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.

Chef Mary Sue Milliken: Living and Leading with Joy

“Joy comes from cooking for other people.” Chef Mary Sue Milliken Chef Mary Sue Milliken continues to enjoy her culinary career with great success in owning restaurants, writing cookbooks, and starring in TV shows. In this Kitchen Chat, Chef Milliken shares the joy of her journey and the life lessons she has learned along the…
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Interview with Chef Robert, Executive Disney Chef! (and a giveaway!)

Exciting news! On Tuesday, December 17, I will be interviewing Chef Robert, the executive Chef for Disney! We’ll be talking about what Disney is doing for the holidays and how you can put a little Disney magic into your own kitchen this season. Have a question for Chef Robert about Disney, the holidays, or tips…

Kitchen Chat – Shauna Niequist Shares New Book Bread & Wine

Get inspired to start some new traditions at your table with Shauna Niequist author of Bread & Wine: a love letter to life around the table with recipes. Discover delicious dishes that will welcome friends and family into your kitchen and that will create lasting taste memories..

A Chocolate Afternoon Tea with Eric Lanlard

Chocolate— one of my very favorite words in any language! A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy Chef Eric Lanlard’s Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London. What a delight to actually meet Chef Eric in person after interviewing him last year on Kitchen Chat. As many of you…

Kitchen Chat – Chef Carrie Nahabedian’s Culinary Celebrations

This is the year of culinary celebrations for James Beard award winner, Chef Carrie Nahabedian. Her Michelin star restaurant, NAHA marks its 13th anniversary. Her new French restaurant, Brindille just opened to high acclaim. She is nominated for the Jean Banchet Chef of the Year award. And she is the Chicago Bears chef for The…

Kitchen Chat – Dana Goodyear and Anything That Moves

Are you a fearless eater? Are escamoles, i.e.ant eggs the new caviar? Dana Goodyear discusses her new book Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture. Discover the origins and emergence of “foodies” in American culture and get a unique behind-the-scenes look into the counter-culture of extreme…

Kitchen Chat – Good Stock with Chef Sanford D’Amato

What do Julia Child and the Dalai Lama have in common? Delicious meals prepared for them by James Beard award winning Chef Sanford “Sandy” D’Amato. Chef Sandy shares great recipes and stories from his new book Good Stock. Also on today’s show Tea Master and founder of Napoleona Tea, Thresa Griffin, teaches us about the…

Kitchen Chat – Cooking Light Magazine, Editor Scott Mowbray

Want to lose the waist and keep the taste? Scott Mowbray, editor of Cooking Light Magazine shares how he lost over 20 pounds in a few months by launching the Cooking Light Food-Lover’s Social Diet. Here are some samples of great tasting dishes from The New Way to Cook Light What are your favorite tips…

Kitchen Chat – A Chocolate Feast with Chef Eric Lanlard

Tempt your tastebuds with Chocolat – the newest book by Master Patissier and host of Baking Mad, Chef Eric Lanlard, aka Cake Boy. http://www.cake-boy.com Explore creative combinations, such as chocolate, squash and pecan cake! Enjoy delicious recipes for a chocolate extravaganza any time of the year. Savor the day!.

Kitchen Chat – Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: And 50 Decidedly Grownup Recipes

The Brooklyn Blackout. Chicken and Waffles. These are just a sampling of the amazing cupcakes that Allison and Matt Robicelli create on a daily basis and highlight in their new book. Allison shares stories, recipes and even explains how the weather can affect the outcome of your cupcakes. At last! An excuse! I can blame…