• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Dolphins Wife Christy Denney, the Girl Who Ate Everything, Releasing Cookbook September 9

    For all the turbulence one can come across in the media stemming from the shenanigans of NFL players, it is refreshing when an NFL-tinged story comes out that does not involve nightclub beatdowns, bullying, locker-room vitriol, and so-so seasons. Yes, we're talking about the Miami Dolphins. But this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Passover Dinner: The Vegan Edition

    Chances are this Passover season you will either A.) host a vegan at your table or B.) be that vegan who ends up at this said Passover or c.) Be a vegan who is throwing your own badass Passover feast for an unsuspecting omnivore crowd because, well, WE ARE SLOWLY TAKING OVER YOUR DINING ROOM TABLE! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Chef Victor Franco on Oceans 234 Cookbook

    South Florida is known for being transient. People come and go, and restaurants tend to do the same. One year deserves a pat on the back. Ten: that's a rarity. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Ocean's 234 has released a cookbook at its big birthday bash. Available in-house the book is free t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    The Fiscal Cliff Cookbook: Cooking On a Ledge

    Just at the last possible minute, the House pulled the United States back from the brink of the dreaded fiscal cliff.During a vote late Tuesday, 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans voted for the bill, while 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans opposed it,  raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Chefs and Cookbook Authors @ 2012 Miami Book Fair This Weekend

    The Miami Book Fair International kicked off Sunday with what must have been an awkward conversation between famed author and journalist Tom Wolfe and former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. People talk plenty of smack about South Florida, but we get one of the world's biggest book fairs one month and then t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Tomorrow: Meet Chad Thilborger, Author of Cajun Cookbook Whole Heap Of Goodness

    Local cookbook author Chad Thilborger will be at The Atlantic Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday discussing his new book, Whole Heap of Goodness.Like most Floridians, Thilborger is a transplant. And like most transplants, though he loves his adopted home, he cherishes memor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Bravo's Andy Cohen Licks Chocolate Sauce Off Padma Lakshmi (Video)

    Padma Lakshmi isn't only a pretty face. The hot Top Chef hostess also seems to be a major philanthropist.  Well, either that or she likes for men to eat and lick things off her body (not that we're you hear us complaining?).Read Also: Padma Lakshmi Lets Man Eat Ham Off Her Body ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille Talks About The Blog and Her New Cookbook, Small Plates & Sweet Treats

    Aran Goyoaga, acclaimed pastry chef, photographer, food stylist, and James Beard Award-nominated blogger at Cannelle et Vanille, will release her first cookbook, titled Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family's Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking, on October 23.The cookbook has been Goyoaga's project fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Man Candy and Cupcakes: Hot Bods and Sweet Treats Need Your Money (Video)

    We interrupt this blog to bring you a few shots of nearly naked men holding baked goods (and a video). Gather up your coworkers, close the door to the office, and allow us to introduce you to Man Candy and Cupcakes, a project led by self-proclaimed "kitchen vixen" Babe Scott.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Lionfish Nacho Recipe From the Lionfish Cookbook

    Who doesn't love the taste of lionfish? Yes, lionfish may look scary, but they're actually quite delicious -- sort of like snapper, but better -- making it the perfect white-fleshed fish for a variety of Caribbean-themed dishes, including ceviche.As part of its outreach to educate consumers on the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Ted Nugent Performs Tuesday at Revolution Live: Cooking With the Nuge (Video)

    Nevermind his conspiracy theories or the fact that all of his shirts seem to tragically lose their sleeves before their time, did you know larger-than-life rock dude Ted Nugent can also cook? Well, probably, given that Uncle Ted has made no bones about his love of killing and grilling anything that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Vegan Black Metal Chef: Interview With Brian Manowitz, the Florida Native Behind the Internet Hit

    Courtesy photoThe dark lord of tasty meat-free cooking. ​Vegan Black Metal Chef, the internet cooking star who proves that a meat-free lifestyle isn't exclusively the territory of New Age hippies or cute college chicks, is back. Posted Monday, episode seven of the online series finds VBMC, the bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Vintage Cookbooks, Magic Thermometers, and Other Gifts for Foodies

    This vintage number looks Picasso inspired. ​The holidays are here. It's time to impress your friends with your thoughtful taste in gifts. To show your foodie friends how much you "get them," here are some of my favorite food finds in the world of cooking, grilling, and being a culinary nerd.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Holiday Gifts: Cookbooks for Every Craving

    ​As much as some cookbooks have become coffee-table decorations, I appreciate a book that inspires a cover-to-cover read or motivation to cook the hell out of it. Though I'm no Carol Blymire, who has worked her way through French Laundry and Alinea, my copies of Gourmet and The Lee Brothers are lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Ron Paul Family Cookbook: Eat in 2012

    ​The presidential campaign has a long history of merchandise tie-ins. Bumper stickers, campaign buttons, and T-shirts are all popular memorabilia. Heck, Barack Obama's campaign had so much crap to buy, his rallies seemed more like shopping excursions.Here now is the perfect gift for the Libertaria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Executive Chef Michael Bennett Leaves Bimini Boatyard

    ​Bimini Boatyard executive chef Michael Bennett has left his position at the popular Fort Lauderdale seafood restaurant to pursue several other culinary avenues of interest.Bennett, who resigned his position shortly after Thanksgiving, is consulting on two projects as well as writing part two of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Dos Caminos Executive Chef Ivy Stark Holds Reception, Book Signing

    Ivy Stark, executive chef of Dos Caminos, will hold a book signing on Friday.​Dos Caminos is celebrating executive chef Ivy Stark's cookbook Dos Caminos' Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home on Friday, November 18. Stark's cookbook contains 120 recipes and profiles of real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Dean Max of 3030 Ocean and Paula DaSilva of 1500 Degrees at Eden Roc: Talking Shop

    ​As a food nerd, I like to research how celebrity chefs train cooks up the line and out the door to open their own places that complement and enrich the dining scene in cities around the country.Take Charlie Palmer and Bryan Voltaggio, the high-end steak-house restaurateur and the chef w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2011

    Q&A With Anne Burrell on Her New Cook Book, Cook Like a Rock Star

    ​How do you make a chef a rock star? Take one part classically trained chef, add in host of the Food Network's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, and a dash of cohost of Worst Cooks in America, and you have the perfect recipe. You also have Anne Burrell, a celebrity chef who certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Martorano Launches Video Cooking Series

    ​Cook, restaurateur, cookbook author, businessman, buddy to the stars. . . now Steve Martorano has one more title to add to his resume: cooking teacher.  In a series of nine videos entitled Yo Cuz: The Italian-American Cook, Martorano mixes a bit of Oprah-esque self-esteem building with his p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: Interview with Author Dinah Bucholz

    ​With Pottermania gearing up for perhaps it's last big hurrah with the release of the eighth and final film this Friday, a cookbook full of British favorites and wizard treats could not have been better timed. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory - More ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Angry Birds Cookbook: Angry Eggs (and Bacon)?

    Angry Birds is becoming a cookbook.​Chances are you're as addicted to playing Angry Birds as we are. Who doesn't like catapulting fat, mean little birds into obstacles in order to squash them? Rovio, the creators of these pesky little avian kamikazes, is cashing in on the success of Angry B ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    When Celebrities Cook: Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow (who word has it will appear/sing yet again on Glee tonight), has just come out with a new cookbook. My Father's Daughter may be part of a trend of celebrities cashing in on America's food-obsessed culture. Paltrow, Eva Longoria, and Debi Mazar, are just some of the celebrities gett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Interview with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian - Part II

    ​Yesterday, we printed part I of out interview with Geoffrey Zakarian. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today we present part II. Clean Plate Charlie: Where will you eat in Miami when you're here? Any secret places? Geoffrey Zakarian: The problem with secret places is that they don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Interview with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian - Part I

    ​Over the past 20 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has built up one impressive resume. He's been the Chef de Cuisine at New York's legendary Le Cirque, Executive Chef at "44" at The Royalton Hotel and "21". He's opened Blue Door at The Delano Hotel in Miami Beach and opened both Town and Country, bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Michael's Genuinely Killer Cookbook (from chef Michael Schwartz)

    ​Michael Schwartz's genuine food has made him one of South Florida's most acclaimed chefs.   At a time when foams and gels and airs and kitchens outfitted with the kind of equipment better suited to a science lab than a place to cook have been lavished with more hype than the Super Bowl, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Interview with Chef, Restaurateur and Author Michael Schwartz, Part II

    ​We continue our interview with chef, restaurateur and author of the cookbook Michael's Genuine Food, scheduled to be released February 15th. Read Part I of our interview here. Clean Plate Charlie: You opened up a Michael's in Grand Cayman - how is that going? Michael Schwartz:  W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Chef Allen Susser, NPR's Linda Gassenheimer, at Grand Opening of Cafe and Books & Books Inside Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

    ​Yay for readers - and for foodies! Books & Books, the well-loved Miami bookstore, is slated to open an outpost at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Even better: the café has also been revamped, with a menu by famed South Florida chef Allen Susser (of Chef Allen's and the recently-shuttere ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Cookie Diet Doctor Sanford Siegal on New Cookbook, Working With Snooki, and Why $50 Cookies Are a Bargain

    Dr. Sanford Siegal and Matthew Siegal ​Over the years, we've kept in touch with South Florida doctor Sanford Siegal, inventor of the Cookie Diet phenomenon. When we heard he had released a new cookbook (with surprisingly yummy low-calorie recipes... including chocolate and cheesecake!), we had to ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Ted Allen Tonight at Nectar

    A reminder to all you forgetful foodies out there: Tonight and tomorrow, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and Iron Chef America alum Ted Allen will be at Nectar Lounge in  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, signing copies of his latest cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes. Th ... More >>