Let's face it, Super Bowl Sunday isn't about touchdowns, halftime shows or hot cheerleaders. Second only to Thanksgiving in the quantity of food consumed by Americans, it's a foodie holiday more than anything else. And for this particular caloric onslaught, beer is the beverage of choice. But don't ... More >>
Step off the elevator and onto the third floor at the Miami Culinary Institute's main building downtown, and you come across an impressive facility. About 50 seats surround a stage kitchen where some of the city's finest culinary practitioners and educators lecture on the art and science of fine din ... More >>
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It is 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and world-renowned chef Norman Van Aken is in his office at the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) with the third issue of critically-acclaimed Lucky Peach magazine, a "quarterly journal of food and writing." Inside the pages of the mag, created by Chef David Chang, an interest ... More >>
In the last few days, Short Order has published several posts excoriating Miami Dade College's new Tuyo restaurant for not hiring college students. I stand behind those articles.I want to make clear, though, the place is just getting started. We will review it after it's a little more established ... More >>
I'll never forget the dread of marching from kitchen to dining room towards the table I was serving with a bottle of French wine in hand. It was at the Culinary Institute of America's fine French restaurant -- the first time I had ever waited on a table, and the second time I was taking this part ... More >>
The Miami Culinary Institute cultivates culinary talent but doesn't put it to good use, at least not at its new, high-end restaurant, Tuyo, which opened a few days ago on its top floor. With 40 students inducted last spring into Miami Dade College's newest addition and 90 more this fall, director ... More >>
Courtesy Gabriele Marewski Miami Dade College's Miami Culinary Institute will soon welcome some new buds into its kitchen. On July 14, the MCI will host the grand opening of its organic garden, where every plant will provide edible fruits, berries, herbs, or even flowers. These crops ... More >>
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Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.
"You've reached Fidel Castro's voice mail. Please press 1 to leave a message, or 2 to hear his opinion about this new telephone service."