Listen up, gourmands: Favorite restaurants no longer indicate status. Sure, you may have a special table at Michy's. You can list past James Beard winners by heart, schmooze with top chefs, and toady up to sommeliers. But, really, no one cares anymore. Today's epicureans must exit restaurant dining ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanChef Wells demonstrating proper wonton-stuffing techniqueWe really didn't know what to expect when Chef Danny Wells at Amuse Restaurant & Lounge invited us into his lair to take part in the Hands On in the Kitchen program. What exactly were our hands going to be on? Would we ... More >>
Biltmore Culinary Academy director and author, Lourdes Castro, will talk about her third cookbook, Latin Grilling, tonight at Books & Books in Coral Gables. "I really love grilling. When you're up north and you don't have that luxury [year-round], you really appreciate it that much more, so ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanNothing scares this kitchen crew any more.Yesterday, we introduced you to Biltmore Culinary Academy's raison d'etre. Today we're gonna break down what we learned. Yeah, buddy, we got mad skillz now.
Photo by Riki AltmanDirector Lourdes Castro demonstrates braising techniqueAtten-tion! Okay you lily-livered landlubbers! Stand up and listen! This here is Boot Camp, see, and it's high time you learned some kitchen basics.Yeah, so Biltmore's Culinary Boot Camp is hardly militant, but it will get yo ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanLourdes Castro teaching knife skills at B.C.A. She's a real cut-up! Okay, not really.Expect a different type of three-parter this time around. We'll start off with a brief interview about the cooking school with Lourdes Castro, the Biltmore Culinary Academy's founding direct ... More >>