Barbara Lazaroff and Awards Season

  It’s time for the Oscars! And Barbara Lazaroff will help you plan a perfect Oscars party at home!  Barbara Lazaroff is the co-founder of Wolfgang Puck Food Company (now Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.).  She also co-authored Wishes for a Mother’s Heart with Tricia LaVoice (who introduced us).  Barbara Lazaroff has hosted many of the…

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Kitchen Chat Podcast Barbara Lazaroff Interview

Need a gift for Mother’s Day? Barbara Lazaroff, co-founder of Spago and co-author of Wishes for a Mother’s Heart, has designed the perfect present. The Flame of Life Dinnerware – 16 pieces of affordable and elegant fine bone china, a limited edition design by Barbara Lazaroff, ASID, co-founder of Spago and this week’s guest on…

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A Celebration of Mothers

It seems hard to believe that my mother has been gone for 17 years. As you all know, I started Kitchen Chat as a way to honor my late father who was an incredible home chef. Recently my dear friend Barbara Lazaroff encouraged me to share more about my mother. My mother was very kind,…

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Donnie Madia: Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurant Industry

Donnie Madia | Kitchen Chat

Restaurants are the hearts and souls of each community. Comprising 10% of the overall workforce in the U.S. with eleven million employees and adding $1 trillion to the economy, the restaurant industry is an essential player in the economic health and well-being of this country. This industry is feeling the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic, both…

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Ellie Krieger: Celebrate Nourishing Yourself

I”Everything in moderation and everything in celebration.”  Ellie Krieger Ellie Krieger has a passion for making healthy eating delicious.  As a registered nutritionist, author of six cookbooks, host of Ellie’s Real Good Food on PBS and host of the Food Network’s hit show Healthy Appetite, Ellie Krieger is the leading go-to nutritionist in the media…

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A Culinary Celebration for My Father's 90th Birthday

As many of you know, the reason I host Kitchen Chat is to honor my late father, Dr. Claude H. Rhea, Jr. My dad was a Renaissance Man, a gourmet home chef, a world traveler, a lyric tenor who recorded an album with the Concert Orchestra of London, a college president, a scholar, a published author,…

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Celebrating James Beard: America's First Foodie

On May 1st, The James Beard Awards will once again be in Chicago!  And I have some exciting news to share….. Kitchen Chat will be on the Red Carpet interviewing your favorite chefs and nominees, and my dear friend, Chef Jaime Laurita will be my special co-host.  For live feeds of the evening, follow #jbfa…

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