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Make Something French Today, It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on this day in 1912. Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter. Later Child actually worked for the OSS during World War Two, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Flat Bread with Prosciutto and Asparagus

Chef Oscar del Rivero heads the kitchens 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. Mexican born del Rivero graduated from Johnson & … Continue reading

McRib Sandwich Recipe

The McRib® is one of the most coveted sandwiches at McDonald’s. It only makes special appearances from time to time and is a huge source of PR for the Golden Arches. If you’ve never had a Mc Rib, maybe you … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Sal Scognamillo’s Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana

When you think of waistline friendly recipes, you may not automatically think of classic Italian dishes from one of NYC’s most loved Italian restaurants. Lucky for you Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s (yup, that Patsy’s the one that has been … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Toulze’s Corn Cakes

If you were to ask me for a restaurant recommendation in Sonoma, the first restaurant to come out of my mouth would be The Girl and The Fig. I still recall sitting in their outdoor area, next to a fire … Continue reading

Quarter Pounder Recipe

You would think making a burger would be simple, yet it is not. Food and flavor scientists like Howard Moskowitz are tasked with perfecting flavor combinations to make them, well, simply irresistible. This leaves us mere humans battling to replicate … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Susie Singh’s Watermelon Steak au Poivre

There are very few things that immediately bring summer to mind more than watermelon.  Chef Susie Singh of Highpoint Bistro in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood tends to agree. When we asked her to share a summer recipe with us, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Karen Fohrhaltz’s Lemon Shrimp Salad

It takes more than culinary talent to keep demanding New Yorkers sated and happy in the summer months. Leave it to Chef Karen Fohrhaltz to take good care of us. Chef Fohrhaltz is a New York institution. She started in the … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Claude Godard’s Fresh Goat Cheese Soup with Escargots

Chef Claude Godard is a member of a very special group of chefs, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. This group is very special. Their mission is to “preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development”. … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Patricia Williams’ Fried Chicken

When we asked Chef Patricia Williams of Smoke Jazz and Supper Club to share a recipe that exemplified summer, she told us “Summer food is very special since everything about summer is more relaxed and can be enjoyed outside. Fried chicken … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Alex Tishman’s King Salmon with Young Vegetables and Washington Hazelnut

Chef Tishman leads Big City Chefs‘ San Francisco Bay Area team of private chefs. Chef Alex has a passion for fresh seasonal fare, incredible skill in avant-garde culinary trends, and a style that makes him a client favorite. He graduated … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ethan Kostbar’s Pineapple Upside Down Pancake

Moderne Barn‘s Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar was raised in Israel and did quite a bit of travel through the Middle East. This resulted in an appreciation for the food the area and elegant touches of Middle Eastern cuisine in his … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ryan Peters’ Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Ryan Peters’ Recipe for Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Continue reading

Summer Recipes: Marie Cantelaube’s Gazpacho with Sweet Corn

Algeria born Marie Cantelaube grew up in the beach town of Biarritz in the south of France with her French mother and Italian father. Needless to say, cooking was in her blood. Marie is a self-trained chef who honed her … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Richard Garcia’s Grilled Corn on the Cob

Richard Garcia, Executive Chef of the Boston Waterfront Hotel,  is known for his modern American farm cuisine. He believes in using sustainable seafood and serves as the Boston Network Leader of Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit network of chefs that works on … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Paola Bottero’s Puntarelle Salad

If you were born and raised in the historic and popular Quartiere Flaminio neighborhood in Rome, many would never leave. But Paola Bottero has led a life full of surprises, where time and again “why not” took precedence over “why”, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Hope Cohen’s Grilled Greek Island Style Chicken Breasts

Hope Cohen is the go-to person when you have a question about food. She is a trained chef, restaurant consultant, media personality and can tell you just about everything about food and wine. She has filmed over 400 cooking shows … Continue reading

Haru’s Patron Green Tea Margarita

If you feel like celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but are no fan of tequila; this cocktail may be just the thing. You can head to one of Haru’s participating locations (Gramercy Park, Wall Street, Broadway, and Sake Bar) and pick one … Continue reading

34 Insane Baseball Stadium Foods You Can Make At Home

Spring is here and that means baseball and all that insanely delicious stadium food. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, in 1893, sausages became the standard fare at baseball parks. This tradition is believed to have been … Continue reading

22 Cultural Varieties of Chicken Soup To Feed The Soul

While the Chinese consume more chicken soup than any other culture, this savory soup has long been referred to in the Ashkenazic Jewish culture as Jewish Penicillin and a sworn cure of all maladies. Some studies indicate components in chicken … 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

Spring Recipes: David Noto’s Citrus Spritz

David Noto is the founder of Altaneve, who descended from over ten generations of Italian wine makers. He grew up in a family whose history was entrenched in the world of winemaking. He worked as an engineer in Italy, but … Continue reading

17 Exciting Ways to Devour Bacon

During the last thirty years, America’s affinity for bacon has moved from mild obsession to bacon mania, thanks in large part to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes rooted in molecular gastronomy such as Smoked … Continue reading

15 Outrageously Delicious Crock Pot Recipes

Slow cookers or Crock Pots have been around since the 1970s and achieved popularity because women entering the work force could set the Crock Pot to start cooking dinner in the morning before going to work. The prolonged cooking in … Continue reading

11 Popular Fast Foods You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

Doctors and dietitians warn us incessantly about the risks in eating fast food. But in spite of all the dire admonitions, many of us continue to enjoy an occasional burger and fries for one very good reason — fast food … 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

48 Brilliant Kitchen Tips To Save Money And Time

The best way to eat healthy and save money is to cook all of your food at home. Here are 48 ingenious tips that will save you loads of time and money in the kitchen, inspired by Buzzfeed. (Click ‘Next’ … 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

Sample Spanish Cuisine With 17 Luscious Tapas Recipes

Spanish tapas are the equivalent of appetizers here in America. But in Spain, tapas have developed into a sophisticated cuisine in which many different tapas are sometimes combined to make a full meal. In fact, dining on tapas is a … Continue reading

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With These 19 Delicious Recipes

In the early seventeenth century, Saint Patrick’s Day was an official Christian feast day and commemorates Saint Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Irish … 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

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s St. Patrick’s Day Mojito

Andrea Correale is one of the finest caterers in New York. The Elegant Affairs empire she has established had a very humble beginning right in her childhood home, where her mother, Marie Correale, taught her how to design a table … 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: 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

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: 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

14 Outrageous Ways To Make Coffee

In the fifties and sixties, the primary method used to brew coffee was with a coffee percolator. Today, most everyone I know uses the drip coffee method to brew their morning cup of coffee, which originated in the 1970′s with … Continue reading

10 Yummy Homemade Soup Recipes

When it comes to comfort food, what’s more consoling than a hearty, hot bowl of homemade soup? And one of the nice things about soup is that you can prepare a big pot, eat it all day, and then save … Continue reading