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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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The Irresistible Charm of Napa’s Culinary Capital Yountville

The Napa Valley town of Yountville is like a beautiful well-crafted bottle of wine: carefully thought out and the longer you spend in its atmosphere, the better it gets. You immediately become infatuated by its carefree, unhurried vibe, unmistakable charisma, and sheer beauty intertwined with vineyards. The Town of Yountville is steeped in upscale epicurean and oenophile experiences yet remains charming and down to earth. It’s difficult to believe that the gourmet capital of the Napa Valley, with a population of a tad over 3,000, boasts four Michelin stars and was once a mere speck of a stagecoach stop...

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Unique Summer Dining Spots

If you’re looking for the most unique summer dining experiences around the world, we’ve got the list. Destinations where guests can enjoy world-class meals without sitting in a stuffy, formal environment.  From a meal in beautifully adorned cave to beers atop African mountain peaks, adventurous foodies can enjoy meals at these scenic spots: Dinner in the Grotto at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort This Five-Diamond resort in Los Cabos provides guests the opportunity to dine and relax in a bubbling jacuzzi hidden inside the resort’s all-new Oasis pool. While unwinding in warm waters in a gorgeous, private grotto,...

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Arrogant Butcher at Epicenter of Downtown Phoenix Revitalization

The Arrogant Butcher restaurant is no newcomer to the downtown Phoenix scene. However, despite opening its doors and ovens back in 2011, the eatery has managed to stay at the top of its game and establish itself as a bona fide landmark that’s now at the epicenter of the area’s renaissance. Just a short walk away from Talking Stick Resort Arena where, on any given night, you might catch anything from a NBA game to a Justin Timberlake concert, as well as Chase Field where the resident Arizona Diamondbacks strive to dominate the MLB year after year. There is...

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Top 10 Foodie Experiences in Europe

Europe is full of great food. With so many destinations having great reputations for fantastic dining experiences and so many nurturing hidden gems, you’ll be constantly spoiled for choice…wherever you go. So, where are your taste buds going to take you this summer? To help inspire you, we’ve made a list of some of the best food experiences that you can enjoy when traveling in Europe. Croatia With over 1,000 islands to visit, what’s not to love about Croatia? Full of sun, sea and national parks, it’s truly a beautiful location. Its culinary capital is Istria, which full of...

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STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant—STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills—rises above thanks to an inimitable mix: a well-conceived and expertly executed menu proffered in a high-intensity, chic club-like atmosphere where dining is far more than eating: it’s an event. While patrons indubitably flock to STK LA for the food, Robert Liberato, Regional Executive Chef for the location, understands that a memorable guest experience is about far more. That, in Los Angeles especially, image is everything. “It’s...

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Tallest Skyscraper West of the Mississippi in Los Angeles

Sitting in a booth eating sushi at the Sora restaurant located on the 69th floor of the Wilshire Grand, I commented to my friend about the magnificent views of Los Angeles. Located inside the newly opened Wilshire Grand, this upscale, world-class and state-of-the-art 73-story high-rise, offers multiple dining options in the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Inside the office building is the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles, with 889 guest rooms on the 31st to 68th floors. Everywhere you look are million-dollar views. The lobby on the first floor is not the registration area for the hotel; instead hotel...

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Dining Out? What You Need to Do if You Have Food Allergies

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, about two percent of adults and five percent of children in America suffer from food allergies. Of this number, about 30,000 undergo emergency room treatments and about 150 individuals die due to allergic reactions. Some of the leading causes of food allergies are milk, eggs, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soybeans. Unfortunately, a cure for allergies has yet to be developed, and if you are allergic to certain types of food, avoiding these is your only option. What causes food allergies? Allergic reactions to food happen because your body’s immune...

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BANKERS HILL Bar + Restaurant Embodies ‘Craft America Cooking’

There’s nothing I love more than finding unique neighborhood nooks—eateries that, although somewhat off the beaten path, are making a notable impact on the local culinary scene. One such San Diego venue is BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant. While near the city’s famed Gaslamp District, this restaurant sits on the corner of 4th and Ivy, duly detached from deep downtown commotion. While this lively eatery is decidedly unpretentious and unfussy, also giving patrons much bang for the buck, make no mistake that the chef-driven cuisine here is “craft America cooking” at its finest. Classic favorites are gratifyingly re-imagined with...

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Inn by the Sea debuts Impossible® Burgers & the future of food!

Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick exclusively introduces the popular plant-based burger to Maine that smells, looks, feels -and most importantly- tastes like meat. We are excited to introduce this new trend by Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick. In a few weeks we will be featuring an in-depth interview with him and we’ll be highlighting many of his hidden talents. He’s amazing and always open to discovering new exciting healthy avenues. This Tuesday Portland, Maine area residents can be the first in the state to bite into the now famous ‘bleeding’ Impossible® veggie burger by visiting Inn by the Sea....

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Enjoying Island Flavors on a Catalina Island Tasting Tour

When in Southern California, locals and visitors can sail over to Catalina Island in one hour on a modern Catalina Express boat. Upgrade your ticket to the Commodore Lounge for special privileges that include early boarding, larger seats, a complimentary drink and snack. Once you arrive at the island take a stroll through the Mediterranean-looking town of Avalon to savor the flavors of six restaurants. The Catalina Food Tour is a three-hour culinary experience that offers enlightening cultural, architectural and historical insight about the island, while offering tastes of a variety of flavors by the bay. We met our...

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Elegant Food & Wine Festival at Chef Fest in Hawaii

Food always tastes better in a beautiful setting, especially if it’s at the luxury Four Seasons Hualalai resort. Coming up in October, celebrity chefs Neal Fraser (Los Angeles chef and Iron Chef winner), Jonathan Waxman (James Beard winner), Andy Ricker (Two-time James Beard Award winner and Michelin star recipient), Gabrielle Hamilton (Three-time James Beard winner, Iron Chef winner and Emmy winner for Mind of a Chef), Edward Lee (James Beard finalist), and Ivan Orkin (New York Ramen Genius), will all fly to the Big Island of Hawaii to cook and bake with Executive Chef Thomas Bellec of the Four...

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