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White House Menu for the 2008 Holiday Receptions
Well, 2008 will be the last Christmas in the White House for George W. and Laura Bush. And possibly for White House Chef Cristeta Comerford and Pastry Chef Bill Yosses. Here is the food that will be served at the White House during this year's holiday receptions.
Thanksgiving Menu at Camp David
So, what does your Thanksgiving feast consist of when you are President of the most powerful country on earth and leader of the free world? Well, pretty much the same as most Americans: roast turkey, apple pie, stuffing, cranberry sauce...gazpacho? Check out the complete menu!
Menu for the Dinner for Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy
Leaders of the G-20 (the twenty richest nations in the world) met November 14, 2008 at the White House to discuss the current economic crisis. They were treated to an exceptional dinner by Executive White House Chef Cristeta Comerford.
Santé Restaurant Awards 2008
The annual Santé Awards were created to honor excellence in food, wine, spirits service and hospitality. Recognition is given in four distinct categories: Culinary Hospitality, Wine Hospitality, Spirits Hospitality, and Service Professional.
White House Menu for the Dinner for Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy
What do you serve the Prime Minister of Italy when he comes for dinner? White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Pastry Chef William Yosses created a menu that was distinctly American including the wines.
Casting Call for the Next Food Network Star - Season 5
The Food Network is conducting open auditions for season 5 of The Next Food Network Star. Applicants have until Friday, October 31st, 2008 to send in a three minute audition video explaining why he/she should be Food Networks newest star.
White House Menu for State Dinner with President of Ghana
This menu was created by White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Pastry Chef William Yosses in Honor of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana and Mrs. Theresa Kufuor. This is President George W. Bush's sixth state dinner.
Interview with Aaron McCargo, Jr. - the Next Food Network Star
Aaron McCargo, Jr. was the winner of the Next Food Network Star season 4. Aarons new show, "Big Daddy's House", will be on for the next 6 weeks. Tune in beginning this Sunday, August 3rd at 1:30pm/12:30c on the Food Network. Here is an interview with Aaron from Monday, July 28th.
James Beard Award Winners 2008
The James Beard Foundation is the most prestigious organizaton in the professional culinary world. Since 1986, the annual James Beard Foundation Awards honor the best chefs and restaurant professionals in the industry. Over 9,600 entries were received for the 2008 James Beard Awards.
The Next Food Network Star 4 - Finalists Bios
Season 4 of The Next Food Network Star begins June 1st. The 10 finalists are put to the test with complex challenges that determine their culinary competence and on-screen star potential. Host Bobby Flay and the selection committee will narrow the contestants down until there is only one winner. Guest stars include Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Giada De Laurentiis.
Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs 2008
Every year Food & Wine Magazine chooses 10 up-and-coming culinary superstars. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the Best New Chef awards. Past winners include Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Rick Bayless, Gary Danko, Todd English, Allen Susser, Tom Colicchio, Gale Gand, Suzanne Goin, John Besh, and other greats.
2008 Chicago Rising Star Chefs
Rising Stars represent the future of American Cuisine. They are young culinary professionals that exemplify the contemporary American dining scene. Rising Stars are creative, passionate, ambitious, and, of course, incredible chefs creating delicious food. They also show a strong desire to support the culinary community by sharing their knowledge.
Finalists of the 2008 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
Over 9,600 entries were received for the 2008 James Beard Awards. Those entries were then reduced to 5 finalists in each of the 19 Restaurant and Chef awards categories which include Best Chef in 10 different U.S. regions, Best New Restaurant, Rising Star Chef of the Year, Outstanding Restaurant, Outstanding Chef, and others.
Nominees for the 2008 James Beard Foundation Media Awards
The James Beard Foundation is the most prestigious organizaton in the professional culinary world. Formed in 1986, the James Beard Foundation was created by Julia Child and Peter Kump to preserve the home of James Beard and his legacy as America's father of gastronomy. The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990 to recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their field.
2008 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalist Nominees
Over 9,600 entries were received for the 2008 James Beard Awards. Those entries were then reduced to 20 semifinalists in each of the 19 Restaurant and Chef awards categories which include Best Chef in 10 different U.S. regions, Best New Restaurant, Rising Star Chef of the Year, Outstanding Restaurant, Outstanding Chef, and others.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
What does gourmet food mean? It all depends on who you are and what country you're standing in. If you happen to be chef and food writer Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, you're idea of gourmet food differs from most of us.
White House Menu for the Dinner with the Prime Minister of Denmark
This menu was created by White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford for the Prime Minister of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and Mrs. Rasmussen.
Quotes from Bravo's Top Chef Guest Chefs
If you watch Bravo's Top Chef, you know that every episode features one of today's hottest chefs as a celebrity guest judge. Past celebrity judges have included Anthony Bourdain, Rocco DiSpirito, Alfred Portale, and Norman Van Aken among others. Here is a collection of their thoughts on food, cooking, and other topics.
Top Chef 4: Chicago - Chef Bios
Bravo TV's Emmy Award nominated show Top Chef returns for a fourth season, this time on location in Chicago. Head judge celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (Craft restaurants) returns with host/model Padma Lakshmi, judge Gail Simmons (Food & Wine Magazine), and Ted Allen (Robert Mondavi Wines) along with 16 talented chefs competing for the big prize. Top Chef Chicago premieres March 12, 2008.
Interesting Facts of the 2008 Oscar's Governors Ball
Here's a list of fun facts about the magnitude of work and materials that went into creating the 2008 Governors Ball, the main celebration following the 80th annual Academy Awards presentation.
Casting Call for Hell's Kitchen Season 4 with Gordon Ramsay
Want to become an instant celebrity chef? Fox TV's "Hell's Kitchen" with Chef Gordon Ramsay is having an open casting call for season 4. This season's prize has not been announced but in the past has included having your own restaurant - a dream of many would-be chefs.
Top Chef 3 Miami - Contestant Bios
Season 3 of Top Chef will be held in tropical Miami with 15 new contestants competing for $100,000. Top Chef is definitely the best show in the cooking reality shows. Returning this season to judge the contestants are celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (Craft, Craftbar, Craftsteak)and Gail Simmons (Food & Wine). Model and actress Padma Lakshmi returns to host Top Chef. New to the judging panel will be Ted Allen of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
2007 IACP Cookbook Awards - Finalists and Winners
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) is a worldwide organization made up of 4,000 members involved in culinary education, communication, and the restaurant industry. The annual IACP awards were created to encourage quality in cookbook and food literature and to spread awareness of culinary publications.
Nominees for 2007 James Beard Awards
The James Beard Foundation is the most prestigious organizaton in the professional culinary world. Formed in 1986, the James Beard Foundation was created by Julia Child and Peter Kump to preserve the home of James Beard and his legacy as America's father of gastronomy. The annual James Beard Foundation Awards honor the best chefs and restaurant professionals in the industry.
Spain's 10: The Summit
Spain's best chefs - Ferran Adria, Paco Torreblanca, Juan Mari Arzak, Martin Berasategui, Alberto Chicote, Quique Dacosta, Daniel García, Enrique Martínez, Joan Roca, and Paco Roncero - come together in New York City to celebrate the opening of the International Culinary Center.