Home-made chocolate truffles

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Chef Donna Nordin presents Lunch & Learn classes

Donna Nordin, former co-owner & executive chef of Café Terra Cotta is pleased to announce the Fall/Winter series of  her intimate cooking classes beginning in September. Featuring the contemporary Southwest and classic French cuisines for which she is acclaimed, each 2 ½ hour demonstration class (with limited hands on …


Chefs in training in Paris, France (2005).

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Calling all chefs, line cooks, home cooks, caterers, and culinary enthusiasts

An open casting call has been scheduled in Los Angeles for Season 8 of Food Network Star, Food Network’s hugely successful culinary reality series.

Who:     Passionate, charismatic individuals with major culinary chops

When:   Friday, August 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Where:  Marriott Burbank Airport …


Taste the Yucatan at Chichen Itza

Channeling Johnny Depp

You never know when an email can excite your taste buds.

My neighbor Carol sent me a mouth-watering video for Puerco Pibil.

As a Johnny Depp and food fan, I sent it on to friends including Chef Annette and Karyn (of Circle of Food).

In a flash, I got back a …


Mario Batali, Tim Love, and Emeril and Macallan -- what else!

Taking part in the Superbowl festivities this past weekend in Texas , celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Emiril Lagasse, Guy Fiore, Tim Love along with MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer hosted their annual Spaghetti Western – an exclusive, celebrity-packed Texas-inspired dinner.

Here’s a Mario Batali recipe from the Spaghetti Western dinner…


Ina Garten at a book signing in Chapel Hill, NC
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Are you a fan of Ina Garten, a.k.a., the Barefoot Contessa and her delicious, elegant recipes?

Then you’re invited to chat with her live on Monday, Jan 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Ina Garten, the legendary chef and creator of the wildly successful Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks, will join Marlo Thomas to answer your questions during a live …


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Update: Acacia is moving to where Sur Real is (until 12/31/10) was which was formerly Soleil. Is the location cursed?

from the press release…and the most clever press release at that…

“Acaciagate, it may possibly be the best kept secret ever….until now
Sources close to WikiLeaks says Acacia at St. Philips has initiated a clandestine operation that …


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This is an interesting article about how the LA Times long-time restaurant critic Irene Virbila was outed and ousted from a new restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Apparently, she wasn’t there to review but to eat and check it out with friends. The restaurant is Red Medicine. What the hell kind of name is that for a …


mignon´s in different colours.
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This delicious food documentary of sorts is a mouth watering treat. The French are known for their pastry and even have an event that much resembles the Olympics called MOF – Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. Paul Bocuse is a MOF.

Pastry chefs are invited to come and create a variety of meticulous architecturally designed pastries that resemble …


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