Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

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 »

BlogHer 2006

(Photo of food blogging group by Elise Bauer) I’m back from BlogHer and I have to say that it was a wonderful event. I was able to meet a number of food bloggers, as well as a few people who were interested in getting started with food blogging. It is fascinating to hear people talk about why they blog and why they love it, and ... Read More »

Blog Day 2005

Like the tart? Check out this article about making fruit tarts. Mine isn’t from the recipe given with the article, but it’s close. I used a cream cheese filling, which went very well with the strawberries. I must say that the lime marmalade glaze mentioned in the article sounds like it would be divine with the raspberries in their tart. Today, apparently, is World Blog ... Read More »

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