Lidia Bastianich

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Anthony Bourdain World Market: Authentic or Epcot?

    Meet Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author, television host, comic book writer, publisher, professional Twitterer, and now food court mogul. Oh, yes, kiddies. Page Six of the New York Post has shared the exclusive scoop that Bourdain is planning on opening a food court spotlighting all the street food he' ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's NYC Layover: Short Order Style

    All photos by Laine DossNew York Hot Dog cart with Chrysler Building​In last week's episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain showed us what to do in New York City with only 24 hours in the Big Apple (read our recap here). We wanted to do something similar, but with a twist.We landed in New York ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Delano Closing Blue Door Fish and the Florida Room

    Photo by Michael McElroyBye-bye, Blue Door Fish.​The Delano isn't keeping its food and beverage relaunch on the down-low, despite the fact its signature eatery got an overhaul barely a year ago. They'll close Blue Door Fish -- yes, the very place that won our Best Seafood on the Beach award t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Top Three Celebrity Food Products

    Food, chef, and celebrity all in one tomato sauce.​Celebrity food products are all over the shelves of supermarkets these days. Some bear labels with Hollywood names such as Paul Newman and Paul Sorvino; others derive from TV chefs like Lidia Bastianich, Emeril Lagasse, and Giada de Laurentiis. Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Tracy Kontos, of MasterChef Season Two, Talks Gordon Ramsay and Her Best Dish

    via FacebookMasterChef season two contestant Tracy Kontos​MasterChef season two contestant Tracy Kontos, of Coral Springs, took time out of her busy cooking schedule -- and fending off Gordon Ramsay -- to talk with Short Order about her experience on the Fox reality cooking show. One of six contes ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 18, 2010
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    February 15, 2010

    Top 10 Hypothetical South Beach Wine & Food Fest Media Disasters / CC BY 2.0Ze paparazzi will be out in force.​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is almost here, and that means an orgiastic horde of mostly out-of-town drunks on the shores of Miami Beach concerned with nothing but food, drink, sex, celebrity, their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    How Does Cork Tenderize Octopus?

    The long answer:An acquaintance of mine recently raved about a Mediterranean-style octopus dish she had at Talula. It was called "cork-braised" octopus, so her natural question to me, Mr. Restaurant Reviewer, was what effect the cork had. I answered confidently and forthrightly, as reviewers are sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Event: Cooking with Les Dames d'Escoffier

    There's nothing like a dame, particularly if the dame cooks good. And no dame cooks as good as Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international group devoted to supporting and mentoring women in the culinary professions. The new cookbook Les Dames have just published was almost enough to make me get off my l ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    Comforting Chinese That's Authentically American

    When one is in the mood for chop suey, tsap seui will not do

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Mama Mia, That's Cheap Italian!

    Haute north Italian cuisine? Fuhgeddaboutit, go for spaghetti and meatballs!