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Memorial For Eric Anderson Wednesday At 7pm

by Steven Doyle

Friday morning we were sent word that Chef Eric Anderson from the Le Méridien Stoneleigh Hotel had been in an accident and was on life support. Later that afternoon Anderson was taken off life support and passed away.

There will be a memorial Wednesday evening at 7pm at The Stoneleigh and the family wishes to celebrate Anderson’s life with friends and colleagues. Anderson had three children who only knew him as dad, and they request that if you have any photos or videos featuring Anderson in his role as chef that you bring those to the hotel Wednesday evening.  Continue reading

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Join Tiffany Derry For A Mess Of Crawfish

DSC08132by Steven Doyle

Curious what Chef Tiffany Derry is up to these days? You now have a chance to ask her yourself. Join Derry at her crawfish boil next Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11am to 3pm at Azure on Belt Line in Addison.  Continue reading

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Chef Uno Invites You To Join Her In Mexico For A Culinary Vacation

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We have been following Uno Immanivong since we met her last Fall when she was competing in the Anthony Bourdain television program The Taste. We since learned she would be opening her restaurant Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves   most likely in October. Uno has this vibrant and warm personality that is at once charming and inviting.

This summer her fans will have a chance to get to know her much better as she leads an excursion to the Mayan Riveria where they will enjoy hands on cooking classes, a greenhouse tour, cocktail and cooking demos, a pop-up beach dinner and much more.      Continue reading

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Summer Indian Chaat Festival at Samar Deserves a Longer Run

samar1by Andrew Chalk

Sadly, Samar by Stephan Pyles will close in a couple of weeks for three months of scheduled renovations to the office building that it occupies. Not only will this mean that we don’t get the regular menu, it will also mean that they won’t get a chance to reprise hits from their one night Summer Chaat Festival last night (where I was an invited guest). Chaat is Indian street food and examples are rare here, being confined mainly to the small cadre of authentic Indian restaurants dotted around Irving and Plano.     Continue reading

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Local Baker Competes On Food Network’s Cupcake Wars *Update

christinaby Steven Doyle

On Sunday, June 16th Christina O’Donoghue – Whiskey Cake server and cupcake extraordinaire – will compete on the Food Network’s latest episode of Cupcake Wars. With a passion for baking, O’Donoghue was inspired to start working at Velvet Bake Shop in Plano eight months ago and after spending countless hours testing new recipes, she decided to take her skills to the competitive level and participate in Cupcake Wars. Continue reading

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Chamberlain’s Celebrates 20 Years Of Beef

chamberlainby Steven Doyle          photo by Robert Bostick

Chef Richard Chamberlain worked his way through El Centro’s culinary program in Dallas, taking his first position in fine dining at the legendary Mansion on Turtle Creek working with the opening chef, Christian Chemin. Just a few short years later Chamberlain went on to work with Dean Fearing as sous at Agnew’s in Dallas, and a series of marvelous restaurants such as Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Ratcliffe’s and San Simeon in Dallas, and the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.   Continue reading

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