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    August 20, 2014

    Watch Five Celebrity Chefs Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Videos)

    By now your Facebook page has been filled with videos of friends (and celebrities) getting doused with buckets of ice water. Maybe you've even been dared to pour a bucket of water over your own head. While in South Florida this may sound like a refreshing (though extreme) way of keeping cool during ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Sunny Anderson to Host South Florida Book Festival Event

    Food Network star Sunny Anderson is truly a renaissance woman. The host of Cooking for Real and The Kitchen is also a frequent contributor on Today and the Rachael Ray show and is the author of Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life. See also: Ten Best Gastropubs in Broward and Palm Beach Counti ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Five Strange Celebrity Chef Endorsement Deals (Videos)

    There's nothing new about celebrity chefs endorsing products, and some of them make a great deal of sense. Take, for example, Martha Stewart's range of cookware items. After all, who wouldn't want to cook like the domestic diva herself, and if purchasing a set of Martha's steak knives or a Dutch ove ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Five Things to Do With Leftover Easter Eggs

    Making Easter eggs with the kiddos is fun, but most kids are done with the eggs after they've found them all and quickly move on to their baskets o' candy. So, what do you do with those color dyed, hard boiled creations after the day is over? We came up with five ways to get rid of those damn chicke ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    BaconFest Florida 2013: Todd Fisher, Host of United States of Bacon Says You Can't Overdose on Bacon

    Is it possible to O.D. on bacon? Not according to the United States of Bacon host, chef Todd Fisher, whose job is to taste the pork product in all its magnificent incarnations, from one end of the country to the other. We're willing to bet most of this weekend's BaconFest attendees would agree with ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Sexiest Toques at SoBeWFF and Where to Find Them

    For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sexy male chefs h ... More >>

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    February 16, 2013

    Emeril Lagasse TV Show, Films Locally -- Guanabanas, Buccan, Swank Farms, and More (Photos)

    In terms of celebrity chefs, some are much bigger deals than others. Yeah, Rachel Ray seems cool enough. And Giada is ridiculously gorgeous. Tyler might have some great cooking tips. But Emeril Lagasse is the real deal. The chef and restauranteur is known not just for his awesome personality --  ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Five Reasons To Schlep to Miami

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to Miami Beach in one week and if you didn't get your tickets, better hop to it. The festival, which turns the white sand of South Beach red with vino, may be expensive and a bit of a drive, but if you're into food, wine, and chefs-turned-celebrities it ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Ann Romney Shops at Costco: Feeds Family for Under Five Bucks Each (Pictures)

    Ann Romney was on Rachael Ray yesterday to talk about her husband Mitt, her battles with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, and her Costco.Read Also:- Politics Meet Food Trucks at Lynn University Debate- Mitt Romney Eats Healthy at BurgerFi in Delray Beach- Political Pumpkins for ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Is Toast at NYC Wine & Food Festival Roast (Video)

    Snarkmeister Anthony Bourdain found himself the main course last evening when both celebrity chefs and professional comedians made mince meat out of him at the "On the Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" at Chelsea Piers. The $400-a-plate event, part of the New York City Wine & Food Fes ... More >>

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    August 25, 2012

    "Oh my gravy!" Happy Birthday, Rachael Ray!

    Rachael Dearest: It is with bottles of extra virgin olive oil in hand that we celebrate this special day, your birthday. Rachael, honey, we've even taken the time to label your catchphrase EVOO--one of your favorite things to say--on all our bottle of olive oil. We adore you Rachael, because if it ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    South Florida's Best Specialty Food Stores

    As part of the countdown to the Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012, coming in June, we've assembled a list of ten of the best specialty food markets in South Florida. These are the places to turn when Publix, Whole Foods Market, and even Fresh Market simply won't do. Did we miss your favorite source fo ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Broward & Palm Beach Represent at Burger Bash

    ​Last Night's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival was a meat lovers dream.  Vegans were out of luck with a mind-blowing choice of 32 different burgers available for the eating (and three different desserts...just in case you still had some room).Celebrity chefs were on han ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Tickets Still Available for These Events

    ​There's no denying that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is South Florida's premier foodie event. The four-day festival turns Miami into one giant celebrity-chef mosh pit -- where the likes of Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, and Rachael Ray all come together to mingle with fan ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Edible Balloons, Burger Bash Menu, and Other Food News

    Happy Presidents' Day. We bring you today's list of occasional links. 1. An incredibly light dessert: the edible balloon. Mmm. Green apple air.2. Food porn: a pizza cookbook shaped like a pizza. 3. This weekend's South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash menu is unveiled, the $225 event hoste ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Top Ten National Food Stories of 2011

    ​It's the round-up time of the year. To kick off the a.m., we've culled the national stories on Clean Plate Charlie that got the most clicks for 2011. Read on for everything from the riveting to the ridiculous!

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    November 14, 2011

    Bacon to the Rescue: Thanksgiving Inspiration, Round Two

    browneyedbaker​This past weekend, we round up some links to help out home cooks with Thanksgiving menu planning and wine selection. Now we're reminding you of the simple solution: Just add bacon. Behold: some ideas for how to make any dish better -- from appetizers to sides to the big bird itself. ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Tickets for Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Sale Monday

    Brustman Carrino PR​Calling 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 >>

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    September 3, 2011

    The Five Least Laborious Foods To Make For a Labor Day Party (Videos)

    Rachael Ray MagazineThrow a labor day party without the labor with these simple recipes.​Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie shared five easy recipes for tasty libations without the labor. We realized that at some point, you're going to need food to go with those drinks. Lucky for us, celebrity chefs h ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Ten Ways to Ruin Easter Dinner

    Tricia WoolfendenThis lumpen bunny cake mess is a great start to ruining Easter Dinner for everyone!​Have you been saddled with hosting Easter dinner when you'd much rather spend the day kicking back your misanthropic heels and hiding from the family? Below are ten ways that can all but guarantee ... More >>

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    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. 

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    February 28, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Closing Party: Guy Fieri Makes Pizza, Booze for Everyone

    All photos by Laine Doss Guy pouring in the booze.​There are a lot of celebrity hosts at the various South Beach Food and Wine Festival events. By what we can tell, hosting duties at these events pretty much mean showing up and schmoozing with friends and fans. Some hosts are seen more tha ... 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 22, 2011

    10 Survival Tips For The South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Tony Bourdain will be at the SoBe Wine & Food Festival​This weekend South Beach turns into Disneyworld for foodies as The South Beach Wine & Food Festival Roars into town. The event is larger than life and brings together celebrity chefs and the people who worship them for one wine ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's is Good Ol' Foul-Mouthed Entertainment

    Photo by Liz Dzuro"Rachel Ray sent me a fruit basket - seriously."​Click here to see more photos of Anthony Bourdain.Have you ever thought it was a good idea to kill a bottle of champagne while watching Travel Channel's No Reservations? Yeah... neither have we. But if you had than you'd be al ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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 22, 2010

    Gluten-Free Thanksgiving: Q&A With Author of 101 Gluten-Free Microwave Mug Cakes

    Photo courtesy of Stacey Miller​Thanksgiving dinner, with its mounds of stuffing, handfuls of cranberry sauce, and gobs of turkey, sounds absolutely delicious -- doesn't it? But that meal can post a serious threat to celiacs because many of the dishes contain gluten. Stacey Miller, author of ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    November 3, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein Teams Up With Crisco; Win $20 Gift Cards and Cookware

    ​Rachael Ray can keep her EVOO.Latina chef Michelle Bernstein, darling of the foodie set and queen of upscale comfort food, has teamed up with Crisco -- tool of Everymoms everywhere.

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    September 27, 2010

    Five Really Useful (No Shit) Kitchen Gadgets

    ​Americans love gadgets.   It's in our DNA, hard-wired in our brainpans, infused in our mother's milk. If some nitwit on late-night TV promises their cheap 'n' cheesy invention will shave a few seconds off a simple task or make it easy enough for a blind, paraplegic monkey to perform, we ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Everybody's a !@#$%^& Critic: Six Food Critics to Hate

    Mike Licht,​In the bad old days, restaurant criticism was the province of professionals, learned men and women with highly evolved palates who got paid by (mostly) newspapers to evaluate the food of local eateries without fear or favor, neither seeking nor accepting freebies, re ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    January 1, 2010

    Anthony's Runway 84 Leftovers Improve With Some Syrup

    Photos by Eric Barton​This week's restaurant review features a list of lackluster dishes I ordered at much-loved Anthony's Runway 84. There's the Italian Sunday Feast, above, a $29 pile of Italian staples that I'm pretty sure somebody could whip up in the time it takes Rachel Ray to complete a mea ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Woman Behind Newly Famous Butter-Sugar Cookies Reveals Secrets

    Lori Saitz went from PR pro to baking entrepreneur."You should sell that."  People always said that to Lori Saitz about the cookies she baked from an old family recipe. Unlike most of us, the 43-year-old former marketing and PR pro in West Palm Beach actually did. Six years ago she quit her day ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Argie Cafe -- Fort Lauderdale Empanada Shop Serves 'Em Up Hot and Fresh

    Elba Travin has been running the Argie Cafe  in downtown Fort Lauderdale with her husband, Nestor, for eight years. They serve Argentine food, empanadas, pizza, and sandwiches. Elba told me that the empanada flavors they sell the most of are

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    February 23, 2009

    Winners and Losers at the SoBe Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting Village

    Saturday and Sunday marked the South Beach Wine & Food Fest's premier event, the Grand Tasting Village, which cordoned off a huge strip of South Beach the size of three or four football fields and filled it with hundreds of restaurants, distributors, wine vendors, and wineries, all flinging so m ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Recession Be Damned!

    Eat, drink, and spend at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival

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    February 19, 2009

    Escopazzo Sommelier Rich DiGacomo Talks Wine & Food 2009

    I cold-called Escopazzo out of our restaurant database and said, "Hey, I'm from the newspaper, what are you doing for Wine & Food?" Sommelier Rich DiGacomo had great answers for me. He talked about the Food Network, Rachel Ray, Key West prawns and drinking. Here's what he had to say:

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    January 9, 2009

    Second Chance For SoBe Wine & Food Tix

    This coming Monday morning, January 12th, a second block of tickets for previously sold out events will go on sale. So if you were bummed at being shut out of Rachael Ray's Burger Bash or The Best of the Best at the festive new Fontainebleau, you've been given a second shot. You can get your tix&nbs ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The SoBe Wine & Food Fest Stocking Stuffer

    Starting this morning at 9:00 a.m., the South Beach Wine & Food Festival  is offering a week-long 10% discount on all ticket orders (before tax and service fees). The deal closes Friday, December 19, at 5:00 p.m., and all orders placed by this time are guaranteed delivery before Christmas D ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    All the Nasty Bits from an Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali

    Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008
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