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.

Celebrating Serendipity with Co-Founder Stephen Bruce: How Food (James Beard) and Art (Andy Warhol)Influenced the Success of an Iconic Restaurant

“New York was the spell, the impetus of making it work. We were three young men and we came to New York to seek fame and fortune. We turned out to be the toast of the town, at least on the East Side.” Stephen Bruce Serendipity3 is a place of celebrating delicious milestones with family…
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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

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…

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Pasta Grannies

Vicky Bennison takes us into the kitchens across Italy to meet the beloved “Pasta Grannies” who share their time-treasured techniques and secrets to pasta making.  From her home in Italy, Vicky started exploring the food of the area and discovered that only the Italian grandmothers were preserving the tradition of making pasta by hand. She…