Giada De Laurentiis

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Broward and Palm Beach Chefs Impressed at Best of the Best (Photos)

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival brings some of the best and brightest culinary talent from around the country. From Top Chef contestants like Stephanie Izard and Fabio Viviani to celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Giada De Laurentiis to restaurant legends, such as Danny Meyers and Rick Bayle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Palm Beach County

    It's a well-known fact that chefs have become the new rock stars. From former party animal Anthony Bourdain -- we'd liken him to a more together Keith Richards -- to supermodel-like Giada De Laurentiis, the kitchen is in these days. While chefs across the country are getting recognition from culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Bartender Q&A: Sarah Calogero of Bad Ragaz on Martinis, Beer With Coke

    For whatever reason, men tend to have a thing for good-looking women who work in beer bars. Maybe, it's memories -- hazy, of course -- of beer wenches at Oktoberfest. Maybe, it's pubescent recollection's of the St. Pauli Girl. Or it could just be a penchant for beautiful women and beer. Whatever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Sur la Table Cooking School to Open in Mizner Park

    Even with the Food Network offering meal plans and tutorials 24/7, not everyone feels at ease in the kitchen. Some of us have nightmares about hosting a dinner party, trying to look composed in front of guests while managing rambunctious children and messy eaters (ahem, Grampa). Wah! We need Giada ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Paula Deen Named Maxim's Hottest Female Television Chef

    Laine DossPaula Deen is named one hot lady by Maxim.​Yes, you read that correctly... Maxim Magazine named the queen of butter television's hottest female television chef on its Dirty Briefs blog. Deen beat out some of the sexiest women in cooking, including Giada DeLaurentiis and Padma Lakshmi, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    World of Beer in West Palm Beach is an Infinite Universe of Beer

    ​Well, I stopped by the new World of Beer (101 Clematis St., 561-833-3325) in West Palm the other day, and though the space itself is not as large as you might expect, a more accurate name for it might be An Infinite Universe of Suds from Here to Jupiter and Beyond.  With some 500 different b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Women's History Month: Five Female Celebrity Chefs That You Love or Love to Hate​March is Women's History Month! As it winds down, what better way to celebrate than by sharpening our claws on the female celebrity chefs that we love? ... or love to hate. 

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bubble Q: Celebs and Champagne Sparkle

    All photos by Laine Doss​Last evening's Bubble Q on the beach has everything a huge tropical soiree could ask for - good music, great food, stunning decor, champagne corks popping endlessly and celebs. A gigantic white chandelier was the focal point of the tent, under which handsome me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Must-See TV: Six Food Shows We'd Like to Watch in 2011

    ​Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Ten Signs You're Watching Too Many Cooking Shows

    ​10. You bleach your hair blond, buy a junker Camaro, and run around saying things like, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner."  9. You can sit through an entire episode of Top Chef without ever reaching for the clicker.  8. You believe Kelly Choi has talent.  7. Rachael Ray no longer ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Behind the Line: An Interview with Steak 954's Executive Chef Jason Smith

    ​Chef Jason Smith's culinary career literally sprouted right out of the ground. Raised on an organic farm just outside Indianapolis, Smith learned the value of cooking with fresh, farm-raised ingredients, as his mom grew and sold edible flowers. He then attended Johnson & Wales in Miami and la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Dish Deconstructed: Eggs in Purgatory With Potato Pancake

    Photos by Eric Barton​Pictured: Giada De Laurentiis' eggs in purgatory with a potato pancakeCombine: Two cups of leftover mashed potatoes with five eggs and a handful of flourSear: Both sides of the pancakes in a pan with butter until they're golden

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Better Than Good Eats: Our List of the Best We've Eaten

    915 in Key West is home to some amazing Fries with aioli.The Food Network has a new show called The Best Thing I Ever Ate (9 and 9:30 p.m. tonight), and it features the usual roster of the network's chefs and celebrity foodies running down the best things they've stuffed in their constantly yapping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.