Chef Luke Mangan Returns with a Surprise at Conrad Hong Kong

Chef Luke Mangan Returns with a Surprise at Conrad Hong Kong
For the grills for which the chef is most famous, Wagyu sirloin, grain-fed Scotch fillet and dry-aged rib-eye from New South Wales and Tasmania will delight all the meat lovers out there. These signature dishes are served in six- and eight-course dinner …

Anne Robinson to return to Weakest Link for celebrity charity special
Columninst Giles Coren, actors Chizzy Akudolu and John Thomson, chef Rosemary Shrager and presenter Maya Jama … The Weakest Link ran from 2000 until 2012 on the BBC. :: The Weakest Link celebrity special airs on Friday November 17 on BBC Two.
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Top Chef Richard Blais Says His Kids Don’t Really Care For His Cooking
This is a tough one for me. I think it’s important to say chef. But I have my hands in so many different projects right now so I think I’d like to say entrepreneur. I’m also a restaurateur and dude with a weird haircut. In Riley’s case …


The last word of French cuisine — from a French chef

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My blog last week, “Where have all the French chefs gone?” about the lack of really good French restaurants in the Bay Area, brought an interesting response from Aurélien Crosato, a French chef who worked briefly at Fringale in 2009. Crosato, who …
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100 French Food/Drink Words and Phrases
If only your 10th grade French teacher had taught you what you really need to know — impressing that special someone at the restaurant where you’re maxing out your credit card. Don’t let that stop you though, because what they say is true: France is …

French food festival in Israel
French cuisine is on the menu at 20 restaurants and four bakeries around Israel this week as the fourth edition of the ‘So French, So Good‘ culinary festival gets underway. Local chefs and pastry chefs in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Beersheva, Acre …
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Taste and See chef finds new job in the food industry

cusineTaste and See chef finds new job in the food industry
Another longtime Wichita chef has crossed over to the other side. On Tuesday, Febres started a job with Indian Hills Meat & Poultry, a locally owned business that provides food to restaurants, hotels, hospitals and more. He will work in sales throughout …
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India Cracks Down On Cow Slaughtering And The Sale Of Beef In Latest Attack On Secular Government
That was on display in Mewat, India when police raided roadside food stalls to confiscate beef and arrest anyone guilty of slaughtering a cow or selling the meat. This is a new local ordinance and violators can face 10 or 5 years respectively in jail.

The Companies Who Own Our Food
This chart by Oxfam International shows how tentacles of the “Big 10” food and beverage corporations touch even the most unlikely of products. With Russia as a neighbor, the Baltic countries feel they have reason to worry. These NATO-aligned countries …


Review: ‘French Chef in America’ recalls Julia Child’s influential career

cusineReview: ‘French Chef in America’ recalls Julia Child’s influential career
But as Prud’homme points out, Child embodied a curious duality. On the one hand, she wanted to rescue classical French cuisine from the encroachments of fast food and U.S.-style supermarkets (although the French clearly enjoyed convenience as much as the …
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The Ultimate Guide to French Food
America has a long history of elevating French food to the status of the rare, the fancy, and the untouchable by ordinary home cooks. But since 1961, at least, with the appearance of volume one of Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck’s …

This French startup just raised M to make food out of mealworms
French startup Ynsect wants you to eat bugs — eventually. For now, it’s focusing on creating insect protein to feed farmed animals a healthier, more eco-conscious diet. After raising just over $ 15 million in investment funding, Ynsect to expand its …
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Ask RuBo: When Does Celebrity Chef Peacocking Go Too Far?

cusineAsk RuBo: When Does Celebrity Chef Peacocking Go Too Far?
Ruth Bourdain is a fictional mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. I work with a younger chef who is a total climber. He is constantly roaming around the dining room sucking up to anybody who is remotely powerful (i.e., bloggers, food critics …

Celebrity Chefs Step up to Plate for C-CAP’s March 4 NYC Gala Benefit
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a pioneering organization that has awarded $ 37 million in scholarships for students attending culinary/hospitality programs across the U.S., will be holding its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, March 4, at Pier …
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Father’s Day Traditions of 10 Celebrity Chefs
Still on the fence about whether Father’s Day is a big deal? For these 10 celebrity chefs it is … whether they keep it simple with a cookout, or splash out with caviar. Read on for awesome anecdotes and inspiring Dad’s Day traditions from Daniel Boulud …
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New Orleans’s 93-Year-Old Chef Is Still Shaping Creole Cuisine

cusineNew Orleans’s 93-Year-Old Chef Is Still Shaping Creole Cuisine
Outside Dooky Chase Restaurant. All photos by Rebecca Ratliff. Inside the New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase, the hallway from the dining room to the kitchen is left open to customers’ prying eyes. If they’re lucky, as they get up for another plate of …

Louisiana Chef Paul Prudhomme, Who Popularized Cajun And Creole Food, Dies
Paul Prudhomme, the internationally renowned Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun and Creole cuisine around the world, died Thursday morning. He was 75. It’s hard to overstate Prudhomme’s influence on Cajun and Creole food. JoAnn Clevenger, owner of …
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Creole Cuisine’s Roots
To the Editor: Your Feb. 20 article, “In Creole Kitchens,” by Julia Reed, returned readers to a quaint era of folk belief when Creole cuisine and its creators were believed to be of European ancestry, French mostly. As a metro columnist for The Times …
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Ask a Cincinnati Chef: Why does La Soupe’s Suzy DeYoung have 1,000 pounds of produce in the fridge?

cusineAsk a Cincinnati Chef: Why does La Soupe’s Suzy DeYoung have 1,000 pounds of produce in the fridge?
We go to local farms and grocers and collect any food that’s imperfect. If it has a bruise or a dent, we pick that up and that’s how we make our soups for donation. Where do you donate? Through the school kids at Cincinnati Public. We go to rec centers …
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The Highly Anticipated Maisie Café Opens in Paris
Now, with the official store opening at 32 rue du Mont Thabor, Maisie Café has expanded their menu to include soups, salads, baked goods, and more. For the store, Capece and Barroux tapped designer Mallery Roberts Morgan to craft the interiors.

Here’s Exactly When To Cook Every Dish For Thanksgiving Dinner
Don’t forget to bookmark the easy-to-read chart at the bottom to keep on-hand while you’re prepping! Fall soups make great starters for Turkey Day dinner, and luckily they can be made a week or so ahead. Whip up a big batch of your favorite and freeze it …


Israeli cuisine? Chef takes his taste buds on a search

cusineIsraeli cuisine? Chef takes his taste buds on a search
In fact, there’s a lot of cooking in the film, from a Moroccan couscous to sumac-spiced medallions of grilled lamb, served with creamy sweet potato and steamed daikon. Usually after Solomonov tastes the dishes, he gives the chef a hug. Like chefs around …
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Jerusalem’s Eucalyptus Restaurant Has Created the Ultimate Foodie Experience
Focusing on local ingredients and ancient texts, Basson has created food that is exquisitely presented … and a terrific pastilla made with duck that reminded me of long ago trip to Morocco. Those were only the starters. The restaurant is kosher and …
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Is THIS the world’s best hotel brand? Inside the family-run, luxury chain with resorts in India, Dubai and Mauritius that has taken the title… for the second time
Results of the best brands were recently unveiled in the annual World’s Best Awards, which was based on travellers’ experiences around the globe, including rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and … properties in Morocco and UAE.
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Chef Sam Talbot won’t return to Pig + Poet in Camden

cusineChef Sam Talbot won’t return to Pig + Poet in Camden
The hottest chef on the Midcoast is not returning to Whitehall this summer. Some sizzle just left the pan. Celeb chef Sam Talbot opened the Pig + Poet in the renovated Camden inn run by Lark Hotels last May with lots of pomp and swagger. But sadly, for …
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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams-Sonoma announces a three-city dinner series presented by Visa featuring members of the Williams-Sonoma Chefs’ Collective. Established in 2015, the Williams-Sonoma Chefs’ Collective is a group of leading …
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Young chefs whip up a storm in cookathon
Chef Andrew said: “Cooking a meal from scratch is an essential life skill which, I believe, should be encouraged from an early age. “Not only does it educate children about healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle but the job itself is creative and great …
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Bam! Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse kicks it up a notch with unique Austin stop

cusineBam! Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse kicks it up a notch with unique Austin stop
In honor of Lagasse’s latest cookbook, Essential Emeril, Hotel Ella will throw a tasty cocktail party and book signing. Afterwards, Olamaie will host the celebrity chef during a luxurious wine dinner. Olamaie chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas will …
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Giada de Laurentiis’ Divorce Finalized, Chef Ordered to Pay Ex Husband 00
E! News has obtained a copy of the divorce docs, which show that the world-famous chef has been ordered to pay her former husband $ 9,000 dollars in monthly child support. The papers also detail how the exes have divided their assets, including their $ 3 …
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Cookie Monster and celebrity chefs urge people to give blood in campaign
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has used celebrity chefs and the Cookie Monster in its new campaign to get people to give blood which focuses on the biscuit people receive at the end of the process. The new campaign, from Cummins & Partners, …
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