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StarChefs.com | Moving the industry forward. Sam Tan's Kitchen. World Chefs: Gonzales fuses food, music into celebration cooking - Food - Life & Style. World Chefs: Gonzales fuses food, music into celebration cooking Rock'n'Roll'n chef, known for underground dinner parties in New York, releases a new cookbook Reuters, Tuesday 13 Nov 2012 Music and food have always been a big part of Dante Gonzales's life. so it is no surprise that the award-winning chef, caterer and party promoter managed to combine both worlds.

His love of music comes from his grandfather, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, who had a big hit with his recording of the jazz classic "Night Train," while his grandmother taught him to cook. "I never set out to be a chef," said the 38-year-old Los Angeles-based chef, who has cooked for celebrities including actress Demi Moore, rapper Snoop Dogg and singer/songwriter Santigold. His first cookbook "Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience," which includes 100 recipes, tips on equipping a pantry, basic tools, home-made spices and setting up a smoker, was published earlier this month. Q: Who taught you how to cook? Short link: FR2DAY.COM. Top French Chefs featuring Joel Robuchon. Recettes de chefs en video gratuites FRANCECHEF.TV.

Blog Chef. It is no secret that I have an obsession with Chinese cuisine. The place that started it all was a local Chinese buffet here in Michigan. After frequent visits to the buffet over the years, I finally decided to take a stab at cooking my own Chinese dishes at home. The majority of the dishes were delicious and I began cooking different Chinese meals every week, but I had always wanted more variety just like the buffet.

I had always wondered, “what if I could create a Chinese buffet at home?” In this article I will explain how to create your own Chinese buffet at home. The Menu:Main course- Sesame Chicken Orange Chicken Kung Pao Chicken Meat on a Stick (Chicken Skewers)Appetizers- Crab Rangoons Egg RollsSide Dishes- Garlic Green Beans Fried Rice Egg Drop SoupDessert- Buffet Style Doughnuts The Recipes: Sesame Chicken- Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Cut chicken breasts into 1” chunks and in a glass bowl combine all of the marinade ingredients and mix well.

Orange Chicken- Kung Pao Chicken- Eater. Mediabistro: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals - Mediabistro. Pinch of Yum - A food blog with simple and tasty recipes. The Daily Meal: #1 for Restaurants, Recipes, and Drinks. A Thought For Food » where ideas are brought to simmer. Jeff Beachbum Berry’s Favorite Tiki Tales - Imbibe Magazine. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the veritable godfather of the modern tiki revivial. We asked him to share his five favorite anecdotes from tiki history—a tall order for someone who no doubt knows hundreds of such stories, most of which he’s included in his latest book, Potions of the Caribbean.

In the meantime, here are the Beach Bum’s personal favorites. 1) In his book Name Dropping, author Barnaby Conrad recalled the day in the 1960s when Victor Jules “Trader Vic” Bergeron—the inventor of the Mai Tai—hired him to ghost-write his autobiography. Vic had become a famous tiki restaurateur by presenting himself as a seafaring roustabout “Trader” who sailed the South Seas discovering exotic drinks and dishes. 2) Don the Beachcomber invented the tiki bar after Prohibition, where he also invented his most famous drink, the Zombie. 3) In the late 1950s, Harry Yee was the head bartender at the Hawaiian Village Resort, where he invented the Blue Hawaii cocktail.

Home - Lucky Peach. Tasteologie. Eve Post Apple. Foodmancing the Girl™ Elly says opa — recipes and ramblings of a home cook. Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Ricotta. Recipe from Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food by Seamus Mullen (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012) Meatballs-it doesn't seem to matter in what form, are always a top seller at the restaurant.

Whether it's duck meatballs, or veal or lamb, our guests never tire of them. I like lamb meatballs with sheep's milk ricotta, but if you can't find it, fresh cow's milk ricotta is just fine. Serves 6-8 For the Meatballs 4 pounds ground lamb breast1 pound ground lamb top round1 cup cubed bread, soaked in 1 cup milk½ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs like parsley, mint, oregano, rosemary, and/or thyme2 tablespoons red wine4 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon guindilla pepper1 tablespoon ground black cumin1 tablespoon ground coriander seed1 teaspoon ground fennel4 tablespoons kosher salt1 teaspoon black pepper4 eggsCombine the ground lamb, bread, herbs, red wine, garlic, guindilla, cumin, coriander seed, fennel, salt, and black pepper in a standing mixer fitted with a paddle or a dough hook.

To Finish the Dish. TasteSpotting. Cook's Illustrated Magazine. Dear Fellow Home Cook, Why Cook's Illustrated is different than other cooking magazines Cook's Illustrated is dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals. Unlike some glossy cooking magazines, our magazine is staffed with cooks and editors not food stylists. Our 2,500 square foot test kitchen — the same kitchen in which we film our public television show, America's Test Kitchen—has three dozen full-time test cooks whose 9 to 5 job (well maybe 7 to 6 on baking days) is testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, sometimes 50 times until we can offer our readers a recipe we're confident will work every time.

(Of course you have to promise to follow our recipes for those foolproof results.) We also offer ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment to inform you how different models compare and compete so that you can shop smart. “There's no more authoritative food magazine. Brine, Roast, Stuff and Tie your way to Perfect Herb-Crusted Pork Sincerely, Fifteen Spatulas. Did you know that eggplant is a berry?!? I love learning little food facts like that. Eggplant can be a little bit tricky sometimes. It can be epically delicious when it’s done right, but what else can you do besides the typical eggplant parmesan where you fry it up and pile on lots of cheese and sauce? How about grill it and roll it up with a creamy ricotta basil filling?

It’s a little healthier and you don’t miss out on any flavor. Grilled Eggplant Rolled with Ricotta and Basil Ingredients: 1 large eggplant1 cup ricotta cheese4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature1 tbsp olive oil1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated1/4 tsp red pepper flakes1/4 cup chopped basilsalt and pepper Directions: Thinly slice the eggplant (down the length of the eggplant, so you get the longest pieces possible), and rub the pieces with salt. © Fifteen Spatulas LLC More recipes you might enjoy: Share this post with a friend!

My Gourmet Connection. Pierogi are traditional Polish noodle dumplings, filled with a variety of classic sweet and savory mixtures. For this recipe, we've chosen to make a basic potato-cheese filling and serve them as a side dish topped with sour cream, garlic and chive sauce. Our family recipe, combined with a fairly standard dough preparation method, produces an exceptionally light and tender finished product. The secret? Pinching off portions of dough and rolling them individually to avoid overworking it. 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting3 large eggs2 tablespoons sour cream3/4 to 1 cup water 1-1/2 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 small sweet onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon dried thyme3/4 to 1 cup grated dry farmer's cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 stick butter, cut into 1 tablespoon portions1 recipe Sour Cream Garlic-Chive Sauce For the dough: Serving Suggestion.

Can You Stay For Dinner? First it was falafel, then burgers, and now, chicken gyros. This place reeks of a street food fair. Someone get me a curbside cart. And a megaphone. Always a megaphone. [Please come over? Bathe me? A new-ish set of pajamas?] My criteria is rigid: all food I make lately must be stuffed inside a buttery flatbread and then wrapped once more in parchment or foil. I simply won’t budge. Daniel likes to remind me we’re not actually eating on the street so there’s no need to sit cross legged on the window ledge and litter on our floor. Such a square, that one. This doughy flatbread is filled with lemon-oregano marinated chicken, chopped tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, shredded romaine, creamy and cool tzatziki sauce, and crumbled feta. One messy, chin dribbling bite is lemon and bright parsley and garlic and tang.

Make it. We can litter and graffiti my wall. Lemon Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta makes 2 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt and dill. Food Coma. Noble Pig. Cheesy, delicious and impressive Pasta Pie will have your family and friends amazed by your effots. Believe it or not, it's simple to put together. Give it a try. See this recipe made on video here.With the enthusiasm my children showed for this recipe, you would have thought I reinvented the wheel.

I guess rigatoni standing at attention has a way of impressing children? You bet it does. The key to this recipe, as far as taste goes, is using quality ingredients. Let's put this together: You will need: Crushed tomatoes, fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Ground beef, rigatoni pasta, olive oil, butter, salt and pepper are also needed. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook 1 pound rigatoni pasta until slightly underdone (I cooked mine for 12 minutes when the box indicated 14 minutes). Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 can good quality (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes; simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes.

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