Margaret’s Blog - Upfront and Personal

Follow Margaret with her up close and personal stories of her life, events and the adventures she has with her friends and family.

Margaret's Blog - Upfront and Personal

Follow Margaret with her up close and personal stories of her life, events and the adventures she has with her friends and family.

The History and Future of Spago: Barbara Lazaroff and Byron Lazaroff-Puck

“It’s unbelievable being able to grow up in this restaurant and witness my mom. She has taught me so much. It has been an incredible blessing.” Byron Lazaroff-Puck Spago, Beverly Hills is the iconic flagship of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. Celebrations at Spago are legendary. Did you know that the Oscars parties at…
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Donnie Madia: Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurant Industry

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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Kitchen Chat – Kitchen Chat Steven Raichlen Man Made Meals Interview

Want some sizzle in your life? Impress your friends and family with great grilling and BBQ tips and tastes from America’s Master Griller, Steven Raichlen! Discover your “Inner Chef” with his new book Man Mande Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys! Savor the day! .

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Comfort Food and Comfort Mood with Chef Carla Hall

Chef Carla Hall is a bouquet of sunshine. Her genuine kindness and enthusiasm for cooking are her hallmarks. During this challenging time, we all need a little sunshine and encouragement. Chef Carla Hall shares what she is cooking during the quarantine and has words of comfort from her kitchen.  Get inspired to try your hand…

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Connecting with Friends: Chef Jaime Laurita in His Kitchen

Let’s connect in our kitchens! I know this is a difficult time, dear foodie friends. We can all feel a bit disconnected and discouraged. Please know that you are not alone. Please reach out to others in your community. My dear friend and co-host, Chef Jaime Laurita and I recently had a Kitchen Chat by…

The Joy of Julia Child

The Joy of Julia Child

Julia Child always had that special “joie de vivre.” I so wish that I had met her. Through Kitchen Chat, however, I have been able to get to know her through the stories and anecdotes shared by our guests. . “Riding in Cars with Julia Child” will be the first in this special series. It…

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Vegan Meal Prep With Robin Asbell

The plant-based lifestyle is quite trendy these days; however it’s now a way of life for me. After an unexpected detour in my health, I began this green journey and am grateful for Robin Asbell and Chef Dave Choi for being my GPS. Whether or not you are fully making the change to plant-based or…

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Faith, Family & The Feast: Recipes to Feed Your Crew from the Grill, Garden and Iron Skillet by Kent and Shannon Rollins

Join Cowboy Kent Rollins and his wife Shannon on the chuckwagon trail as they share recipes for life, love and delicious meals in the new book Faith, Family & The Feast: Recipes to Feed Your Crew from the Grill, Garden and Iron Skillet. Kent’s parents taught him an important lesson at a young age; “Faith,…

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Keeping it Simple (easy weeknight one-pot recipes) by Yasmin Fahr

Are you ready to keep it simple in the kitchen? Yasmin Fahr, author of Keeping it Simple will inspire and encourage you on today’s Kitchen Chat. Yasmin is a food writer and recipe developer featured in Serious Eats, The Kitchn, Epicurious, Taste, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The Los Angeles Times. Her new book…

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No Crumbs Left with Teri Turner

Teri Turner aka No Crumbs Left is a modern day Julia Child. She is passionate and articulate about sharing her recipes and cooking tips all while making us feel like we are in her kitchen. Recently, Teri joined Chef Jaime Laurita and me for a Kitchen Chat in the Middleby Residential showroom in Chicago to…