What an honor for Kitchen Chat to once again be on the Red Carpet at the James Beard Awards to capture the excitement and stories of the nominees and participants.  Thank you Chef Jaime Laurita, brand ambassador for Viking, for being my co-host. Highlights of the evening included meeting two icons:  Chef Jose Andres, recipient…

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On May 1st, The James Beard Awards will once again be in Chicago!  And I have some exciting news to share….. Kitchen Chat will be on the Red Carpet interviewing your favorite chefs and nominees, and my dear friend, Chef Jaime Laurita will be my special co-host.  For live feeds of the evening, follow #jbfa…

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How does James Beard nominee Chef Duffy create amazing dishes at Grace? Get an inside peek into this 3 Star Michelin rated restaurant with Chef Duffy and discover the new documentary For Grace which shares his incredible journey.  Savor the day!  .

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Raising the bar for Chicago’s culinary scene is very important to Donnie Madia, a 2015 James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Restaurateur.  As owner/managing partner of One Off Hospitality, Madia continues to keep Chicago on the culinary map with his restaurants, Blackbird, Avec, Nico Osteria, The Publican, Big Star and The Violet Hour.  .

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James Beard nominee, Chef Erling Wu-Bower, chef de cuisine of Chicago’s Nico Osteria shares what it takes to bring the deliciousness of an Italian seafood restaurant to the heart of the Midwest.  Bring your appetite!  Savor the day! .

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Chef Castillo of l’Eiffel Bistrot is cooking for charity! His featured dish will be chocolate mousse cake with mango caviar for The 5th annual Taste Takes Flight.  Proceeds will help fund a safe house in the Chicago suburbs.  Tune in for great tips on how to make the perfect crepe in your home.  Savor the day!…

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