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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A visit with Anne Willan in her kitchen. Anne Willan is an icon in the culinary world. As founder of Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975, she has trained some of today’s top chefs and people in the culinary industry. La Varenne was one of the first cooking schools in France to…

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As we await the beautiful produce that will soon be arriving at our Farmer’s Markets, I thought it would be a good time to celebrate Spring with this encore piece featuring Alice Waters. Always remember to take a moment and Savor the Day! Chef Alice Waters is a counterculture culinary hero who has helped pioneer the…

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“Anything you can do in the kitchen, I say you should do it on the grill.  It always tastes better.” Chef Matthew Eads Do you want more confidence at the grill? Today’s guest, Chef Matthew Eads shares recipes and tips from his cookbook Grill Seeker: Basic Training for Everyday Grilling As a U.S. Marine for thirteen years,…

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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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International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) is “taking it to the next level” under the leadership of its new CEO, Tanya Steel.  Some of the founding members of IACP include Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Nathalie Dupree and Anne Willan.  Steel’s impressive resume includes being Editor in Chief of both Epicurious and Gourmet, a best selling cookbook…

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The Titanic was a floating palace. This book is a look at the Titanic through the lens of style, culinary (food and drinking), fashion and music.”  Veronica Hinke Veronica Hinke is a highly acclaimed food writer who has always loved sharing people’s stories.  Her first book, The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining…

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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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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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