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Daily Blender Exclusive: Butcher and Entrepreneur Pat LaFrieda, Jr.

Daily Blender Exclusive: Butcher and Entrepreneur Pat LaFrieda, Jr.

“Butcher to the stars” seems like a ridiculous title, but it’s what Pat LaFrieda, Jr., has certainly become. From profiles in Saveur, the Washingtonian, and many others, the third generation butcher has been at the forefront of a meat-heavy restaurant craze for the past few years thanks to his nearly celeb butcher status, providing cuts […]

September 13, 2012 | By
Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Oh, how I wish I could make it to every luxurious food, wine, and spirits event there is. Flying to and fro – Europe, Asia, Australia – eating, traveling, writing. It took Bourdain a few years to finally get to that point, and it’ll take me a few years to get to that point, too, […]

February 15, 2012 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Chiarello

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Chiarello

Chef Michael Chiarello wears a bevy of hats – cook, restaurateur, vintner, businessman, food personality, father, husband – and he does it with aplomb. Over the last twenty years, the gregarious chef has managed to stake a solid claim in an already-revered mecca of food and wine – California’s Napa Valley. As owner and chef […]

November 10, 2011 | By
Portland’s Paley Reigns Supreme in A Battle of Radishes

Portland’s Paley Reigns Supreme in A Battle of Radishes

On Sunday night, Portlanders rallied across the city as local chef Vitaly Paley took on Iron Chef Jose Garces on this week’s episode of Food Network’s Iron Chef America. As owner and head chef of Northwest favorite, Paley’s Place, Chef Paley is no stranger to the quick pace of a kitchen, though he admitted that […]

April 21, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Marc Forgione

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione was visibly stunned when he was announced as the winner of last season’s The Next Iron Chef. The 32-year-old, an already accomplished chef, had survived the series by defeating nine other highly-skilled, award-winning competitors, securing his spot on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. It’s admittedly still sinking in. “It still hasn’t really hit […]

February 17, 2011 | By
The 2010 Taste of Beverly Hills: Day Three

The 2010 Taste of Beverly Hills: Day Three

Up late, up early? Such is my schedule at these fantastic food events. I arrived back at the Taste of Beverly Hills early Sunday morning to enjoy the Art of Brunch (Did someone say brunch? I’m there!) where the Beverly Hilton’s own culinary team were busy behind tables of fresh, smoked, and cured fish, with […]

September 9, 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
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
2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival: Frank Bruni Discusses His Star System

2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival: Frank Bruni Discusses His Star System

As I mentioned in my previous post, my favorite event of the 2009 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival was certainly hearing from restaurant critic and food author Frank Bruni. With stars added to and dropped from restaurants at any given time, I, like many others, wondered how Bruni determined his star […]

October 14, 2009 | By
Bourdain Comments On His Medium Raw Release

Bourdain Comments On His Medium Raw Release

Anthony Bourdain’s latest tome, Medium Raw, is everything you’d expect from the outspoken, contentious chef and author. Taking to task everyone from mega food producer Cargill to his old friend, the Food Network, Bourdain continues to hold nothing back in his latest opus. Reviews have been mixed, with Bourdain fans enjoying his usual verbose, food-filled […]

June 25, 2009 | By
Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Masters’ and If The Food Network Was Real Life…

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Masters’ and If The Food Network Was Real Life…

Juliette over at Super Chef notes that tomorrow night is the start of the new Top Chef series, Top Chef  Masters. Instead of your average kitchen Joe, Bravo’s Top Chef series has wrangled a number of well-known, accomplished chefs to battle Top Chef-style – with the winner awarded $100,000 to donate to their chosen charity! […]

June 9, 2009 | By
2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival Announced

2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival Announced

Posted by Jennifer Heigl Hooray! Our favorite festival organizer, Lee Schrager, has announced information for the upcoming 2009 New York Wine & Food Festival! The official press release notes that this year’s event, which will take place October 8-11, 2009, will again benefit hunger relief organizations Share Our Strength and Food Bank for New York […]

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