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NYC’s Batali and LaFrieda Step Up for Food Stamps

NYC’s Batali and LaFrieda Step Up for Food Stamps

Famed chef Mario Batali has announced that in order to bring more awareness to the cuts looming over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, he’s launched a campaign called the Food Stamp Challenge Friday. According to Crain’s New York, participants in the challenge will live within the constraints of $31 for an entire week of meals […]

May 14, 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
Advisory Dream Team Leads Adria’s New Culinary School; More Lawsuit Rumblings From Batali Employees

Advisory Dream Team Leads Adria’s New Culinary School; More Lawsuit Rumblings From Batali Employees

When he announced he’d be closing his world-famous El Bulli, chef Ferran Adrià made his plans for an upcoming new culinary school known. According to Time, the advisory board of Adrià’s new Basque Culinary Center recently came together in San Sebastian to brainstorm about the new institution. The culinary dream team – chefs from around […]

August 9, 2010 | By
Ramsay Closes Another Restaurant; Anticipation Mounts For Batali And Bastianich’s Eataly

Ramsay Closes Another Restaurant; Anticipation Mounts For Batali And Bastianich’s Eataly

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s luck seems to ebb and flow a bit drastically, with nearly his every move making headlines. He’s opened restaurant locations, closed restaurant locations, been lambasted for public comments, and battled financial woes – all just in the last few years. The latest chapter of the Ramsay tome is unfortunately on the bad […]

August 2, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Batali Sued Over Wage Violations; Independent Restaurants Take A Tumble

Today’s Food Newsbits: Batali Sued Over Wage Violations; Independent Restaurants Take A Tumble

Numerous outlets reported last week that popular chef Mario Batali and his business partner, Joseph Bastianich, were being sued over wage violations. According to the Wall Street Journal, two current employees of the pair’s Babbo location in New York’s West Village allege that the restaurant has been illegally withholding tips and overtime from staff members. […]

July 26, 2010 | By
Restaurant Critics Taken To Task in New Horror Flick

Restaurant Critics Taken To Task in New Horror Flick

Reason #429 why I’ll never critique your restaurant in print: You just never know who’s a little off kilter. Thanks to my fine friend, restaurant critic Patrick Coleman of the Portland Mercury, I’ve come across the trailer for a recently released independent horror film titled Bitter Feast, which made its debut at the Los Angeles […]

July 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
28th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Brings Culinary Masters to Colorado

28th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Brings Culinary Masters to Colorado

All the dreary winter weather certainly has me Aspen dreaming this week. Tickets recently went on sale for the 28th Annual Food & Wine Classic held in Aspen every June, and I’m already thinking about the lush mountains, the clean air, and the beautiful blue skies that surround the fabulous event. The Food & Wine […]

February 12, 2010 | By
Restaurant Economic Woes Reach Celeb Chefs, Europe, Asia

Restaurant Economic Woes Reach Celeb Chefs, Europe, Asia

Knee-deep in the third quarter of 2009, and the restaurant industry continues to struggle. Out of USAToday, reports that many of the high-end, well-known restaurants across the country have cut their menu prices in an effort to keep consumers coming in. Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit and Riingo notes more “menu engineering” over the past […]

August 26, 2009 | By
Canadian Foodies Miffed Over Phaidon Book Snub

Canadian Foodies Miffed Over Phaidon Book Snub

It looks like we’re not making any more friends in the Canadian culinary scene. According to The Guardian, a number of folks north of the border are up in arms over the upcoming release of Coco from Phaidon Books. The coffee-table book (with recipes? I can’t tell) offers “100 emerging culinary stars chosen by 10 […]

August 14, 2009 | By
Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Nate Appleman Talks Italian Food

Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Nate Appleman Talks Italian Food

After his sweeping meatball madness win at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic’s Best New Chefs Dinner, chef Nate Appleman recently sat down with San Francisco’s Grub Street to talk food and business – as well as those pesky winning meatballs. Appleman is an Ohio native who manages two Italian restaurants in the San Francisco […]

July 14, 2009 | By
The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Begins!

The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Begins!

From the gorgeous Roaring Fork Valley, the 27th Food & Wine Classic in Aspen kicked off this week, with notable bashes all around! Guests were treated at last night’s Welcome Reception to flavorful dishes created by Bravo’s Top Chef winners Harold Dieterle, Stephanie Izard (no, it doesn’t rhyme with ‘lizard’), Ilan Hall, and Hosea Rosenberg. […]

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