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Travelle Brings Meaning to Elegant Mediterranean Cooking

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

There are kitchens, and then there are KITCHENS. The kitchen at Travelle restaurant in the Langham Hotel is a sight to behold, a true theater for the diners to experience as the chefs create their dishes each side of the line that projects into the restaurant.

The Charm and Finesse of Everest's Chef Joho

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been interviewing chefs on The Dinner Party for over two years, so it is about time that I interview a French one. Executive Chef Jean Joho of...

4 Things Restaurant Chefs Wish They Could Tell You

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

We chatted up the pros to find out what they're really doing in their kitchens—and how you can steal their moves. By Lynn Andriani Keep in...

9 Actually Legit Reasons for Sending Food Back at a Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

We've all been there: sitting at a restaurant with a plate of food we don't want, pondering whether to send it back. On the one hand, you want what you ordered. But there are many legit reasons to send food back, reasons that won't draw your server's vengeance.

Fired Chef Uses Restaurant Twitter Account To Get Revenge

Posted 12.17.2013 | Small Business

Restaurants, like any company, have to be mindful of their employee's social media activity, but it's not every day that a restaurant's own Twitter fe...

Veggie Queen: Executive Chef Heather Terhune

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Chef Terhune isn't from Chicago and I wondered how she felt about being in one of the most culinary cities in the world.

Charlie Trotter: We Are Forever in Your Debt

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

At the memorial service on Monday, there were at least 400 people and an estimated 50 of them were wearing white chef jackets.  The pastor likened eating with Charlie Trotter to the sacrament of breaking bread.

Remembering Charlie Trotter

Homaro Cantu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Homaro Cantu

Charlie would say, "More caviar! No we can't charge them for more, we just do it! That's what we do, the right thing. Anything less would not be enough, anything more and it would be too much."

Jared Wentworth: A Chef for the People

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Jared Wentworth just might be the hardest working chef in Chicago. He recently told me that he has been working 18 hours days opening his newest restaurant, Dusek's, and drinking with his team the following four. I sort of believe him.

Chang Is Wired

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

The top food trends circulating the minds of chefs and the mouths of editors comes to fruition in the October issue of Wired magazine. Let's talk umami and bugs!

Kitchen Hack: Cleaning Shrimp to Prevent Overcooking

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 11.17.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

These few tips will make your shrimp faster, easier, cleaner and more beautiful.

Anthony Bourdain's Ingredients Get 'Remixed'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Taste

This remix makes us want to get down with some beets and beats.

Farm to Chef to Table: Nightwood Restaurant

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The problem with the concept of farm to table is that it leaves out a major ingredient: the chef. I interviewed chef Jason Vincent of Pilsen's Nightwood Restaurant and it was quickly apparent that he was included in the Food and Wine list of "Best New Chefs in America" of 2013 for a reason.

One KewlBite at a Time

Reed Alexander | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Reed Alexander

I'm always mindful of what I eat, how I work out and the way I feel, and I constantly remind myself that I am a "work in progress."

LOOK: Sofia Vergara Shows Glimpses 'Chef' Via Twitter

VOXXI | Daysi Calavia-Lopez | Posted 08.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Sofia Vergara said goodbye to the brunette look she sports on the television show “Modern Family” and welcomed golden locks for her latest movie r...

What It's Like To Cook For A Mega Star

Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste

'Living a champagne lifestyle on a Kool-Aid pocket book.'

Dustin Hoffman Joins All-Star Cast Via Vine

Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

Jon Favreau has set an all-star cast for his next feature film, the comedy "Chef." In addition to Favreau himself and Robert Downey Jr., "Chef" will a...

The N-Word and Other Stones

Gillian Clark | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC
Gillian Clark

As black people, we've come to not expect too much from white America. Paula Deen's use of the N word and her plans for a plantation wedding fit right in.

Paula Deen... Girl, Bye

Chevonne Harris | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices
Chevonne Harris

Instead of seeing someone truly apologetic for their discriminatory comments and use of a notorious racial slur, I saw a woman upset that she got caught, and who in turn was obviously overwhelmed by the level of backlash she received.

Feeding The Machine Versus Breaking The Mold: Exchanging Hunger For Dollars In Food TV!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Wellington

It's no different in any industry. Hunger is the key component to innovation. How well that Hunger serves you, though, relies heavily on a recipe of awareness, obligation, and strategy.

The Ever-Changing World of Food and Drink

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

These are interesting times. These are exciting times. There is much to be reveled about the fact that, more and more, rich history and family stories are being brought forward to the table by soulful chefs, entertaining magical spices, flavors and teas from around the globe.

Kristen Aiken

WATCH: We Bet You're Not As Tough As Alain Allegretti

HuffingtonPost.com | Kristen Aiken | Posted 04.23.2013 | Taste

The first thing you should know about him? His food. The second? The story about his hand in a deep fryer.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Ed Koch's First Chef

Rozanne Gold | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Rozanne Gold

When I was 24 years old, I moved into Gracie Mansion to live with Ed Koch. The year was 1977 and my boss-to-be had just become the Mayor of New York City

How To Make Homemade Mozzarella

Michelle Won | Posted 01.24.2013 | Taste
Michelle Won

Mozzarella is one of God's greatest creations. I recently spent some time with Chef Giulio Adriani from Forcella and watched him make mozzarella from scratch. This is his best outline of how to do it.