A few years ago, I was out for drinks with some friends at an Irish restaurant and we were starving. It was after midnight and the kitchen was closed, but the bartender said he could still serve their Irish beef stew. I had never had Irish stew before, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was the most delicious stew I had ever tasted, and the big bowl – complete with creamy mashed potatoes – was gone in less than 5 minutes. Last year, Marc and I went to Dublin for the Christmas break and Irish stew was the only thing I wanted to eat. Sadly, I was disappointed with the few times I had it on the trip.
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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.
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