Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

Get grilling for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend might be considered to be the end of the summer holiday season, but it sure doesn’t feel like summer is ready to go. In my neck of the woods, for example, the highs have been in the triple digits for over a week now and the nights haven’t offered much relief. I am lucky enough to have a cool kitchen with good ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Ready for a quick look at some of the other recipes I’ve been checking out in the blogosphere this week? Kitchen Mage has some wonderful looking Leftover Oatmeal Bread that incorporates – you guessed it – leftover oatmeal, although you can use leftover cooked rice or other cereals, as well. I’ve done a similar loaf in the past, but hers looks outstanding. The Dark ChocolateTruffle ... Read More »

Dinner with a steamy chef

steamychefs

I’ve been watching Bravo TV’s Top Chef reality show since season one (they’re now in season three) and am a huge fan. It’s natural, then, that a Top Chef-related contest would catch my eye. Glad – which is a huge sponsor of Top Chef – is running a contest to find the steamiest chef in America. The nominees are Sam Talbot, Dave Lieberman, Govind Armstrong, G. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Food blogs can be dangerous things, as well as great resources. For instance, they can distract you from your work with mouth-watering photographs and drool-inspiring descriptions of food. The greater problem for me is that there are so many recipes out there that I want to try, that my “to do list” (not to mention my bookmark folder) is a little out of control. To ... Read More »

Baking tattoos

cupcake tattoo

Chef tattoos are nothing new and we see them from time to time in various artand news sources, but you don’t hear all that much about bakers’ tattoos. Perhaps this is because a cupcake is far less dramatic than a large knife? Some might say it is because large knives appeal to more people with tattoos than cupcakes, but I think we’ve all seen plenty of ... Read More »

Chocolate therapy

choc therapy book

Are you a chocoholic? What would your dream job – a chocolate related one – be? Working as a chocolate-taster is one possibility that springs to mind, although crafting exotic truffles at a high-end chocolate shop sounds quite appealing as well. Julie Pech is a woman who just might have the most intriguing chocolate-related job of all. She is a chocolate therapist. There are many ... Read More »

James Beard Award 2007 winners announced

The James Beard Awards annually recognize excellence in the food industry, honoring cookbooks, chefs, journalists, big-name restaurants and even small, local restaurants. The 2007 winners have just been announced and include: Best Newspaper Food Section: The San Francisco Chronicle Best Website Focusing on Food: Leite’s Culinaria Cookbook Hall of Fame: The Moosewood Cookbook Cookbook of the Year: The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook Outstanding Restaurant of the ... Read More »

Guess who I met?

Want to know what I’ve been up to for the past couple of days that has kept me away from blogging? I’ve been at the Winter Fancy Foods Show in San Francisco! Check out this post for a full report. And, yes, I do have a recipe ready to go for tomorrow. Read More »

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