Have you always wanted a Harvard or MIT education but simply lacked the money, the time, and just about everything else to achieve one? They say it's never too late to stop learning, and apparently a group of higher learning institutions agrees with that sentiment. Some of the most prestigious univ ... More >>
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 complaining...do you hear us complaining?).Read Also: Padma Lakshmi Lets Man Eat Ham Off Her Body ... More >>
Chef Allen Susser has made a bit of a name for himself in south Florida. Okay, that might be a bit of an understatement. The New York native and longtime South Florida resident has won numerous awards and accolades: James Beard Foundation's Best Chef 1994, southeast region; one of the top ten in Fo ... More >>
Some lucky bastard got to eat a piece of Iberico ham off of Padma Lakshmi's body last evening.No, it's not some lame Top Chef dream sequence. This really happened. In front of thousands of people. And that man was some stranger. OK -- he did donate $1,000 to charity, so we guess it's all good.Accord ... More >>
Fusion has been on the brain. Following our review on Florida's sushi-Thai, Sara Dickerman addresses the up-down of our relationship with fusion in Slate last week in Fusion Reaction: How America fell in love, then out of love, then in love all over again with Asian influenced cuisine. She wrot ... More >>
Back in January, I reviewed Tap 42 and was met with more than 60 comments that confirmed or refuted claims of neglectful service and inconsistent meals. Since then, owners Blaise and Sean McMackin have dug in for some serious overhauls. For one, they're in the market for a new chef after the ... More >>
Houston-based restaurateur Tilman Fertitta of Landry's Inc. has acquired 90 percent of Morton's shares, he announced Wednesday, reports Chicago Business. The purchase means he'll own Morton's without shareholders' approval. Shareholders had been trying to block the purchase because they believed ... More >>
The Whisky Water Trick from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.Hope your weekend was delightful. First up for this morning's links, see above for a new bar trick brought to our attention from Yardbird. Practice up for the weekend and read on for this morning's roundup.
Read on for today's link compilation.Frank Bruni writes on how chefs who encourage dining decadence stay healthy behind the scenes. His piece in the New York Times is a thoughtful response to the "unsettling" revelation that Paula Deen has only now revealed her diabetes, three yea ... More >>
Mario Batali is getting rid of half of what's made him famous. No, we wish the Crayola-colored Crocs would go. Instead, the chef/restaurateur and host of our favorite show, The Chew, has agreed to lop off his ponytail -- if the price is right!
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 >>
flickr/ultimateepicureMaybe I'm part zombie, but I don't think that eating brains is that big of a deal. My father used to make me eat it as a kid every time we went to a Greek restaurant. And while living in DC, during Greek Orthodox Easter, Top Cheffer Mike Isabella used to serve lamb brai ... More >>
Brustman Carrino PRCalling all gourmands and scenesters: Tickets go on sale Monday for the foodist event of the year: The 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, to benefit FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.Remember Paula Dean's pants episode, or Mario B ... More >>
Chef Ron Duprat poses with Michelle Bernstein.These past few days have probably been tough for Ron Duprat, executive chef at Hollywood Beach Marriott's Latitudes Beach Cafe, former Top Chef contestant, and Black Culinarian Alliance chairperson, now that his homeland is a mess of rubble. But image ... More >>