Founder of AmazingRibs.com, the legendary Meathead is known as the barbecue whisperer.  I however, like to call Meathead the “GPS at the Grill.”  During our Kitchen Chat at the Grill Grate booth at National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Meathead shares his expert tips for grilling from his new book Meathead and outlays the science…

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“Tak for mad” means “Thank you for the meal” in Danish.  My husband is half Danish, and my mother-in-law taught me this lovely phrase.  How fitting that for our first date, my husband took me to see the Oscar winning Danish movie, Babette’s Feast based on Isak Dinesen’s book.  It’s an endearing film about Babette,…

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Mexican cuisine is a flavorful mosaic of cultures infusing Spanish, African, Asian, Lebanese, indigenous, and Jewish cuisines.  Pati Jinich, host of the Emmy nominated and James Beard nominated PBS culinary series, Pati’s Mexican Table and author of her latest book Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens shares recipes…

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Do you want to learn basic techniques and classic recipes for cooking French cuisine? Claudine Pepin’s new book Kids Cook French is for all ages.   As the daughter of the legendary Chef Jacques Pepin, Claudine developed a palate for fine food at an early age. Although Claudine is following in her father’s culinary footprints,…

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Claude Monet was a gourmet!   He was truly a culinary artist. This Impressionist icon created a legacy of paintings, many of which were inspired by his floral gardens and kitchen garden! Aileen Bordman, author of Monet’s Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny shares the story of how her mother, Helen…

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Chef Edward Kim’s restaurant Ruxbin was named one of the year’s best new restaurants by GQ, Bon Appetit and Time Out Chicago.  This outstanding young chef shares delicious insights into Asian fusion cuisine and what it was like to cook in the James Beard House kitchen. Also check out Chef Kim’s second restaurant Mott Street Chicago. Savor the…

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Two time Chopped winner, Chef James Briscione will help you become a great cook with his new book The Great Cook: Essential Techniques and Inspired Flavor to Make Every Dish Better  Co-authored with editors of Cooking Light Magazine, this book will bring confidence and healthy recipes to your table.  And check out Chef James and…

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