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Top 10 Affordable Holiday Champagnes

According to the Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, written by Tom Stevenson and published since 1988 by Dorling Kindersley, the oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux, invented by Benedictine Monks in 1531. The monks bottled the wine before the initial … Continue reading

20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … 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 Recipe: Marco Chirico’s Duck Ravioli

Marco Chirico grew up at Marco Polo Ristorante, a family restaurant opened by his father, restaurateur Joe Chirico, in 1983. Marco started his culinary career by bussing tables when he was just 12 years old.  He wanted to honor his … Continue reading

Mason Jar Cookie Company: Perfect Gift For the Holidays

You’re all probably freaking out over Chrismukkah. Yah – me too. I’ve already seen both Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus decorations all over the stores in NYC. Issue is I HATE SHOPPING. I’m sure you do too…you end up walking for hours, … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Nick Baker’s Mini Cuban Sliders

Executive Chef  Nick Baker has brought his “fresh” flavors to the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX.  His all-time favorite food is seafood at its peak of freshness, but his Cubano Sliders are a fan favorite. He’s known not only … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Dominique Theval’s Mushroom Risotto

Parisian chef Dominique Theval delights the palates of the residents of Redondo Beach California at his namesake restaurant. He has quite an impressive and worldly culinary history. Chef Theval learned his craft at Ecole Hoteliere de Jean Ferrandi, where he … Continue reading

Easy Corn Chowder

There’s nothing more American than corn. This gorgeous corn chowder is flavored with bacon fat making it sinfully delicious. You’ll make it for years to come. 1/2 lb bacon, diced 1 large onion 1 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup flour … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Erin O’Shea’s Fall Cornbread

Restaurateurs Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov knew they had someone special in Chef/Partner Erin O’Shea, one of the US’s only BBQ Pit-mistresses. That could be because Chef O’Shea trained in Richmond, VA with  legendary Southern chef and restaurateur Jimmy Sneed at … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Matt Johnston’s Spiced Caramel Apple

One of the loveliest places to see the foliage is Rhinebeck, NY in Dutchess County. It is calm, has gorgeous shops, plenty of places to see nature, and is really close to the CIA (not the governmental agency silly…the culinary … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Adam Mosher’s Butternut Squash and Black Bean Salad

Chef Adam Mosher has a long culinary history. He started cooking at the tender age of 14 and has been cooking ever since. He honed his skills at Navy Culinary “A” (after passing up the CIA) and soon moved up … 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

Fall Recipes: Marilyn Markel’s Game Day Chicken Wings

Southern Season Cooking School has become not just a local, but national favorite.  Marilyn Markel heads the Chapel Hill location and is known for her love of food which was passed down from her grandmother. Markel began her career as … 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

“Speed-Scratch Cooking” Turns Expired Food Into Affordable Meals

Based on a recent report issued by Harvard and the National Resources Defense Council, billions of pounds of food is thrown away every year due the muddiness inherent in current food expiration date labeling practices, which are sorely in need … Continue reading

18 Countries More Obsessed With Food and Drink Than The U.S.

America has the fattest population of any industrialized nation, with two-thirds being overweight and one-third fully obese. And yet Americans spend far less of their income on food compared to many other developed countries. (Source) Writing for The Huffington Post, … 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

Top 10 Worst American Cities For Foodies

The Movoto blog, an extension of Movoto Real Estate, typically supplies readers with real estate related stories and trends along with a tongue-in-cheek back-beat narrative. The blog writers recently put together a list of cities they claim will leave a … 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

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

Woodwork Winery’s 2013 Pinot Noir is Exceptionally Smooth

Pinot Noir is typically considered earthy with vivid fruity flavors of ripe red fruit, cherry, chocolate, toast and spices. It’s a challenging grape variety known for its difficulty to make into good wine. The grape is thin-skinned, late ripening, and … 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

Study: Ethnic Breakdown of Fast-Food Eaters

Placed, a location analytics firm, claims to provide one of the most comprehensive views into U.S. consumers’ relationship with fast food and fast casual restaurants including analysis of the top brands, demographic trends and competitor customer profiles. Placed Chief Executive … 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

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Claude Godard’s Prince Edward Island Mussel and Fennel Salad

There are only 15 Maîtres Cuisiniers de France in New York City. Chef Claude Godard is one of the few to hold this title. Master Chefs of France are tasked with “preserving and spreading the French culinary arts, encouraging training in cuisine, and assisting … 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 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: 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: Ken Arneson’s Smoked Brisket Salad

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

Lisbon’s Mercado Da Ribeira

We’ve been traveling the world and taking stock of the “Les Halles” of the world. We’ve been to Cali, Colombia to the Galeria Alameda, a few of the Eataly locations throughout the world, and (of course) the famous “Les Halles de Paul … 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

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

Taberna dos Clérigos Lisbon, Portugal

If you’re looking for a bargain vacation, Lisbon is a perfect choice. That being said, there is a slight issue with the city. The majority of its affordable restaurants are traditional Portuguese, so if you’re there for more than two … Continue reading

Kiosks of Lisbon Portugal

If you’re traveling to Portugal, you need to know about its Kiosks. They were built in the 19th Century and harken back to the time the Moors ruled the city. The Kiosks had fallen into disrepair, but are currently undergoing … Continue reading