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    July 3, 2014
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    June 26, 2014

    Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai Spotted at Farmer's Table in Boca Raton

    Where do Food Network celebrities dine when out and about in Boca Raton? Chef Ming Tsai, who competed on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, was spotted at Farmer's Table this past Tuesday. See also: The Farmer's Table in Boca Raton Makes Dining Out Ethical and Affordable

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    May 20, 2014

    Blue Willy's Barbecue's Will Banks: "I Had a Life in the Corporate World I Couldn't Take Anymore"

    In South Florida, a few things indicate summer has officially come: torrential daily downpours (almost check), sweat within minutes of walking out the door (also check), and Memorial Day (check). Though it shouldn't make a difference down here -- our mild weather suits outdoor cooking year-round -- ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Cutthroat Kitchen Winner Brian Cartenuto Opens Tucker Duke's, Hosts Viewing Party Sunday

    Step into Tucker Duke's Lunchbox in Deerfield Beach and you might not be able to look at burgers the same way again. Why? Owner and executive chef Brian Cartenuto, winner of the fifth episode of the Food Network's first season of Cutthroat Kitchen, makes one so monstrous, you'll be hard-pressed to f ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Trisha Yearwood on her Cooking Show: "It's Smart to Stick With What You Know"

    Trisha Yearwood is country music royalty. Married to superstar Garth Brooks, the Grand Ole Opry member shot to fame in the early 1990's and has since sold over 12.5 million albums worldwide, won three Grammys, three Country Music Association Awards, and performed at the White House during President ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    15th Annual Garlic Fest is Raising Awareness for Waste to Taste this Year (Video)

    At the end of next week, we're going to smelling a whole bunch of people with stank breath in Delray Beach -- and most likely garlic-infused B.O. The 15th Annual Garlic Fest is descending upon town, and it's bringing with it plenty of beautiful -- and somewhat grotesque -- distinct garlicky aromas. ... More >>

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    December 15, 2013

    Foodie Fun Was in Full Swing at Last Night's Grillin' N Chillin'

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival was in full swing by Saturday, December 13. With so many events to choose from over the course of the five day fest, they no doubt come with variety. Some are on a large scale, others require you to dawn your fanciest of Island couture. But Saturday's Grillin' N C ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    December 12, 2013
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    November 29, 2013

    Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Brunch: Most Awesome Use of Turkey Stuffing, Ever

    Thanksgiving came and went, and now you've got a fridge filled with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. You could make a day-after sandwich (booooooring)... or, you could make this awesome waffled leftover Thanksgiving brunch, courtesy of All you need is the stuff in your fri ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Worst Cooks in America Now Casting: Your Burnt Pot Roast Could Win You $25,000

    Mom was the absolute worst cook in the world. Dinnertime meant either limp spaghetti with ketchup, Kraft macaroni and cheese (with that orange powder served on the side), or frozen fish sticks (that were still frozen). Christmas cookies were made without yeast... or sugar... or eggs, so they were be ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    How to Make Your Own Alcoholic Ice Pops

    With summer comes the longing for everything sweet, cold, slushy, icy and -- well, let's admit it -- infused with alcohol too. We at Clean Plate Charlie love all those things -- there's just one thing. We're so over rum runners, pina coladas, and daiquiris. Leave those to the amateur spring breakers ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Clean Plate Charlie Pranked The New York Times!

    Every year, when April Fool's Day rolls around, Clean Plate Charlie is faced with the same dilemma: Do we write a prank blog post? The answer, of course, is yes.The best April Fool's posts are the ones that could possibly be true as you read. Then, a few nuggets of information that are so outrag ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Great Food Truck Race is Casting for Season Four

    Attention south Florida food truckers -- or wannabes. If you dreamed of taking a truck coast to coast in a non-stop frenzy of challenges -- all for the chance to win $50,000, then you'll want to try out for season four of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, hosted by Tyler Florence.Though the ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Five Best Restaurants on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach

    West Palm Beach has never been known for its dining scene, but several new restaurants have helped to make the Clematis St. strip a new downtown destination for South Florida foodies. These days there's a little bit of everything, from sports bars and Mexican at Rocco's Tacos, to Cuban-style eats at ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012 Offers Food Truck: Impossible Tickets

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is this weekend, bringing celebrity chefs, amazing dinners, and lots of fine vino to south Florida. On the roster of events, which includes multiple parties, celebrities grilling at Burgers by the Beach, and a Grand Tasting, is the Golf Digest Celebrity Chef G ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Food Network Kitchen Opens at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

    The Presidential election is behind us for now, so we can turn our television sets back to what really matters.24-hour-a-day non-stop food porn, courtesy of Food Network. If you're like me, you live and breathe these guilty pleasures disguised as television. Now you can eat it too, with the Fort Lau ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Hop Won in Davie: Mom and 19-Year Old Son Take Over Chinese Restaurant, Have A Blast

    There's not much to do in western Davie off Griffin Road near I-75, a stone's throw from the farmland of the Southwest Ranches. So Gigi Stetler, who for the last 26 years had owned and managed Broward RV, decided to buy the failing Hop Won restaurant with the idea to transform it into a trendy loung ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Fuku in West Palm Beach: "Angry Lobster" and a Food Network Star

      It used to be that you couldn't find a descent Asian-themed restaurant anywhere near downtown West Palm Beach. That was until about six months ago, when several Asian-themed establishments showed up. Among them Fuku (pronounced foo-koo), a bold new lounge-like pan-Asian concept that opened t ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Five South Florida Food-Related Events This Weekend: Copacabana Grand Opening Party and More

    Ahhh, shoulder season. That slightly awkward, but not entirely unenjoyable, point in the year when the air is starting to feel less like the inside of someone's mouth and the local dining scene is gearing up for an explosion in business. This weekend, bid adieu to a summertime favorite and/or welc ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012: LeCirque, Food Trucks, Celebrity Chefs

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is still months away, but after a conversation with event organizer, David Sabin, we're looking forward to the day tickets go on sale.The festival, scheduled for December 7 to 11, is already attracting quite a list of celebrity chefs scheduled to appear at the ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    For National Doughnut Day: Five Celebrity Dougnhuts (And Two Deals)

    Today, June 1, is the celebrated national doughnut day.  While you may think that it's one of those recently made up holidays by some National Doughnut Council, the holiday was actually started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World W ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Five Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Boost Your Spirit

    Bad Santa respects your drink choices.​​Drinking on Christmas is encouraged, because when you're inebriated, Mom is a little more tolerable, Grandma's sexist rants are adorable, and your brother's constant cursing is almost endearing.No one wants to endure those awkward family dinners while sobe ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Paula Deen & Sandra Lee: A Turdrunken Thanksgiving

    ​Thanksgiving is fast approaching and if you haven't made plans, take a page from the Food Network cookbook's two booziest ladies and have a good old fashioned Southern Thanksgiving - complete with lots of booze and an easy to make turducken. After a meal of turducken washed down with a half dozen ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Trend Alert: You Want Fries on That?

    ​Are French fries the next add-to-everything item? Just as eggs have become the latest haute garnish on burgers, fried rice, pizza, you name it, it seems French fries are making an appearance as a topping rather than a side. Here are five things I've seen recently that signal an oncoming trend.&nb ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Alton Brown Writes a Fanifesto: His Guidelines For Fans

    Food NetworkAlton Brown will not sing Happy Birthday on tape - is he tone deaf?​Alton Brown of Good Eats and various other Food Network shows, has written a Fanifesto on his blog, and it's a sometimes comical look into what happens when average citizens turn into celebrities (which ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Help Talia's Tuscan Table in Boca Raton Become Guy Fieri's Next Drive-by on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Talia's Tuscan Table owner, Chef Andy Bennardo, behind the bar at Baba's Shrimp Shack​How does Guy Fieri choose the restaurants he features on his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?If it's anything like his upcoming prospect, Boca Raton restaurant Talia's Tuscan Table, it's got a ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Guy Fieri Approved: Try the Winning Rib Recipe from the Food Network Star Fourth of July Episode

    The Food NetworkFood Network Star's Fourth of July Episode winner Susie Jimenez cooked spicy pork ribs​Food Network Star finalists put on quite a show Sunday night for Season Seven's Fourth of July special-episode featuring "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," host, Guy Fieri. The show's 10 remaini ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Food Network's Extreme Chef: Like Top Chef With Snakes (Video)

    Food Network Extreme Chef: Like Top Chef, but with poisonous snakes!​Although we love Top Chef here at Clean Plate Charlie, sometimes we can't help wondering if maybe the show would be a little bit better if the cheftestants had to, say, catch their own poisonous water moccasin and cook it ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    April 1, 2011

    Zach Bell vs. Dean Max at Taste of the Nation

    Zach Bell​Palm Beach County's first annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation benefit, to be held Wednesday, April 13, in West Palm's Kravis Center, will feature a cooking competition between two of NoSoFla's (that's North South Florida to you) hottest chefs.  Zach Bell of Café Boulud an ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Interview with Chef Emeril Lagasse, Part II

    Laine Doss Chef Emeril at his Miami restaurant​Yesterday, we shared Part I of our interview with legendary chef Emeril Lagasse. If you missed it, here it is. We now present Part II of our interview.  Clean Plate Charlie: Where did Bam! come from? Emeril Lagasse: Bam! came from the sec ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Interview with Chef and Top Chef Cheftestant Spike Mendelsohn- Part II

    Laine Doss Spike Mendelsohn as The Hamburgler​Yesterday, we presented Part I of our interview with Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn. If you missed it, you can view it here. We continue with our interview. Clean Plate Charlie: Do you have any plans for expanding Good Stuff Eatery outside of DC? ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Interview With Emeril's Miami Beach Chef, Tim Doolittle, Part I

    Rob Camarena​Tim Doolittle is the chef de cuisine at Emeril's Miami Beach. Hailing from Kansas City, Chef Doolittle has worked in the industry since he was 18. His resume includes Wolfgang Puck and some of Kansas City's best American restaurants. Most recently, he specialized ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini Stolen

    ​ Laine Doss Awww...and he even had a shirt to match the car....​Guy Fieri, the crazy-coiffed host of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives had his yellow and black Lamborghini stolen from a San Francisco car dealership today.

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    February 28, 2011

    Guess Where We're Eating!?

    Dori Zinn​What once served as a northerner's staple, utensil-free lunch has migrated south. With three locations in Broward County, this Italian eatery has been serving transplants and locals for more than a decade.

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    February 28, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village: Bring on the Celebrity Chefs

    All photos by Laine Doss Anthony Bourdain brought the wheel of death.​Once a year, South Beach turns into the ultimate playground for adults. Filled with shows, food, and fun, it's basically Disney World for grownups. At the Grand Tasting Village, guests are given a Waterford Crystal glass ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash: A Meaty Good Time

    All photos by Laine Doss The Burger Bash tent​Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray, is one of the most popular events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. One of the first events to be sold out, the 2011 Burger Bash featured 26 chefs presenting their best burgers. Last evening's Bur ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Food Celebs Spotted at Scarpetta for Food Network Magazine Event

    All photos by Laine Doss Food Network chefs Melissa D'Arabian, Scott Conant, Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson with Food Network Magazine Editor-in-Chief Maile Carpenter​Prosecco and wine flowed at Scarpetta last evening as Food Network Magazine kicked off The South Beach Wine & Food Festiv ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Chef, Author and Radio Host Linda Gassenheimer: Interview, Part II

      Laine Doss Linda Gassenheimer​We're continuing our interview with chef, author and radio personality, Linda Gassenheimer. Part I of the interview can be found here. Clean Plate Charlie: A lot of recipes are difficult to follow. Not yours. What's your secret to making a recipe easy f ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Rosario's in Boca Raton: Garlic Bread Featured on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate

    ​You might not think a dish as elementary as garlic bread would be featured on one of the Food Network's most popular shows. But, like Alex Guarnaschelli, if you've tasted the garlic bread at Rosario's Ristorante in Boca Raton, it doesn't seem odd at all.  As a regular on "The Best Thing I Ev ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Happy Holidays With Delicioso's Ingrid Hoffmann

    ​There are few breaks in the house of Chef Ingrid Hoffmann. If she's not recording one of her shows, she's making appearances on others. When that stops, she has meetings to discuss her cookware, books, the future of her mobile application, and a spices line. This Friday, she gets one of those f ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Mario Batali to Cook at Morikami Monday, December 13

    ​The critically acclaimed, James Beard award-winning chef Mario Batali -- known for his love of olive oil, Italian cooking and his animated TV personality -- is scheduled to perform a cooking demonstration at the Morkiami Museum and Japanese Gardens on Monday, December 13. Batali long ago gre ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    The List: 13 Things Foodies Should Be Thankful For

    ​Thursday, November 25, is, of course, Thanksgiving Day. It's a day for Americans from coast to coast to gather family and friends and, in the spirit of the holiday, watch interminable football games between two pathetic teams of losers who couldn't beat their own grandmother with a tire iron. Tha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    South Park Riffs on Food Network with "Creme Fraiche"

    South Park's rendition of Food Network star Guy Fieri. ​I used to never miss an episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. It's skewering of pop-culture fads and personalities is unmatched, even if it often devolves into shock-value programming in the process. But last night's episode, titled ... More >>

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    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Food And Wine 2009 - Chef De Cuisine Jason Smith Talks Table 8

    Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me Chef ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Musings: South Beach Wine & Food, Midtown and Root Beer

    In light of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I propose a law requiring that no posted photo of any Food Network personality ever exceed the size of a postage stamp. Our fine dining establishments are much improved in terms of the quality of cuisine served, but they've still got a w ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    2009: Food Network Says the Year is Greener

    I Predict:You will recycle many BaggiesThis time of year we're all clairvoyant: Everybody is summing up the past and predicting the foodie future, including moi (look for my column next Wednesday here). My inbox is full of this kind of hocus pocus and mumbo jumbo, most recently the Food Network's to ... More >>

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