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Chef Nick Stellino’s Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Recipes

In Italy, there are two things that people value the most: family and food. So, it’s only fitting that for Mother’s Day, Italian celebrity Chef Nick Stellino, the author of 12 cookbooks and the star of ‘Storyteller in The Kitchen,’ now celebrating 25 years on the air, wants to help your readers celebrate mom this year with a few of his favorite fun, easy and tasty breakfast dishes that she is guaranteed to love. Chef Stellino has shared with us his top breakfast in bed picks, along with recipes below. I’ve included his French Toast recipe with video as...

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Cocktail Recipes for the Kentucky Derby

The countdown for the Kentucky Derby is on! It’s cocktail time. There is no doubt the weekend will be filled with a plethora of Mint Juleps, but why not break out of the traditional Derby cocktail mold and try something new! We have several cocktail recipes to add to your menu. Our first is courtesy of Chef Bobby Flay. He’s mixing up his signature Blood Orange Mimosa as the best boozy alternative to the traditional mint julep to enjoy while watching the races. A longtime horseracing fan and a frequent fixture at high-profile industry events such as the Kentucky Derby, Bobby...

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MacRostie Wines Help No Kid Hungry

Recently I sat down with Gillian Jeske Dodd from Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners at a Taste of the Nation LA preview dinner at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. She enlightened me about one of the evening’s sponsors, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards. This state-of-the-art winery is located on a picturesque hilltop overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley in California. Established in 1987, Steve MacRostie Pinot-focused winery is also the home to Thale’s Vineyard, named after Steve’s wife. While pouring a glass of 2016 MacRostie Thale’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, each sip offered appealing clove, brown spice and cherry aromas, with...

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Denmark Wins the Bocuse d’Or 2019

As many of you know, I’ve attended and followed Bocuse d’Or for a decade. It is everything you would expect and more in a true “Olympics of Chefs and Fine Dining.” Norway and Sweden have been in the winners circle at least since 2009. It is wonderful to see Denmark join this year by earning the gold. Because the press release is so well written, we are including it to give you a sense of the excitement that is generated and view the various competition plates. I want to thank again French Master Chef Herve Laurent for introducing me...

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WÜSTHOF A Cut Above

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham is a symbolic ritual that signifies a celebration is underway. As I started formulating my plans for the holiday season, the majority of my lists revolve around food, cocktails and desserts. Once the menus are established, I move on to tableware, accessories and the like. My mind wanders and I reflect back to holidays past. In my family, we’re all very particular as to the specific knife used for the bird or dessert pie. We still laugh about my grandma using the long serrated bread knife to reach across the table to...

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Chef Adrianne Calvo Shares Her Thanksgiving Secrets

If you close your eyes, you can almost smell the Thanksgiving turkey in the oven. Yes, it’s that time of year when we start planning our holiday menus. What side dishes will accompany your holiday bird? Should we serve white or red wine? Chef Adrianne Calvo was kind enough to share some of her Thanksgiving secrets, including her recipe for “Your Best Turkey Ever!” and Evergreen Autumn side dish. Chef Adrianne Calvo just released a two-volume set of cookbooks, publishing her 100 finest recipes, entitled The A-List: Vol. I and II. Chef Adrianne delves into starters, desserts, and everything...

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SHARE by Curtis Stone on Princess Cruises

Walking on-board the Emerald Princess, I admired the 19 deck cruise ship with almost 900 glass balconies attached the 1,539 guest rooms. What makes this ship extra special is Executive Chef Curtis Stone’s fine dining restaurant SHARE. It’s featured on only three Princess Cruises ships, to provide passengers an celebrity chef culinary experience while at sea. Chef Curtis Stone creates an inviting dining room with walls of glass windows for ocean view dining in an opulent setting. Inside a private dining room are photos of Stone and memorabilia, including his first recipe Orange Cake that he wrote out in...

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2018 Julia Child Award Winners Too Hot Tamales – Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

When Los Angeles based celebrity chefs, television personalities, cookbook authors and philanthropists Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger learned that they were receiving the 2018 Julia Child Award, they were thrilled. A distinguished panel from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts awarded these two chefs. They are not only the first women to receive this honor, but also the first chef team to be acknowledged by this prestigious non-profit organization. The Foundation will be presenting their award on November 1, 2018 in association with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History at a gala event...

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James Beard Foundation Taste America: Cities, Dates and What’s New for 2018

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America®. From September 28 – November 17, the traveling series will bring one-of-a-kind dining and educational experiences to 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. In addition to spotlighting the delicious food around the country, Taste America will focus on amplifying JBF food waste and sustainability initiatives and will directly contribute to the Foundation’s Scholarship programs.  Each city’s weekend-long program will feature a unique dining experience where chefs from around the country will partner...

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Three-Michelin Star Chef Massimo Bottura Partners with Palace Resorts

Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – proudly announces a joint partnership with world-renowned Chef Massimo Bottura to bring The Osteria Francescana Experience to the Mexican Caribbean. Known as one of the Top 50 Chefs in the world, Massimo Bottura will bring his culinary talents to Moon Palace Cancun for only two exclusive nights, on August 18th and 19th2018. Proceeds from this upscale dining experience, in partnership with the Palace Foundation, will go to Food for Soul, Massimo Bottura’s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to raise awareness on the issues of food waste and social...

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Slimming Down for Spring with Chef Richard Ingraham

Chef Richard Ingraham, private chef to actress Gabrielle Union and NBA veteran Dwyane Wade. He is focusing on developing delicious, flavorful recipes that help his celebrity clientele reach their peak performance. His cookbook is Eating Well to Win  and readers will be surprised to find that Chef Richard’s take on some traditional dishes are on the healthier side. Chef Ingraham has shared with us recipes for Garlic Shrimp in a White Bean Ragu, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Carrot Cake Trifle with Walnut Quinoa Brittle. Some lighter fare that won’t weigh you down before or after hitting the gym! Garlic...

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Celebrity-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Instead of sipping the traditional stout or Irish Car Bomb on March 17, why not mix up a festive libation that’s unique and unexpected? This year, raise a glass, shake your shamrock and toast “Erin go Bragh” with celebrity-inspired cocktails with spirits such as Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Midori Melon Liqueur, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek. Cruzan® Strapped Stout Ingredients: 1 ½ parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum 1 bottle of Chocolate or coffee stout beer Method: Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Stir gently.   Luck of Laphroaig® Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY) Ingredients 1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select 1/4 part...

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