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How Many Knives Do You Really Need In The Kitchen?

If you were contemplating buying a new set of kitchen knives but find yourself low on funds, you’re in luck. Because unless you plan on chopping up your own lamb shanks, peeling lots of exotic fruits or deboning a whole … 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: 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

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Dakota Weiss’ Miss Swiss Fondue

Born and raised in Southern California, Chef Dakota Weiss discovered her love for cooking at a very young age when her mother, suspense novelist Charmaine Coimbra, has taught her about cooking in the kitchen and organic gardening. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Paul Simon’s Baby Arugula with Caramelized Apples Salad

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 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

No Knead Bread Baking Method

As anyone who has baked bread knows, kneading the dough is the most time consuming part of the bread making process. (source) Eric, the founder of Breadtopia.com, a baking website and store proposes an alternative method of baking bread that … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Gena Knox’s Smoked Cheddar Popovers

A native of Middle Georgia, Gena Knox has found comfort in their kitchen at a young age, working with their homegrown fruits and vegetables. Her lifelong passion for cooking and locally grown foods paved the way for her career as … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: John Gurnee’s Roasted Delicata Squash and Persimmon Salad

Chef John Gurnee has recently been appointed as Chef de Cuisine for LB Steak in Menlo Park, California. Now 35 years old, the path to his career now was not a simple walk in the park. Born and raised in … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Richard Sandoval’s Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Chef Richard Sandoval grew up in Mexico City, where he would help his grandmother in their kitchen and gather with their family to enjoy heart Mexican fare prepared from scratch. From his grandmother, he has learned the importance of fresh … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Hari Nayak’s Lentil & Spinach Soup (Dal Palak)

Born and raised in a small town in Coastal Southern India, Chef Hari Nayak started his culinary career at the tender age of 8 by making masala omelets, an Indian specialty, for his family. Hari graduated at the top of … 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

25 Surprisingly Delicious Spam-Inspired Recipes

While Spam is admittedly not the healthiest food choice, for starving students, or those of us just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month, Spam is a cheap, affordable source of protein that keeps hunger at … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Sara Thomas’ Sweet Potato Cake and Ice Cream

Chef Sara Thomas earned her Associates Degree in Pastry Arts from Pennsylvania Culinary in Pittsburgh. Her work experience includes nationally-acclaimed luxury properties, like her most recent position as pastry chef at The Dunes Gold and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach. … Continue reading

Melt Away Depression With These 5 Good-Mood Foods

Delicious Living writers Caren Baginski and Elisa Bosley do a great job explaining how what we eat affects our mood. They point out that in 2012, antidepressants were the second most prescribed drug in the United States, and then juxtapose … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Elana Horwich’s Chicken alla Cacciatore

Meal and a Spiel is a Los Angeles based cooking school and online resource for recipes, videos, and health information that successfully teaches “the career girl generation” to cook with passion. The spiels are written to allow cooks to enter into the … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Joshua Laban Perkins’ Chicken and Waffles

Boasting a 25-year career under his belt in the restaurant and hospitaly industry, Chef Joshua Laban Perkins serves as the chef-partner of Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar in Memphis, where he has supervised the corporate culinary operations since 2012. Prior … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha sauce, a spicy Thai-style hot chili sauce is so hot the city of Irwindale, California attempted to halt production of the condiment over complaints that fumes from the makers, Fong Foods factory, leave neighbors with irritated eyes, throats and … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Eiji Okamura’s Halibut and Langoustine

Chef Eiji Okamura initially joined the Palace Hotel Tokyo team in 1995 when he was just 20 years old. After a year, he transferred to a Japanese restaurant in Tokyo, then did a little stint in Frankfurt. It was a … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Jeff Tunks’ Charbroiled Oysters

Chef Jeff Tunks is the co-proprietor and executive chef of seven acclaimed DC-area restaurants including his Louisiana-inspired fish house Acadiana, and his tri-coastal restaurant DC Coast. Tunks’ sustainable focus and seafood-centric menus have earned him praise from the likes of … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Guy Cerina’s Tempura Atlantic Cod

Chef Guy Cerina is currently the executive chef for the neighborhood favorite, beer-centric restaurant/bar located right off of Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, The House of Brews. Guy has been an Executive Chef at several prestigious establishments over his long … Continue reading

Fall Recipe: Greg Ford’s Bayou Cioppino

Initially intended as a gift to his newly wed son, Greg Ford’s collection of his own recipes and of those passed on by family and friends went on to become the book “No Girls Allowed.” The Bay Area of California … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Petros Kosmadakis’ Pork With Quinces

Born and raised in Crete, Chef Petros Kosmadakis, learned the secrets of the local cuisine at an early age at their own home, under the guidance of his grandmother. He went on to pursue his passion when he attended the … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Robert Berry’s Bucatini with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Chef Berry returned to Charleston to the delight of fans who knew him from his time at Slightly North of Broad. Before his return, he spent time working at some of the best kitchens in New York City, Washington, D.C. and … Continue reading

Perfect Bacon-Cornbread Stuffing for Thanksgiving

For this week’s featured barbecue and grilling recipe, I wanted to highlight a recipe that I included in my recent article: Thanksgiving Bacon Recipes. Out of the all the great barbecue and grilling recipes for Thanksgiving, this seems something that … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Chef Daniel Parilla’s Jumbo Party Wings

The Royal brings an extra-ordinary dining and viewing experience to Manhattan’s Union Square with their contemporary approach to traditional sports bar elements, high-quality menu, and late night lounge. Executive Consulting Chef Daniel Parilla created a menu with a modern take … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Scott Crawford’s Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut & Malt

Pennsylvania native, Scott Crawford heads the kitchen as executive chef at Herons restaurant at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, N.C. His culinary skill has made him not just a Southern favorite, but has earned him some pretty prestigious … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Chef Austin Perkins’ Goat Meatballs

Growing up in the West Marin Coast inculcated a love of fresh farm produce in Petaluma native, Chef Austin Perkins. He now brings this love of fresh & natural to Nick’s Cove, Oyster Bar & Cottages.  There, Perkins crafts seasonal, sustainable … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Terry Walters’ Pumpkin Spice Muffins

If you are looking to make a change in lifestyle, to eat healthier, locally, and more humanely, Terry Walters’s books: CLEAN FOOD and CLEAN START are the perfect resource. Terry is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and received the … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chef Claude Godard’s Salmon Tartare with Oysters and Cucumber

Master Chef Claude Godard is the third in a line of prestigious French Chefs. His cuisine is inspired by his grandfather Gaston Godard but with a modern twist. Chef Godard learned his trade early on, and he polished it at … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Scott Crawford’s Malted Parsnip Soup, Butter Poached Lobster, Tangerine, Vanilla

You know you’ve got something special when you’ve received three James Beard nominations, including “Best Chef: Southeast”. Herons restaurant at The Umstead Hotel has something very special in Chef Scott Crawford and their customers (and professionals) seem to agree. Crawford seems … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chad Bowser’s Sweet Smoked Lime Jalapeno Chicken Wings

The Easy Bake Oven inspired the love of cooking in many of us during our childhood. Katch Executive Chef Chad Bowser was among us. The Easy Bake led to working at “Feast” which catered to some of California’s top celebs. From … Continue reading

5 Unbelievably Vegan Foods

Living off a strict vegetarian diet is no rocket science to most vegans. But for those who have no 24/7 access to organic produce, they find refuge in processed food. And that’s one cause of dilemma for most vegans. Understanding … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Rich Vellante’s Lobster Roll

Few things say summer better than a perfectly made lobster roll. Lucky for us that Legal Sea Foods Chef Rich Vellante was generous enough to share his secret recipe for the perfect lobster roll with us. Chef Velante joined the … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Keller’s Seared Tuna Salad

It is said that the best chefs work their way up the culinary rungs. This was exactly the case with Chef John Keller whose passion for the restaurant business awakened at the age of 14 while he worked as a … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Villa’s Lo Mein Salad Recipe

How to make Tao Chef John Villa’s Lo Mein Salad Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Cactus Salad With Portobello Mushroom

I was so excited when Chef Oscar del Rivero offered his Cactus salad recipe. Cactus is not usually on the menu in most American kitchens and I am thrilled at the chance to give it a little love. Chef del … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ken Arneson’s BBQ Chicken Salad

Hilton Chef Ken Arneson’s BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Toni Willard-Young’s Strawberry Cupcake Cones

Chef Toni Willard-Young’s Strawberry Cupcake Cone Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Ceviche Peruano

Oscar del Rivero is the executive chef of Miami’s Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, Talavera Cocina Mexicana and Peacock Garden Cafe, the South Florida restaurants from the Jaguar Hospitality Group. A native of Mexico, del Rivero is a … Continue reading