Taste of the Nation South Florida, the fundraising gala that benefits Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, took over the Loews Miami Beach Hotel last night. Just about every chef worth his or her salt was at the event -- either serving their best bites or mingling as a guest. The event feat ... More >>
Miami's best chefs gathered at Tongue & Cheek last night for a "taste" of Taste of the Nation, the mega fundraising gala that benefits Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Led by Taste of the Nation's founding chairman, Allen Susser, a cadre of South Florida culinary powerhouses like Jamie ... More >>
Today is World Book and Copyright Day. It was first organized and celebrated by UNESCO in 1995. The date April 23 was selected to coincide with a Spanish festival honoring legendary author Miguel de Cervantes and also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Today, more than 100 countrie ... More >>
Summertime is here, and you're desperately trying to figure out some easy and healthful meals to whip up in no time. Looking at all the beautiful seasonal fruits, you know there must be a way to use them creatively, but you chicken out and stock up on frozen dinners instead. James Beard Award-winn ... More >>
Read Also: Celebrating a Very-Merry-Un-Birthday for Julia's 100th September 15. Julia Child Turns 100: Larger Than Life and Full of Joy.Julia Child was our kind of woman. Not only did she laugh loudly and cook with copious amounts of butter, but instead of dreading her birthday like so many foolish ... More >>
There was one happy crowd at Taste of the Nation Miami on Thursday night, where philanthropists gathered to support the national child hunger-fighting organization Share Our Strength. And with the best restaurants in the city catering the event, how in the world couldn't the atmosphere be happy? Th ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossChefs from Jefe's Original Fish Taco and B.C. Tacos pose with moderator Allen SusserB.C. Tacos beat out Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burger in last night's Fighting Food Truck's Taco Tangle at the Miami New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in Miam ... More >>
Chefs from some of Miami's best restaurants will join forces July 7 to raise funds to feed South Florida's hungry children by feeding you. The event, chaired by chefs Allen Susser and Andre Bievenu of Joe's Stone Crab will feature food from some 40 restaurants as well as wines and spirits. So fa ... More >>
Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>
Chef Allen SusserChef Allen Susser says he'll be be closing the doors to the Aventura eatery that bears his name. The restaurant has been in operation since 1986."Twenty-five years has passed, the lease was up, and it was time to make a decision," said Susser, who is 54 years old and lives in Hol ... More >>
Lee KleinAs a lad, I worked as a bagelmeister in Queens, New York, a large operation that provided bagels wholesale to various markets and restaurants around the city. This experience gives me an insight into bagels that many people don't possess. Like, for instance, you.Okay, now that my credibilit ... More >>
Chef Allen SusserChef Allen Susser has been transforming the foodscape of South Florida since opening his acclaimed restaurant New World Cuisine in 1986. Since then, he has made a splash in the world of culinary arts, publishing three books and winning several accolades. Now, Allen will bring hi ... More >>
Paula NiñoFor Indian actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, the best thing to do with a mango is simply eat it. Her favorite way to enjoy them doesn't involve a knife or perfectly cut dice. Instead, she pierces the top of a soft, ripe mango with her nail, puts the fruit to her mouth, squeez ... More >>
The co-owner of Hanif Rajput Catering Service was arrested last week in connection with the NYC Times Square bomb case. What tipped authorities off were the Death To America Goat Kebabs on the menu.Good luck to chef Allen Susser at his newly launched Gastropub venture in Delray Beach, although I' ... More >>
Friday's opening shoe post was mostly about my own experiences with kitchen footwear. Today we find out what Miami's real chefs wear when they're working -- and why.Michelle Bernstein, Michy's, Sra. Martinez: Clogs, as they not only help me from falling on my back side but they also give me those co ... More >>
Passover is coming next week and for many, that means a monotonous existence of matzo, matzo, matzo and more matzo. What's a Jewish foodie to do? Thankfully, chef Allen Susser, whose eponymous restaurant is a longtime hit, is preparing two Passover meals at his Aventura eatery.Photo by Simon HareChe ... More >>
Via wikimedia commonsCooking demos to flood Whole Foods Florida.Have you ever messed up cooking ramen noodles? If you answered yes, like we did, you could probably use some professional help of the cooking variety.Give thanks for South Florida's bounty of highly touted, greatly revered, very expe ... More >>
Lee Klein Sheila Lukins came to the Miami Book Fair to talk about her new cookbook, Ten: All The Foods We Love...And 10 Recipes For Each. It’s a nifty concept that covers steaks, stews, burgers, roasted chickens, chops, chocolate -- 32 categories in all. I sat down with Sheila at the Fair before ... More >>
Miami New Times hosts a cooking competition of its own.
Better food, décor, and prices: Welcome back, Allen Susser!
This month's issue of Food & Wine taps our very own Allen Susser, of Chef Allen's in Aventura, for recommendations about where to buy great local foodstuffs in South Florida.
Dinner in Paradise, a monthly series of charity-driven feasts at Paradise Farms in Homestead, inaugurates its third season this Sunday, December 2nd. Paradise proprietor Gabriele Marewski and Michael Schwartz co-founded the event, which is set outdoors on the farm. “There is something very special ... More >>
Force-feeding amounts to either animal farming or grotesque torture, but do our chefs give a duck?
The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality
Norman Van Aken
Mango madness at Fairchild
Chef Allen's proves the original is still better than the remakes
Making nice in Miami can mean chowing down for the hungry
Do brunch the right way
New Generation Chefs?
Dig In, It's Endangered Species!
What's That on Your Plate?
Allen's 2 Go
A local restaurateur reveals the secret to buying caviar: When Igor comes a-knocking, let him in