Speaking foodies to foodie... I have to say, spending time with celebrated California Artist/Chef Wendy Brodie and her husband Bob has to be one of the greatest culinary experience of my life. To add the topping, as if it were a cake... celebrating my birthday with close family friends made the outing even more enjoyable.
We had thirty minutes to cook and an audience of a couple hundred shoppers watching and cheering us on.
It was the synergy of the celebrity chefs that served as the glue for this memorably unique Vegas weekend.
Think of food politics as an increasingly complex, layered and controversial arena where people make decisions about food production based not just on the food itself but its impact on the environment, health, the treatment of animals, working conditions and more.
Food is love and as a private chef, I feel that connection every day. I cook healthy food because I want to make people healthier, so they can live their fullest life both today and 10, 20 years from now.
It's hard to picture a whole hog when looking at a plastic wrapped pork chop in the grocery story.
Food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel.
Boston is my home now and that's the best justification I have for writing about the 12th season of Bravo's Top Chef, which premiered this week with Beantown as backdrop. Why else would I torture myself like this?
Colicchio's family includes a total of 12 immigrants -- eight of whom came through Ellis Island, three more who entered via New York earlier (one just four months prior to its opening), and a solitary ancestor who opted for Philadelphia.
Nearly everyone's had that "aha" moment when they realized that they were okay with their fingers smelling like garlic for the rest of their lives.
Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.
Mexico City has been one of my favorite places on Earth ever since I lived there with my wife in the early '80s. It was an amazing place for food then, and it still is--the city's restaurant scene has, just like in most big cities around the world, exploded.
Moments of conflict like these call for social innovation: new ways of solving problems and new ways of creating calm while recognizing and providing vents for anger. What say you fellow innovators, artists and chefs?
For Guy Savoy, it's all about feeding people -- the intensely intimate, powerful act of preparing something that will be consumed.
I cannot alter everything, and I cannot bend to every whim. There just has to be limits.
Butchers, bakers and cheese makers are honing their skills and carving out a niche for themselves on the French culinary scene.