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Celebrating and Reminiscing – Five Years of the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Celebrating and Reminiscing – Five Years of the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

I started visiting New York City when I was in my teens. My Mom and I would make it all about musicals and Fifth Avenue and living the life of city dwellers during our mother/daughter weekends to the Big Apple. She had a friend who was “connected” and invited us to town for that first […]

September 26, 2012 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Roy Choi

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Roy Choi

The food scene in Los Angeles is a bit overwhelming. On a recent visit, I had a huge list of recommended and researched restaurants and didn’t even know where to start. Early into the trip, my traveling companion (a very knowledgeable taco connoisseur), our hosts and I were all trudging through the rain near Abbot […]

April 5, 2012 | By
2012 Cayman Cookout: Day Three (Until We Meet Again…)

2012 Cayman Cookout: Day Three (Until We Meet Again…)

Sunday’s Moët & Chandon Champagne Brunch was perhaps one of the loveliest events of the Cayman Cookout. Closing a weekend of spectacular parties, demos, and tastings, the brunch always sells out, offering the opportunity to gorge on luxury items like caviar and made-to-order blinis, a fully-stocked seafood cold bar, sushi and dim sum, and a […]

January 20, 2012 | By
2012 Cayman Cookout: Reunited, and It Feels So Good

2012 Cayman Cookout: Reunited, and It Feels So Good

Even in a collection of islands, from the Bermuda Triangle to the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Cayman manages to stand apart. Despite its outward resemblance to every other island nearby – sandy beaches, restaurants of every kind, hotels and resorts lining the waterfront – the island is a business mecca, with banks and international conglomerates […]

January 18, 2012 | By
El Bulli Serves Its Final Dish; Batali Shows His Love For Michigan

El Bulli Serves Its Final Dish; Batali Shows His Love For Michigan

Even though I knew my chances of finagling a reservation were slim to none, I, like many other dining-denied foodies around the world, breathed a heavy sigh as the last plates of the notable El Bulli left the kitchen over weekend. Those of us who are serial Tweeters followed as famed chefs Jose Andres, Grant […]

August 4, 2011 | By
McBride Departs Colicchio & Sons; Bourdain Takes To Social Media

McBride Departs Colicchio & Sons; Bourdain Takes To Social Media

Via a speculative post on Eater, restaurant fans learned today that Colicchio & Sons chef de cuisine Shane McBride would be moving on from his position at the New York restaurant. McBride, who has been a part of the Colicchio staff for the last three years, formerly manned the Craftsteak kitchen helm before making the […]

December 23, 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
Achatz Blasts Dining Room Documentors

Achatz Blasts Dining Room Documentors

With the increase in interest in the developing culinary scene, the subject of food documentation is a hot topic. Bourdain covered it in a recent No Reservations (and was not loved for his opinion), with Chicago chef Grant Achatz the latest to comment on the oft-discussed situation. Achatz, the owner and chef at the award-winning […]

April 5, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef and Author Anthony Bourdain

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef and Author Anthony Bourdain

Where does one even begin when writing about Anthony Bourdain? A chef whose fame has had more to do with sharp wit than kitchen skill, he is outspoken, unapologetic, and controversial. Recognized around the world for his renegade restaurant stories, his books, his shows, his raw, raucous comments have become the religion of guerrilla chefs […]

March 10, 2010 | By
South Beach Wine & Food Festival Readies To Rock Miami

South Beach Wine & Food Festival Readies To Rock Miami

Now in its ninth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is prepped and ready to rock-n-roll this weekend along the sunny beaches of Miami, Florida. Presented by Food & Wine Magazine, Southern Wine & Spirits, and the Food Network, fans can expect to see all of their television food favorites, from […]

February 23, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

When I started this Friday Five, I was thinking I’d just jot down a few of the restaurants I’m still needing to visit. As I started compiling my wishlist, however, it grew until it became more of a collection of culinary treks I’d like to make – and all the restaurants I want to hit […]

January 29, 2010 | By
Ferrán Adrià to Close El Bulli In 2012-2013 For Redesign

Ferrán Adrià to Close El Bulli In 2012-2013 For Redesign

World-renowned chef Ferrán Adrià surprised many in the food world when he announced early Tuesday at the Madrid Fusion Summit that he would shutter his landmark restaurant, El Bulli, during the 2012-2013 seasons. Adrià, known as a leader in the world of molecular gastronomy, has facilitated the award-winning restaurant since 1984. Named the number one […]

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