Yet this year on opening day, rather than being one of the first through the doors, I sat home on my couch, feeling anything but inspired. Then my phone chimed the sound of a text coming through, a friend who always flies in for StarChefs.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.
The President and Michelle Obama celebrated Valentine's Day at minibar, Chef José Andrés' pricey Penn Quarter small plates restaurant, and while there's no word on how far ahead the president had to call to reserve a table, it's not the Obamas' first taste of Andrés' food.
Calling for a "delicious revolution," Alice Waters was a main draw at Saturday night's Sips & Suppers, a benefit raising money for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table. The mother of the slow food movement advocated "slow food ideas" -- and said that starts with providing free school lunch.
Late June 2012 proved to be a horizon-expanding time for foie-loving chefs, who offered tasting menus displaying their culinary creativity before the California Legislature banned the delicacy with the passage of SB 1520.
Located a block south of the Beverly Center and many miles from ordinary, the SLS Hotel provides multiple options for diners, drinkers and anyone in need of a luxurious escape from the mundane realities of daily life.
Photographing the creations of the world's best chefs is Thomas Schauer's deepest passion. "The food I photograph doesn't have to look perfect, it should look like -- it should be -- exactly what the chef created."