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Ricker and Rucker Bring It Home at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards

Ricker and Rucker Bring It Home at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards

Hosted at the beautiful Lincoln Center in New York City, top chefs gathered last night for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards gala. Lasting a lengthy three hours, a black tie clad crowd of 2,000 was in attendance for the awards, with favorite chefs and past Beard award winners, like Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse and […]

May 10, 2011 | By
Starting 2011 Vegas Uncork’d With A Saber-Off and Savoy

Starting 2011 Vegas Uncork’d With A Saber-Off and Savoy

Oh, Vegas. The bright lights, big city, sounds of ding-ding-dingity-ding in every direction. I don’t make it there often, but when I do, it always amazes me how there seems to exist a full-fledged metropolis within an metropolis, an excess of eating, imbibing, and miscellaneous debauchery all along one long strip. It’s warmly reminiscent of […]

May 10, 2011 | By
A New York Bash for Food & Wine’s 2011 Best New Chefs

A New York Bash for Food & Wine’s 2011 Best New Chefs

Amid the hustle and bustle of New York’s already hopping food scene, chefs, restaurateurs, and media descended on the Upper East Side last night to celebrate the announcement of Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs. Hosted at the beautiful Bohemian National Hall, Best New Chef alumni, including Tom Colicchio, Missy Robbins, and Jonathan Benno, […]

April 6, 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
Andres, Colicchio Criticize Changes, Delays Of School Food Reform Bill

Andres, Colicchio Criticize Changes, Delays Of School Food Reform Bill

Longtime advocate chef José Andrés is steamed over the delay in revision of school food legislation. The Spanish-born chef spoke with the Chicago Tribune recently regarding the recent Congress heel-dragging over changes to the Child Nutrition Act. Andrés, who resides in D.C., has been an outspoken proponent of the revised legislation, along with a number […]

November 22, 2010 | By
Colicchio Reps For South Australia; Meyer Discusses The Closing of Tabla

Colicchio Reps For South Australia; Meyer Discusses The Closing of Tabla

After living abroad in Adelade, South Australia many years back, amongst the beautiful rolling hills, sandy beaches, luscious wineries, and decadent food, I was thrilled to read about chef Tom Colicchio making his way through the food-rich state earlier this summer. Recently, however, it became clear that the trip was more than just sightseeing, with […]

November 3, 2010 | By
Taking It To The Island With Barbados Food & Wine and Rum

Taking It To The Island With Barbados Food & Wine and Rum

In a number of new food and wine events that have sprung up over the last few months, the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum festival certainly caught my eye. After realizing earlier this year at the Cayman Cookout that every festival weekend should involve sand, surf, and sun, Barbados is yet another wonderful event […]

October 29, 2010 | By
2010 Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival: Day 1

2010 Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival: Day 1

I awoke on Friday and made a beeline to the Meatpacking District to pick up my event passes, stopping in at Pastis for a late brunch, and taking in the electricity of the festival’s first day. Heading back uptown, I headed to Keens Steakhouse, a legendary New York restaurant, for the day’s panel discussion with […]

October 13, 2010 | By
Fall Makes Way for the 2010 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Fall Makes Way for the 2010 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

It seems autumn has snuck up on us once again. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the rain set in over the weekend and remains lingering, burrowing itself into our days and nights. Though offset by a few moments of sun, it has become clear that summer is over. Every fall, one of my favorite food […]

September 20, 2010 | By
The Side Dish: In Support of Chefs Supporting School Food Reform

The Side Dish: In Support of Chefs Supporting School Food Reform

Back when I was running the catering business, my favorite, and most rewarding of our contracts, was with a private elementary school here in the Portland area. Tired of poor lunch choices, we were contacted by a parent who was interested in finding healthier school food options for her children. As a small operation, we […]

July 8, 2010 | By
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

When I arrived in Aspen this year, the weather greeted me with a big smile and a warm hug, with sun shining across the flourishing green mountains. In what I consider to be icing on a year of cake, I was thrilled to be invited back to the picturesque Colorado town to cover the 2010 […]

June 22, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Tom Colicchio

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Tom Colicchio

Chef Tom Colicchio is more than just a pretty face. Most often recognized due to his stint as judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, Colicchio doesn’t just sit behind a table and critique ill-fated dishes delivered by nerve-wracked cheftestants every day. He actually cooks in his kitchen. It’s five o’clock on a Sunday in New York, […]

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