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Today’s Food Newsbits: Hawaii To Ban Shark Fin; Restaurant Industry Holds Steady in 2010

Today’s Food Newsbits: Hawaii To Ban Shark Fin; Restaurant Industry Holds Steady in 2010

Even though locavore chef Alice Waters was singled out for her shark fin soup comment at last year’s Food For Thought forum, it is still a dish widely favored by many around the world. Many species of shark have long been endangered, but shark fin has remained a highly valued ingredient in Asian food culture, […]

June 2, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Former Chef Chimes In On Ramsay; Waters Continues To Inspire Despite Criticism

Today’s Food Newsbits: Former Chef Chimes In On Ramsay; Waters Continues To Inspire Despite Criticism

Of all the European chefs I try to cover here on Daily Blender, Gordon Ramsay always seems to be the one getting the most airtime. Whether it’s insulting a reporter or closing a restaurant, Ramsay nearly appears to be the Todd English of the British food world. London writer Rosie Birkett recently had a chat […]

May 18, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Schrager Purchases Chicago’s Pump Room, Celeb Chefs Spreading Healthy Food Message

Today’s Food Newsbits: Schrager Purchases Chicago’s Pump Room, Celeb Chefs Spreading Healthy Food Message

It was announced last week that hotelier Ian Schrager, popular for his top hotels in Miami and New York, recently closed on his latest acquisition, Chicago’s famed Pump Room. According to Crain’s New York, the Windy City destination, long popular with celebs, is part of a purchase that also includes the Ambassador East hotel. Schrager […]

April 6, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Restaurants Continue Growth, Michelin Reveals 2010 NY Stars, Alice Waters on Gourmet

Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Restaurants Continue Growth, Michelin Reveals 2010 NY Stars, Alice Waters on Gourmet

According to a recent Zagat survey, more restaurants opened in New York this year than the number of restaurants who shuttered their doors. Despite closings from big names like Payard and Tavern on the Green, survey results show that 157 ‘notable’ restaurants opened this year compared with 102 that closed. The survey also notes that […]

October 7, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Top Five Food Stories of Summer 2009

Friday Five: Top Five Food Stories of Summer 2009

Goodbye Summer! I’m leaving you for Fall. Think of all the fun we had together. Look at the big things that happened while you were here! 1) Bruniocalypse! In mid-May, New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni shocked everyone when it was announced that he would be leaving his post at the paper in order […]

September 11, 2009 | By
New Orleans Restaurant Misses Mark on Sustainable Seafood

New Orleans Restaurant Misses Mark on Sustainable Seafood

There’s an interesting post out of the New Orleans website Nola.com about a restaurant in the city dinged by customers for serving shark fin. Owner and Chef Scott Boswell has included a dish with shark fin broth on the menu of his highly-rated restaurant, Stella!. However, there was a quite an uproar over a recent […]

August 24, 2009 | By
The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Day 2 Keeps On Going!

The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Day 2 Keeps On Going!

Later in the afternoon, after I attended Ming Tsai’s demonstration, I had a chance to sit in on a cooking demonstration from Food & Wine’s Gail Simmons and Chef Tom Colicchio – also well known for their appearances on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Top Chef Masters’. Side by side, Gail mixed up an ‘East Meets […]

June 23, 2009 | By
Just in! Alice Waters would, indeed, like the Shark fin soup!

Just in! Alice Waters would, indeed, like the Shark fin soup!

Thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Forum, we’ve snagged the video clip of the recent Food for Thought forum with Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, and Duff Goldman! If you recall, Tony made quite the huff about Waters’ choice of Shark fin soup as a last meal. Hey – it’s her last meal! Maybe she […]

June 9, 2009 | By
The Side Dish: Bourdain Takes The Stage in Portland

The Side Dish: Bourdain Takes The Stage in Portland

Much to my glee, I was able to snag a few tickets to the recent Tony Bourdain talk here in Portland. Featured at Keller Auditorium, and sponsored by the Seattle Theatre Group, Bourdain took the stage last Friday, all by his lonesome, and it was quite the entertaining experience. I didn’t know what to expect, […]

June 2, 2009 | By
Weekly Food Newsbits: Q&A with Dan Barber, Wendy’s To Go Cage-Free, Bourdain/Waters at ‘Food For Thought’

Weekly Food Newsbits: Q&A with Dan Barber, Wendy’s To Go Cage-Free, Bourdain/Waters at ‘Food For Thought’

The blog at the James Beard Foundation has a great Q&A session with recent Outstanding Chef James Beard Award winner, Dan Barber. Barber, who’s the Executive Chef of Blue Hill, mentions his wishes of humane fois gras,which he’s now working to provide through Stone Barns. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, fast food giants Wendy’s and […]

May 26, 2009 | By
President Obama Adds Sustainable Chef to White House Staff

President Obama Adds Sustainable Chef to White House Staff

Posted by Jennifer Heigl I was thrilled to read in the NY Times yesterday that in addition to keeping White House chef Cristeta Comerford, the First Lady’s spokesperson, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, has confirmed that chef Sam Kass has been appointed to assist in White House meal preparations. With many notables in the sustainable food community […]

January 29, 2009 | By
Slow Food Bash Rounds Out Summer Festivals

Slow Food Bash Rounds Out Summer Festivals

Perhaps it came in more subdued tones than the high octane throw-downs quintessential of the season, but the slogan “Come to the Table” was proposition enough, as a cross-section of attendees gathered to experience the four day food festival designated Slow Food Nation ’08. As a subsidiary of Slow Food USA and the international Slow […]

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