Any decent chef will tell you a meal is only as good as the ingredients used to create the dish. You can drop serious cash to score exotic elements or you can do what the ladies at Open Kitchen are doing. Instead of running scared from the heat like most of us Miamians, Sandra Stefani and Ines Chatt ... More >>
The rain lately has really put a damper on the usual Miami life. The morning monsoons and rush-hour flooding is truly too much to deal with. Last night, we drove downtown and strongly considered turning the car around to go back home and pick up the ol' kayak. What gives? Luckily, Miami always ha ... More >>
photo by Christina StaalstromWhen we first met Bjoern Weissgerber, executive chef at Zuma Miami, he wasn't what we expected. The young, charismatic German with Swedish roots is more reminiscent of a hip, energetic artist than a top toque at one of Miami's finest Japanese restaurants. Then ag ... 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 >>
Jacob KatelLa Marea's executive chef, Gonzalo Rivera, in the kitchen.Chef Gonzalo Rivera says Miami is on its way to becoming a real food city. The well-traveled Michael Mina protégé from Northern Cali says, "Homestead is the new California."Rivera is from Chico, "about an hour north of Sacrame ... More >>
Gonzalo Rivera didn't garner much attention when he took over as executive chef at the Tides South Beach last spring. A first generation Mexican-American, Rivera graduated the California Culinary Academy in 2004 and promptly got work in Michael Mina's restaurants, including a four year stint as e ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelIn what sounds like a modern version of a salon, 35 guests will join an artist and a chef at a private penthouse near Miami's Design District to dine, talk art and rub elbows during Art Basel. The occasion: "The Art of Gourmet," a dining and art event of three dinners and a br ... More >>
Jacques PépinDid you know Emmy-winner, author, and celebrated French chef Jacques Pépin will be here in our very own city November 13 to take on Mr. Michelin 3-star Eric Ripert in a cook-off? Damn, it's going to get really hot in the Arsht Center that night, especially since our favorite kitche ... More >>
Shock is sweeping the food world this morning along with the news that the November issue of Gourmet Magazine will be its last. It has been rumored for some time that Condé Nast was suffering a decline in ad pages and would be shutting down one of its food titles -- but most assumed Bon Appétit, n ... More >>
Top chef takes top billing
Of course, you could just hire a waitress and a scullery maid, but in this economy, who has the extra dough? If you're starting to melt down at the thought of serving 20 people on Thanksgiving from nothing but the hot plate and a microwave in your crappy apartment kitchen, help may be at hand. L ... More >>
Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>
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The oven mitts are off: Norman Van Aken, former executive chef of South Beach's best-known restaurant, is fighting his ex-boss for the name