Le Cordon Bleu

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    21-Year Old Launches Vegan Cupcake Business in Fort Lauderdale

    Manning her vegan cupcakes at a booth all by herself at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market, 21-year-old Ariel Silvers has been awake since before dawn and has already frosted seven-dozen cupcakes. She baked them all the night before. With her apron tied tightly around her waist and a shy smile, you'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    30. Robyn Almodovar of Palate Party Food Truck

    New Times' Best of Broward - Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restauranteurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies -- that make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate Bar? Amazing Flavors from Wild Ophelia

    Over the years, we've seen some pretty random things swirled into milk chocolate bars and dark chocolate chunks. What began with safe and acceptable pairings like fruit, nuts, candy and cookies has over the past decade graduated to bold new flavors. Now, you'll find chocolate loaded with bacon, spic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Ceviche by the Sea in Fort Lauderdale: a First Glance

    Peruvian food is kind of a big deal these days. Ceviche, one of the country's most famous dishes, was once strange and exotic, but now pops up on menus all over the place. From high-end dining establishments on Palm Beach to tiny mom and pop shops, Peruvian influence is everywhere. And it's growing. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    MasterChef Casting in South Florida

    If you've always dreamed of going on television and being verbally assaulted by Gordon Ramsay, your opportunity is coming soon to south Florida.MasterChef is casting for its fourth season. The Fox cooking competition features Ramsay mentoring amateur chefs who think they've got what it takes to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Palate Party's Robyn Almodovar Hosts Hell's Kitchen Watch Party Tonight

    There's only one thought that comes to mind when we watch Hell's Kitchen, the combination cooking show/fraternity hazing hosted by foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay on Fox television -- "is it worth it?"For local chef Robyn Almodovar, the answer is yes. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate's food truck, Palate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Learn to Make Grilled Cheese With an Iron From "College & Cook"

    Open publication - Free publishing"A college food magazine needs to exist," said Miamian Audrey Scagnelli in a dorm room at her alma mater, George Washington University. Scagnelli is founder of College & Cook, an online magazine assembled by undergrads from Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2011

    A Chef's Tales from HKU (Hard Knocks University)

    Patty Canedo is a chef in Palm Beach. She writes frequently about her kitchen exploits in this column, Half-Baked. Photo by lensEnvy​In this industry whether you're a culinary school grad or an honor student at HKU (Hard Knocks University, which I am) it seems we& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Out of None There Came One: $10 Lunch at New Caribbean Food Truck in West Palm Beach

    Nicole DannaThe Out of Many food truck can be found off Okeechobee in West Palm Beach ​The Out of Many Cafe is doing something that hasn't really been done in West Palm Beach: it's one of the first mobile food trucks of its kind to make it onto the Palm Beach County foodie scene.Debuting as a Cari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Tomorrow: 2011 San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition

      flickr: Jules stonesoup​Tomorrow, eight of South Florida's most talented culinary students will compete for the regional title of Almost Famous Chef 2011. And it's not only the title that these contestants will be fighting for! The winner will be granted an all-expense-paid trip to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Tal Ronnen Interview, Part 2: Could the Vegan Beat up Bobby Flay?

    ​Today, we continue our Q&A with celebrity chef Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook, who will be cooking a one-night-only meal at Sublime on Wednesday. Has the success of your cookbook surprised you? It's been great. You know, the book takes a very different approach from most vegan coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    A Gourmet Day Trip: DeLand

    One of DeLand's coffee shops​I had a terrible weekend in the south-central Florida town of Arcadia one time. I'd been drawn principally by the name -- but the place turned out to be far from paradisal: restaurants closed at 8 and were mostly dry. The villagers were like something out of a creepy ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Head Spins: Danny Ashe

    Music-making and mashups in one seamless mix.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Behind the Line at Chef Allen's

    Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen's restaurant is a culinary pioneer, a renowned restaurateur and a cool dude. I recently spent several hours in the kitchen of Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura. I arrived at four, was provided with a chef jacket and promptly put to work. This was a kitchen where I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007