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Acadia's Special Chef, Ryan McCaskey

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.31.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Memory is a strange thing. And food memory, one's remembrance of not just the first time they tasted something, but the exact taste for the first time, is even stranger.

BAM, BAM, BAM: A Boy, a Chef and a Dream

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

ecently I was thinking about a little boy named Jared who came to live at one of the group homes in Westchester. He was about 5 or 6 years old. We never know the children's back stories, nor their current situations there, except that most of them were orphaned and understandably confused when they first arrive.

Second That Emotion

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Against all odds filmmakers continue to make fine works, adapting or creating stories not from comics or video games but exploring the human experience on our own planet.

Chicago's Most Jovial Chef: Guillermo Tellez of Tippling Hall

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.10.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Things can get dicey in the hot, tiny, bustling quarters of a kitchen, of course, even for the kindest of chefs.

From Cafeteria Shame To The Spotlight: Filipino Food Makes An Impact

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 02.19.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

In the latest episode of my docuseries about entrepreneurs in New York, "Maker's Lane," I featured Nicole Ponseca, award-winning restaurateur of two East Village favorites, Jeepney & Maharlika.

A Private Chef Spills The Secret Eating Habits Of The Rich And Famous

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.22.2015 | Taste

Apparently it's the clients who aren't as rich who act like jerks.

Chef Kevin Hickey Gives Bridgeport Some Foodie Love with The Duck Inn

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.08.2015 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Bridgeport is a food desert in desperate need of some foodie love.

Astoria Characters: The Biz Brothers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.01.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As soon as Dan and Shaun Dougherty sit down, they start reminiscing. It's still a rarity to see the two together even though they are business partners. Their farm-to-table New American Cuisine restaurant, Crescent Grill, has been open for a year and a half, and it keeps them too busy to socialize.

From The Ivory Tower Kitchen: I Cook Therefore I Am

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Anyone who cooks for a living has the opportunity to touch the lives of everyone around them in ways deeper than we can sometimes imagine.

Christmas Is a Holiday Cracker on the Beach!

Tristan Welch | Posted 02.24.2015 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Once the goose is fully cooked, take the bird out of the oven and let rest for 20 minutes in a warm place in the kitchen. Be sure to reserve the juices in the oven tray to use as a rich sauce.

Matthew Jacobs

The 22 Best Movies Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Nine official adaptations, three moving romances, two historical dramas, and one horrifying storybook are among some of the films on HuffPost Ente...

Simplify Your Thanksgiving Feast: Advice From Beloved Celebrity Chef Regina Charboneau

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

Looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving more manageable without skimping on festive? I turned to culinary superstar Regina Charboneau for some gui...

Some of Chicago's Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Gifts to Give

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"This year I am giving the gift of travel. I am taking my family to Thailand with a quick trip tagged on to Hong Kong. Travel is how I learn and I am able to come back to the restaurant feeling inspired.

The Bristol's Strength: The Chef Chris Pandel Difference

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.20.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Filming in Chris Pandel's kitchen at The Bristol for the upcoming Dinner Party was just plain fun. Relaxed and unassuming, Pandel just might be one of...

5 Tips For Inviting A Chef And His Family Over For Dinner

Jennifer Small | Posted 01.19.2015 | Taste
Jennifer Small

How scary could it really be to cook for someone that loves Top Ramen?

Chicago Chefs Inducted Into The Chefs Hall Of Fame

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.24.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

On October 16, chefs Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat (Chef of the Year), Gale Gand of Spritz Burger (Pastry Chef of the Year), Mi...

17 Things I've Learned From Being Married To A Chef

Jennifer Small | Posted 12.22.2014 | Weddings
Jennifer Small

When it comes to cooking... let's just say it's not my all-time favorite thing to do. Fortunately, I'm married to a chef.

Famous Chefs Give Advice To The Next Generation

Thrillist | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

We polled a group of famous chefs who've successfully navigated the industry with 10 digits (mostly) intact.

Chef Jeff Mauro and Singer Phillip Phillips at the Food Network in Concert

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a very fun and off-the-cuff interview, I met with funny man, Jeff Mauro, host of "The Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen," and Phillip Phillips whose platinum album, "The World from the Side of the Moon" sold 9 Million copies after he won the 11th season of American Idol.

Chef Bruce Sherman of North Pond Restaurant: The Real Deal

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.16.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Long before food was a fad and long before farm-to-table was something one said to impress one's date, North Pond Restaurant was creating dishes that aimed less to impress and more to satisfy by focusing on the natural goodness of local produce.

Ode to a Coconut

Tristan Welch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

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.

On The Menu: 7 Questions For Chef Monica Pope

Lesley Nagy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste
Lesley Nagy

I spoke to Chef Pope to find out more about sourcing locally, Houston's culinary scene, dining philosophy and more.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Chef Psaltis Discuss Their Newest Venture, RPM Steak

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.19.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Something we often discuss on The Dinner Party is what makes a successful restaurant. Owning a restaurant is tricky business, with restaurants opening and closing like automated doors

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

Anne Loehr | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Those hot kitchen lessons will forever be forged in my mind. While the lessons I learned from both schools were invaluable, it was the kitchen that taught me my early leadership and management lessons. Here are four of my favorites.

Belly Up to Trenchermen Bar With Famed Actor George Wendt

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Fame is a very funny thing. Some people become completely inaccessible and others remain totally unchanged. This was the feeling I had when famed actor George Wendt.