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    May 30, 2014

    The Federal Hosts Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Watch Party Tonight

    The Federal Food Drink & Provisions is neither a diner, a drive-in, nor a dive. So it may come as a surprise that Guy Fieri chose to feature the intimate restaurant on his Food Network hit. That is, until you catch on that chef/partner Cesar Zapata is all about working with good old-fashioned, all ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Ruben Ruiz: Miami's Own Food Network Star

    Bobby Flay. Giada De Laurentiis. Guy Fieri. They're just a few of the chefs and hosts that have worked their way into the kitchens of America through their entertaining shows on Food Network. A coveted hosting gig is the aspiration of many young chefs and cooks who dream of being behind the stove ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Trisha Yearwood Cooks and Sings at Southern Kitchen Brunch (Video)

    Lee Brian Schrager, the founder and organizer of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival declared on stage the Southern Kitchen Brunch is one of his most beloved events. "I don't know if it's because it's so pretty, because some of the best food of the weekend is here, or because it has one of my favor ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    February 17, 2014

    From Burger Bash to the Q, the High-Profile Events at SOBEWFF

    In its 13th year, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is bigger than ever. Even the most fit fan will likely get exhausted just reading the roster of 70 seminars, parties, and dinners -- up from last year's 50 or so offerings. How does one choose from the extended list of parties hosted by luminar ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Trisha Yearwood on Her Cooking Show: "It's Smart to Stick With What You Know"

    Trisha Yearwood is country music royalty. Married to superstar Garth Brooks, the Grand Ole Opry member shot to fame in the early 1990's and has since sold over 12.5 million albums worldwide, won three Grammys, three Country Music Association Awards, and performed at the White House during President ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving Help For Last-Minute Disasters

    Thanksgiving is here, which means you're home from the turkey trot and about to get to work in the kitchen. With so many dishes to make (including that darn turkey), unless you're Martha Stewart, you're bound to have a few kitchen misses along the way. Not to worry. There is help. Here's your gui ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Food Network City Eats at The Conrad Tonight

    9 to 5 might suck, but reverse it and you got yourself an extended happy hour. Now add some half priced drinks to that and a view of the Magic City from 25 floors up, and you're dealing with something television network worthy. The bar at The Conrad, lis teaming up with Food Network's City Eats to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Coolio on Paula Deen and Perjury: "People Lie Under Oath Every Day, I Would"

    "I'm working to be more visible in the food world," a hungry Coolio admits. "What I really want to do right now is get a signature restaurant in one of the Vegas casinos." He's not joking. "We can start off really small, I don't care. I just want more people to be able to taste my food." Coolio ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Craigslist Restaurant Ads: Opera Singers and Thieving Meth Addicts

    Every day every caliber of Miami restaurant heads to Craigslist to seek the help they need. You can just as easily find the Genuine Hospitality Group staffing up for the onslaught of tourist season as you can a nameless Kendall pizza joint looking for a prep cook and dough stretcher. It's a democr ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Food Network's CityEats Bringing Text Alerts to Restaurant Wait Times

    In the age of instant everything, restaurant-reservation technology still hasn't caught up. Most of the time we're forced to wander aimlessly while carrying a blinking red brick or hover within 20 feet of the hostess stand so our table isn't given away. Seriously, it's like the Stone Age. But lucki ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Unique Designer's Cake: RSVP Quick for Opening of an Edible Showroom

    Nowadays, cakes are an art form, so any pastry chef worth her or his salt (or sugar) better be able to craft masterpieces. Local bakers Carolina Montoya and Fernando Puga, owners of Unique Designer's Cake, have proven their cake-crafting skills for the likes of Food Network, Art Basel, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's The Q: Paula Deen and a Host of Famous Faces

    The 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with Moët Hennessy's the Q, the bash that brings bubbly, barbeque, and famous faces to the beach.Thousands of guests converged under the SoBeWFF party tents to drink good Champagne and hand crafted cocktails and to eat barbeque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Anne Burrell Talks Karaoke, Diamond Dishes, and Women in the Biz

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Anne Burrell is the Food Network's bubbly, blond ambassador of good times and great eats. A frequent face on the network, she's taken turns on Iron Chef America and Best Thi ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Mystery Diners Films at George's: "Did I Have to Take My Top Off for a Second Coca-Cola?"

    Food Network puts out some pretty admirable content. So when we saw an ad on Craigslist calling food lovers as extras, we had to participate. The ad read something like this: CASTING IMMEDIATELY... ATTRACTIVE YOUNG LADIES We are shooting an episode for the FOOD NETWORK and need attractive young l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Food Network Star Casting in Miami

    If you've sat in front of the TV set countless times watching Sandra Lee open a can of peaches on Food Network and thinking, I, too, want to seek fame and fortune as a celebrity chef, get thee to the Epic Hotel October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Food Network Star season nine open casting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Lee Schrager on 2013's South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Hip and Hot, Part One

    Lee Brian Schrager is a visionary. He transformed a one-day annual event known as the Florida Extravaganza, held at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus, by moving the 5-year-old fete across the causeway in 2002 and renaming it the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Now it's a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Japanese Iron Chef Comeback On Fuji TV

    Do you remember watching Japanese Iron Chef with English subtitles? It was the best. Sometimes the Cooking Channel and Food Network air old reruns late at night when they think no one is watching (pfft... we're awake to notice). Still, it's something of a forgotten treasure.Luckily, a remake of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    More Beer, Rock Shrimp, and Chilaquiles: Final Notes on the SoBe Fest

    ​So we close the page on another South Beach Wine & Food Festival -- or, as we like to call it, the Annual Four Day Gastro-Intestinal Challenge. The following list consists of personal observations and reflections gathered over the weekend.- I've been to so many Festivals that I've gotten to k ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch a Stylish Southern Affair

    ​The Loews Miami Beach Hotel's ballroom was filled with the good smells of Southern home cookin' yesterday at the annual Paula Deen Sunday Brunch. The room's crystal chandelier glistened as guests took their seats (most welcome after a weekend spent trying to juggle a plate and wine glass while st ... More >>

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    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Best Thing I Ever Ate Serves Late-Night Munchies (Photos)

    All photos by Laine DossGetting down at SoBeWFF.​It's a fact. Most nights spent dancing and partying wind down in the local diner or coffee shop. Over some soggy fries and a tepid greaseburger, you wish that there was some place open where you could get some stone crab claws ... or Peking duck ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Ingrid Hoffmann's Delicioso Premieres Tomorrow: This "Stupid Little Cook" is Proud of It

    Food Network, Cooking Channel and now, Univision television chef, Ingrid Hoffmann, sat down with us to talk about her most recent endeavors. Her show, Delicioso, premiers tomorrow at 1 p.m. on Univision. It will be the first cooking show broadcast weekly on national television, regardless of the lan ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs' Million Dollar Mansions: Look What Cooking Can Buy

    ​Nearly all celebrity chefs have one thing in common -- a fairytale-like rise from poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune.Paula Deen (who just announced she has type 2 diabetes), was a young bank teller in Savannah, Martha Stewart used to babysit for New York Yankees' kids, and Guy Fieri's big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian Will Get Dim Sum Dessert and a Bloody Mary Cart Tomorrow in Miami

    ​Calling all Food Network fanatics! As if Miami wasn't chock full of celebrities already, Food Network's Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will be gracing our city with his presence at Tudor House tomorrow.The chef will kick off a new Rose' Brunch. Beginning December 3, you can enjoy the brunch menu every Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri: Cooking With The Stars?

    Food NetworkRay and Fieri to host Celebrity Cook-Off​First there was Dancing With The Stars, which re-introduced us to such has-beens celebrities as Donny Osmond, Florence Henderson, Drew Lachey, and most recently Chaz Bono. Despite our repeated efforts at tying this to the end of the world (or be ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Today Celebrate National Food Day with Events at UM

    FoodDay.orgFree Events Open to The Public​Haven't you heard?! Today is National Food Day! At this moment food-related activities are attracting the masses nationwide. This morning at the University of Miami is the grand opening of the UM Farmer's Market, where Farm Fresh Miami and many other susta ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Miami Finale Airs Sunday

    Laine Doss Lime vs. Hodge Podge. Who won?​We know who wins The Great Food Truck Race, hosted by Tyler Florence. We were there during the final moments when finalists Lime Truck, from Irvine, California, and Hodge Podge, from Cleveland, Ohio, were in a heated, neck-and-neck race to the finis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    From Tinctures to Pesto: Five Easy Ways to Use Your Herb Garden

    By Anais AlexandreThese greens back a flavorful punch.​Green thumbs everywhere know having your own herb garden is a culinary gem. If you don't have one and want to learn how to start your own garden, check out our past blog post about urban gardening.Herbs can be used in endless ways. Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Portale, McInnis, Gorenstein, and More: Is The Classical Chef Dead?

    C. Stiles Jeff McInnis​It was while watching the PBS show Point of View about the Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition (Kings of Pastry) -- in which classically-trained pastry chefs undergo intense training and pressure to vie for the honor of being one of France's finest ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Pied a Terre's Andrew Balick On Learning to Survive in the Kitchen, Part 2

    Andrew Balick (back left) and his kitchen crew ​After working at Azul for six years, Andrew Balick got the opportunity to head the kitchen at Pied a Terre, a small restaurant inside the Cadet Hotel in South Beach. In the first part of the interview, he spoke about why he wants people to try his ta ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Is New Breeding Ground for Talented Cooks

    Photo by Jackie Sayet​The Miami Culinary Institute, the culinary arts school of Miami Dade College, celebrated the opening of its 34,000-square-foot green building April 14. The school, which took its first group of students in January, will try to change culinary education by training students to ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian To Helm Dream Hotel South Beach's F&B Operations

    Laine Doss Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian -- poised to storm South Beach.Geoffrey Zakarian, restaurateur, Michelin star winner and Food Network celebrity is overseeing food and beverage operations for the soon-to-be-opened Dream South Beach hotel. According to his PR rep, Zakarian will spearh ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 24, 2011
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    February 24, 2011

    Two Chefs' Jan Jorgensen Talks About the Misuse of the Word "Chef"

    Jan 'The Man' JorgensenHis resume is different than that of most of Miami's chefs. Jan Jorgensen has worked at top restaurants in Zurich, in Greenland, at the well-regarded Fakkelgaarden in his native Copenhagen, and under chef Jeremiah Tower at California's landmark Stars. Upon arriving in Miami du ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Claire Robinson Describes Cooking on a French Barge and Chopped All-Stars, Her Next Project

    ​Claire Robinson,the vivacious and spirited host of Food Network's 5 Ingredient Fix, combines her love for cooking and education to bring you infotainment at it's best. This Florida native started her career behind the camera but quickly found her groove after attending NYC's The French Culinary I ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Lee Schrager Lying About Origin of South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Claims Ex-Boss

    Michael E. MillerChris Perks shows off wine bottles signed by some of the nation's top chefs and vintners back in 1990.​Starting this Thursday, 50,000 foodies will sniff, gargle, and chomp their way from one giant white tent to another for the 10th anniversary of the Food Network's South Beach Win ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    SoBe Wine & Food Festival: A Simple Person's Attempt at Navigation

    ​The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a great big beast that seems designed for the press, the wealthy, and the social geniuses of the world, right? Even the name is long. The website appears so complicated with its many tabs. How does a normal human come up against this Goliath ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    LA Sweets, 2 Girls and Sugar Mama: Valentine's Cupcake Specials

    These belong to Martha Stewart but the idea remains the same. ​There is something about cupcakes that instantly infuses joy. They unearth childhood nostalgia. They are cute bundles of sweetness. They are like small personal gifts just waiting to be unwrapped. Cupcakes are also the perfect sweet tr ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    February 25, 2010
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    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Food And Wine 2009 - Chef De Cuisine Jason Smith Talks Table 8

    Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me Chef ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Musings: South Beach Wine & Food, Midtown and Root Beer

    In light of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I propose a law requiring that no posted photo of any Food Network personality ever exceed the size of a postage stamp. Our fine dining establishments are much improved in terms of the quality of cuisine served, but they've still got a w ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Jamaica Kitchen On Food Network

    In  "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" a Food Network original series, host Guy Fieri rides around  looking for  real-reality through specialty joints. In this episode he visits Jamaica Kitchen, an authentic Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican establishment serving up pure fire. In 2007 the plac ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    2009: Food Network Says the Year is Greener

    I Predict:You will recycle many BaggiesThis time of year we're all clairvoyant: Everybody is summing up the past and predicting the foodie future, including moi (look for my column next Wednesday here). My inbox is full of this kind of hocus pocus and mumbo jumbo, most recently the Food Network's ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality

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