Make holiday entertaining a little easier with tips from Rachael Hollis and Food Network’s Michelle Buffardi.   Rachel Hollis, celebrity event planner, entrepreneur and founder of www.thechicsite.com, and Hollis Co shares hacks for the hostess from her book Upscale Downhome.  With clients including Bradley Cooper and many other stars, Rachel will help you make your guests…

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Do your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthy?  If so, you will enjoy my kitchen chat with Chef Dave Choi who has a passion for a plant based lifestyle.  He encourages us to consider a three day challenge of eating meals without sugar, yeast, dairy and animal protein which he explains are the sources of…

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MasterChef Junior Winner of Season 6, Beni will inspire you!  This young culinary luminary has already accomplished so much and has a bright future in front of her.  At age 12, Beni has enjoyed growing up cooking with her parents and was influenced by her Nona, who was born in Poland during World War II.…

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Are you enjoying the Instant Pot® craze? Chandra Ram will help you take your Instant Pot® to the next level with her Indian Instant Pot Cookbook Chandra has an extensive culinary background with training at CIA, working at many high profile restaurants and becoming editor of Plate. Chandra’s father was born in India, and her mother is…

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“Learn the rules like a professional so that you can break them like an artist.”  Pablo Picasso Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s new book Kitchen Creativity will inspire you to become a true culinary artist by mastering the fundamental skills of cooking in order to understand the alchemy of creativity. Their research has taken them…

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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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Discover the flavors of Morocco with Chef Joel Kazouini, founder of Chez Joel Bistro in Chicago’s Little Italy. Moroccan food has many influences, including the cuisines of Spain, France, Africa and Arab countries. “Spices such as turmeric, cumin, ginger, paprika and saffron make the foods tasty and delicious,” Chef Joel explains. Essentially Moroccan food is…

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