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Karine Bakhoum
Karine Bakhoum (KB) is the President of KB Network News, a leading restaurant consulting and public relations firm in New York City. With a palate insured by Lloyd’s of London for $1 million, KB frequently lends her culinary expertise to shows including Food Network's Iron Chef America, Cooking Channel's Unique Eats and the new 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. A formidable cook and tastemaker herself, KB has consulted with industry heavy weights such as Alain Ducasse, Steve Wynn, Jeffrey Chodorow, Todd English and Shea Gallante, to name a few.

Entries by Karine Bakhoum

Is That a Sausage in Your Pocket or is it Oktoberfest?

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:45 PM

Every year, when the weather begins to crisp, the leaves begin to turn and the calendar turns a page to welcome October I think of sausages. I have always loved sausages. In fact my very first recollection of a sausage was from a boarding school I attended when I was...

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things... to EAT

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 6:02 PM

In spite of the tumultuous stress that unfortunately precedes and accompanies the holidays ie the necessary shopping for gift lists that seem to grow longer each year; designing, writing and sending holiday cards; dashing through the snow to get last minute stocking stuffers etc. etc., this season is also a...

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True Love of Blood Sausage

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 6:23 PM

My first experience with blood sausage was something between the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Oliver Twist. I was seven and a student at a French boarding school outside of Paris. Meals there, as a rule, were not particularly memorable or at all good but I will never forget the day...

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London Olympics 2012 and the Gold Goes to... the Food!!!

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 4:06 PM

My first visit to London was back in 1984 when I was a student at the American University in Paris (AUP) and it was anything but positive. Memorable, yes, like some horror movies you've seen once and never want to see again, but will sadly never forget.

Yes it rained...

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High Steaks in Naples, Florida

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 5:00 PM

My mom moved to Naples, Florida a few years ago and thus we go visit her there at least once, if not twice, a year. We decided to go for Easter break and as soon as we told our children, the first words out of my son's mouth were, "Are...

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Cruisine on a Sunny Afternoon

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 6:47 PM

When the news about the Carnival Cruise shipwreck first hit, I didn't pay it much more attention then being as horrified as anyone else about what transpired until my husband Pascal mentioned, "Now might be the best time to book a cruise at a good price." The kids had winter...

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Duck, Duck, NO Goose

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 4:26 PM

Duck is one of those ingredients we tend to look at in the grocery store and then move on to the chicken section instead. Why? Because often we are not sure how to prepare it and this scares us! Cooking duck is easier than one might expect, and I highly...

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Souper Tasty Resolutions for 2012

(2) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 1:00 PM

There are many ways to think about this year's resolutions. We all want to be healthy, slim, happy, fit and better off financially than we were the previous year. We start the New Year with the best intentions, to start diets and exercise programs and steer clear of burgers and...

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Bah Bah Black Sheep, Have You Any Lamb?

(13) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 5:22 PM

My love affair with lamb started when I was in college at the American University in Paris when we took a cultural weekend trip to the Mont St. Michel. I was of course fascinated by the story of this unique cultural and historical structure with a village and monastery built...

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Poissons D'avril

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 10:35 AM

2011-03-31-graffit0017.jpg Anyone who knows me well knows that I wait all year for April Fool's Day. I plan it days in advance and spend the day fooling as many pals as I can. My mother won't even answer the phone on this...

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Why Put Off for Tomarrow What You Can Eat Today?

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2011 | 6:15 PM

Just the idea of eating bone marrow is pretty icky when you think about it; some might even consider it to be like cannibalism or a meal in the Night of the Living Dead. But, much like many other culinary delicacies, sometimes it's better not to really THINK about what...

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Much Ado About Truffles

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2010 | 1:15 PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year... to eat truffles! When it comes to truffles, it's a simple matter of black and white. Some people swear by the white truffles, even organizing magnificent pilgrimages to hunt for them in Italy and then eat them atop of, well, almost everything....

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Try It... You'll Like It!

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 5:10 PM

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am food obsessed. I love all sorts of food as long as it's tasty and I am committed to trying anything and everything (with the exception of Monkey brains from live Monkeys). I recently ate my first grasshopper during an Iron Chef...

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Taking It to the Streets With Bloody Good Food

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 5:11 PM

Is it becoming a cliché to say New York is the culinary Capital of the World? Cliché or not, in my opinion it is more so now than ever before! From the myriad food neighborhoods we have to choose from, not to mention the recent Food Truck Revolution and gourmet...

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Sweetbreads

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 5:36 PM

I love, love, love sweetbreads! I remember sweetbread dishes I ate years and years ago as if it were yesterday and lament them. There was a time when sweetbreads were certainly more prominent on New York menus than they have been of late. Whenever I see them on a menu,...

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Is the New York Dining Scene Becoming "Tutto Italiano?"

(3) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 2:33 PM

New York has always been entangled in a wild love affair with Italian food. From the culinary delights of Little Italy to the family-style service of Carmines to the masterful refinement of Felidia, Cipriani and Sant Ambroeus, our romance with Italian food centers on its expansive range of flavors, regions,...

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