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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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
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
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
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
Last Sunday we enjoyed another chapter in the Chefs for Farmers series. The Sous Chef Competition is the latest to come from the team assembled by Iris and Matt McCallister who started the organization that pays homage to local farmers and ranchers, and their supporters. Each CFF event is different than the next, which I am sure gives the organizers a bit of brain strain, but their efforts pay out brilliantly. Continue reading