From Supermodel to Super Chef: Meet Pascale Naessens

From Supermodel to Super Chef: Meet Pascale Naessens

Photo Credit: Pascale Naessens/Instagram If you ever had the pleasure of meeting the statuesque Pascale Naessens, the first thing you notice is her ease, and effervescent personality. After a career as a model (complete with eating disorder) Pascale decided she would focus her after-modeling career on helping others through nutrition.  As an iconic figure in Belgium, she sold over 1.5 million copies of her seven books. Her latest, Pure & Simple, is the first U.S. release.  We sat…

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The Culinary Energy of ZUMA: An Interview with Chef Rainer Becker

The Culinary Energy of ZUMA: An Interview with Chef Rainer Becker

Photo Credit: David Griffen Photography On January 28, 2017, a new culinary energy emerged as ZUMA opened its doors for the first time at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas. This opening marks the brand’s eleventh location in its international collection.  Created and co-founded by the acclaimed Chef Rainer Becker, Zuma’s menu features a variety of dishes from its three kitchens—the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the Robata grill. True to the Japanese Izakaya experience, guests…

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Acclaimed Chef Melissa Perello Wants to Host Your Dinner Party

Acclaimed Chef Melissa Perello Wants to Host Your Dinner Party

Photo Credit: IfOnly There’s no better time to host a dinner party than the holidays. People’s spirits are high and the cold weather provides the perfect backdrop for a cozy indoor shindig. If you love throwing fête-a-têtes but don’t have much time to plan, cook and organize the event, allow James Beard-nominated chef Melissa Perello to take care of all the details this season. Chef Perello will create a Michelin-star worthy menu for up to…

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Santa Barbara Hosts Next James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

Santa Barbara Hosts Next James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

Photo Credit: Fess Parker Hotel On Monday, November 21, the Fess Parker hotel will host the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at 7 p.m. with host chef Kirk DeLong. The “Julia & James Dinner Celebration” begins with a cocktail reception followed by a multi-course dinner with premium wine pairings. Among the night’s local and international chefs is Cat Cora (LA), Christophe Émé (LA), Gilles Epié (Paris), Ray Garcia (LA) and David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach). Cora…

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Chef Morimoto on His New Restaurant, Observing Diners & Taste Memory

Chef Morimoto on His New Restaurant, Observing Diners & Taste Memory

Chef Masaharu Morimoto—known to many as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America—now has more than 10 restaurants around the world and a best-selling book called, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking. This month, he opened a new 5,542-square-foot restaurant in Las Vegas featuring an integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. After working at New York’s famed Nobu, Morimoto opened his first namesake restaurant in Philadelphia in 2001. Today, he has restaurants…

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Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Photos Credit: Montage Laguna Beach The multi-award-winning Studio restaurant is located inside the Montage Laguna Beach, and is the kind of place that immediately puts you in a California state of mind. Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Studio offers an ever-changing 
à la carte menu inside an artistic, Craftsman-style venue. We recently visited the eatery to check out its menu and speak with its Executive Chef Craig Strong. Sitting outside, the delicate scent of…

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Chef Jeanie Roland Dishes on her R.I. Eatery, Taylor Swift & Bobby Flay

Chef Jeanie Roland Dishes on her R.I. Eatery, Taylor Swift & Bobby Flay

Photo Credit: Ella’s Fine Food & Drink Several long blocks outside the picturesque village of Westerly, Rhode Island sits the casually-elegant Ella’s Fine Food & Drink, helmed by seven-time James Beard-nominated Chef Jeanie Roland. The eatery serves seasonally-influenced American-Asian fusion dishes prepared with classical French techniques. Growing up in Waterbury, Connecticut, Chef Jeanie was inspired by both her mother and grandmother. “Both were exceptional scratch cooks,” says Roland. “My mother made dinner every night and…

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Award-Winning François Adamski is Air France’s Next Star Chef With New Business Class Menu

Award-Winning François Adamski is Air France’s Next Star Chef With New Business Class Menu

The menu additions will be available for the next six months and will feature tender roast chicken fillet with carrots, celery and a cumin suprême sauce. Chef Adamski’s use of cumin was inspired by an overseas trip and when combined with crunchy celery and tender carrots, he promises it to be “a rich gourmet dish.”  This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone…

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