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Chef’s Fall Recipes: John Moeller’s Chicken Tortilla Lime Soup

There are certain honors a Chef will never forget, among the rarest is being chosen to be the Chef at the White House. Chef John Moeller  is one of the few to have held this post under three Presidents. This … Continue reading

Tips On Understanding Food Date Labels and How Not To Waste Food

An analyses of the U.S. food date labeling system has concluded the system is basically worthless and misleading. The examination was conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chad Musick’s Caramel Apple Martini

Chad Musick, the Beverage Director at High Street Hospitality Group in Greenville, SC knows how to make people feel at home. Perhaps it is his warm personality, but we think it has something to do with his delectable cocktails. His … 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

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

Whispering Wolf Mojito Recipe

Jellyfish has one of the loveliest views in the Chicago’s Gold Coast area. When you go, make sure to get a seat in their second floor glass atrium so you can enjoy the view of legendary Rush Street. The Pan-Asian … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Michael Farrell’s Seared Sea Scallops with Corn Nage

How to make Michael Farrell’s Seared Sea Scallops with Corn Nage Recipe Continue reading

Chef’s Fall 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

Fall Recipes: Piero Rodriguez’s Mandarin-Rosemary Margarita

How to Make Raymi Mixologist’s Piero Rodriguez’s Mandarin-Rosemary Margarita Cocktail Continue reading

Chef’s Fall 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: Herve Malivert’s Poached Halibut in Olive Oil

When you are French, your father is a cheese maker, and you’re in the kitchen at the tender age of 12, you’re pretty much destined for culinary greatness. This is the case with Chef Hervé Malivert. His father was a … Continue reading

Heilila Vanilla Mojito Recipe

New Zealand-based Heilala Vanilla, grows, manufactures and distributes of a premium and award-winning vanilla products. Heilala Vanilla is the only vanilla in the world that is direct from plantation to pantry with no traders or outside distributors. They also adhere … 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: Chef Steven Gallo’s Integrale Pasta

Galli Restaurant has figured out a way to get into your bikini (or board shorts) this summer without giving up your craving for pasta. Chef Steven Gallo of Galli Restaurant has crafted a dish that not only screams summer, it … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef John DeLoach’s Seared Sea Scallops

It takes quite a skilled chef to take attention away from NYC’s hottest dance club and onto his dishes. This is what Chef John DeLoach has done at LAVO New York, where he is currently the Executive Chef, working with … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Sal Scognamillo’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, one of Italy’s most delicious dishes, and one of everyone’s favorites atNYC’s landmark, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. I know you think you can’t possibly enjoy this and keep your figure, but there are ways. And lucky for all of … 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

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Terry Walters’ Jícama Strawberry Guacamole

Going vegan (or vegetarian) does not have to suck. If you’re thinking of making that lifestyle change, Terry Walter’s Clean Food is an essential for your kitchen. Terry is one of the original leaders of the clean-eating movement. She shares … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ken Arneson’s Smoked Brisket Salad

How to make Chef Ken Arneson’s Smoked Brisket Salad Recipe Continue reading

Lemongrass Thai Basil Mojito Recipe

Root Cellar Catering Co., is a family owned and operated catering company that specializes in fresh, seasonal and locally sourced, made from scratch recipes. Ingredients: 1 shot rum 1/2 lime 3 or 4 leaves thai basil 1 stock lemongrass 1/2 … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipe: Kenneth Johnson’s Sicilian Eggplant Capanata and Sorbet Martini

Pescatore Restaurant Chef Kenneth Johnson’s Sicilian Eggplant Capanata and Sorbet Martini Recipe Continue reading

Egg McMuffin Recipe

A recipe for a perfect McDonald’s Egg McMuffin Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Josh Kroner’s Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

I’ve been a fan of Terrapin restaurant for quite a long time. Rhinebeck in itself is a culinary crown and for me, Terrapin is its brightest jewel. Chef Josh Kroner has led the farm to table movement in the Hudson … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Joe Marcus’ Heirloom Tomato “BLT” Salad

There aren’t too many chefs who can also throw a mean fastball so be sure not to anger Chef Joe Marcus. Marcus, a Long Island native, was a star pitcher throughout his youth, which earned him a baseball scholarship. After … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jim Botsacos’ Greek Garden Salad

You know that things are being done right when a restaurant has dominated the New York Dining scene for over 15 years. This is the case with Founding chef/partner of Molyvos, Jim Botsacos. Molyvos has been serving authentic, yet high … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Damion Norton’s Cajun Grilled Mahi Mahi over Crawfish Etouffee and Steamed Rice

If you are looking for Summer Recipes, the best place to find them is where there is proverbial summer. This recipe comes fromChef Damion Norton who hails from Macedonia, SC. Chef Norton didn’t know he was destined for a culinary … 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

Big Mac Recipe

How to make a Big Mac at Home Continue reading

10 Sleep Promoting Foods To Encourage Sweet Dreams

For those living in modern industrialized countries, the lack of physical activity, among other things, has contributed to an insomnia epidemic. The over-the-counter sleep aid market now accounts for over $600 million in annual sales. In addition to increasing physical … 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

7 Tricks Used by Servers to Increase the Bill (and their Tips)

Writing from Paris, the Telegraph’s Henry Samuel claims French journalists have disclosed an impressive array of techniques used by Gallic waiters to boost their tips. The tricks were included in an article called “Seven serving tips to increase the bill”, … Continue reading