacon … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Eleazar Nun’s Meatball Ciabatta

The Royal is an upscale restaurant and lounge situated directly below Union Square at the heart of New York City. 43 LED screens line up their walls with cushioned bar stools that gives off a vibe of a high-class hotel … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Ryan Johnston’s Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

Chef Ryan Johnston was born in South Florida with a butcher for a father, so he has been exposed to the food industry even as a young boy. This led him to develop his great passion for cooking with the … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: István Pesti’s Chicken Supreme with Corn

The first in Hungary to have earned more than 15 Gault Millau points, Chef István Pesti is considered as one of the best chefs in Budapest and Hungary. La Perle Noire, under his leadership, was named one of the Best … Continue reading

Best Places To Eat At 10 Major International Airports

The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney points out that more travelers — an affluent group willing to spend money — consider themselves foodies and expect to eat quality food when traveling. As a result, the quality of airport food has … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Steven Cruz’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Before finally joining the Teqa team as their executive chef, Steven Cruz boasts of a proven record of experience as he has worked for a few big name restaurants like Rayuela, Cavo, and The Orchard House. At Teqa, Chef Steven … Continue reading

California Chefs “Fighting Mad” Over Required Glove Use

Some California chefs are steaming mad over a new law that goes into effect this year. Beginning January 2014, a new section of the California Retail Food Code will prohibit bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, in an effort to … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: John Creger’s Lasagna Bolognese

Formally the executive sous chef of Le Cirque, a three-star rated restaurant by the New York Times, Chef John Creger worked under Chef Craig Hopson. He has previously with with world-renowned chefs like Morimoto, Mark Forgione, and David Burke. He … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Zack Mills’ Coffee Braised Pork Belly

Chef Zack Mills took his professional training in The French Culinary Institute. Right after graduating, he began working in various kitchens including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. A native of Maryland, he developed a deep understanding of the region’s cuisine, … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Christophe Le Metayer’s Bison Meatballs

Born in France and classically trained in the culinary arts, Chef Christophe Le Metayer has been pursuing his passion for food and cooking for almost three decades already. Through his work experience, he has developed a unique, globally inspired culinary … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain To “Wow” NYC With Huge Food Market

FriendsEAT co-founder Antonio Evans notes Bourdain is a TV personality loved by anyone who isn’t an idiot and writes: “His asides and narration has painted a landscape of the world that has boldly created the new ‘food culture’.” (source) Bourdain … Continue reading

Interview with Sydney Kramer from The Crepes of Wrath

Sydney Kramer is the genius behind the blog, The Crepes of Wrath, where she shares interesting new recipes with a readership that wants to get out of their cooking rut and try something fun, without needing crazy ingredients or breaking the bank … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Justin Burdett’s

Chef Justin Burdett, known for his farm-to-table cooking, became a part of the Ruka’s Table team in 2012.  Chef Burdett’s cooking methodology utilizes local, seasonal ingredients, a perfect complement to his philosophy: to use every part of the product, from the root … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Fabrice Marcon’s St. Agur Salad with Honey Rosemary Vinaigrette

A native of France, Chef Fabrice Marcon was classically trained cook through the French apprenticeship system. At age 14, he began his training in classical French cuisine at 2- and 3-star Michelin restaurants. After being in in the French military … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Tiffany Youngman’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Chef Tiffany Youngman discovered her love for baking at a young age, beginning with the family tradition of Christmas cookie baking and decorating. Baking not only brought happiness to people she cooks for, but also including herself. Right from high … Continue reading