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5 of America’s Most Influential Television Chefs

chefby Steven Doyle

Through out time many chefs have contributed to the culinary landscape, offering their unique perspective in the kitchen. Some notable names might include Prosper Montagné, author of Larousse Gastronomique and Georges Auguste Escoffier who penned Le guide culinary, both still heavily referenced in modern commercial kitchens.

Today we take a peek at the chefs that have taught the rest of us to cook. These chefs had the ability to sneak into our homes each week enabling the average home cook to create superb dishes and infleunce the way we think about food. They also poured the foundation for an entire industry that we now accept as routine.

Visit our list for the top 5 most influential televsion chefs.  Continue reading

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We Reveal All The Chocolate Secrets

by Steven Doyle

On any given day when driving past the boutiques lining Oak Lawn in Dallas you will spot plenty of activity. There you will discover hot finds on wine or cheese, or possibly even chocolate. This past Sunday we began the edible bucket list for 2012 and made a stop into Chocolate Secrets.

The chocolate shop has somewhat of an identity crisis. It wants to be this cool wine bar that serves up healthy slices of jazz most evenings. Chocolate Secrets also offers some of the best and certainly beautiful chocolate in Dallas. Continue reading

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Meet Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki Fujino From Five Sixty

by Steven Doyle

What are great qualities of a sushi chef? Amiable, imaginative and raw talent are a few things that come to mind. Certainly these words all hold true when describing Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki “Fuji” Fujino.  We might toss in charming for good measure, and perhaps when we sup on the omakase at Five Sixty atop the tower at the Hyatt downtown the master might toss an extra morsel of the good stuff our way.

Omakase is when you trust your sushi chef to plan your meal for you in place of ordering ala carte. You will find the chef more giving in his rarer stock with more visits when the chef starts trusting your palate as much as you trust that he will prepare something hopefully more rare than those around you. This is a tasting menu with few rules.             Continue reading

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1 Fish, 2 Fish, Try Some New Fish (Actually 5)

by Jon Alexis

Sick of salmon? Tired of tuna? Had it with halibut? Bored by bass? Don’t let our lack of a coastline fool you – we can get the finest seafood in the world in Dallas, Texas and with that means a variety of fin fish beyond the “usual”.

Here are five fish you may not be familiar with, but that are consistently available in Dallas. All are sustainable alternatives to some of the more overfished species we still see on nearly every menu in town.   Continue reading

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Chef Tre Wilcox’ North vs. South Celebrity Chef Smackdown Proves That… Wait for it…

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by Rhonda Dutton

Sunday evening, Chef Tre Wilcox (Best Chef, Iron Chef, Top Chef, eat Bobby Flay and yadda yadda cheffy fame stuff) flexed his culinary industry muscles and pulled together a Celebrity Chef Smackdown with a portion of the proceeds going to Make-a-Wish.   Continue reading

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Tom Parlo Appointed Executive Chef of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Dallas’ most legendary luxury hotel and restaurant is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Parlo as Executive Chef. Parlo will begin his new journey at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in October 2016.

Parlo will oversee the cuisine and menus throughout Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, with particular emphasis on The Mansion Restaurant, a highly-acclaimed culinary icon in Texas.   Continue reading

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Ivy Tavern Takes on New Chefs, New Menu

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Big changes are in the works at The Ivy Tavern, as this Dallas favorite debuts a new menu, launches a Sunday dive brunch, and introduces a couple of all-star chefs into the kitchen.

The bar would like to introduce David Rodriguez as its new Executive Chef. Prior to his role at The Ivy Tavern, Chef Rodriguez held a number of Executive Chef positions—most recently at 904’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Denton, and before that, at Oak Cliff’s Urban Acres and Oddfellows. So he’s well-equipped to lead the kitchen team forward as they look to provide an even better dining experience for the bar’s loyal patrons.   Continue reading

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