Rick Bayless

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Best of Best of the Best

    Last evening's Best of the Best at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lived up to its name. Each year, 50 of America's most celebrated chefs (as opposed to "celebrity chefs") outdo each other in a game of "my dish is more spectacular than yours." Diners marvel at exquisite oysters, tiny lobster souffles, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Q Kicks Off the Festival With Meaty Dishes, Dishing Chefs, and a Flavor Tie

    Last evening, this year's edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with the first big party, the Q. On the surface, the Q seemed like the familiar event that put the festival on the map -- a fete filled with barbecue provided by some of the best chefs in the country, accompanied ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Why Do You Love Mexican Food, Hate Mexicans?

    One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go Will Bring Michelle Bernstein's Summer Favorites to BTTR

    ​Everyone's getting in on the food truck action. Even Macy's is taking the popularity of the mobile meal and using the talents of famous chefs to market to the good old U.S.A. Miami is the first stop on the national Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go food truck tour, which will be showcasing Macy's Culinary Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Bubbles, BBQ and Big Shots at BubbleQ

    All photos by Laine Doss BubbleQ's host, Bobby Flay​The BubbleQ is one of The South Beach Wine and Food Festival's premiere events. It's the one that people talk about - and who wouldn't? To be honest, any event that offers free-flowing Perrier-Jouet and meat cooked by celebrity chefs shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Diana Kennedy Presents the Gastronomy of Oaxaca at Books & Books on Wednesday

    Courtesy University of Texas Press​Diana Kennedy, cookbook author and leading authority on Mexican regional cooking, will present her latest work at Books & Books Coral Gables on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy may indeed seem never-ending -- it's a comprehensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Horchata Recipe From Authentic Mexican Cookbook

    Lee KleinHorchata: aerial view​Yesterday we praised the 1987 cookbook Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Rick Bayless and Deann Groen Bayless. At the end of the exciting column, we promised a recipe for horchata from its pages. It follows this preface about the beverag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

    ​"One of the greatest contributions to the Mexican table imaginable," reads the sticker on this cookbook cover. I purchased it for $24.95 when it first came out in 1987 (now it's $44.29 on Amazon and $32.50 via the author's website). There weren't many Mexican cookbooks available in the States bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    A Frontera Grill of Our Own? Talavera Channels the Corazon of Mexico in the Heart of Coral Gables

    Jackie SayetA sea-salty, tangy punch of solid libation: Here's looking at you, Classic Margarita.​Short of Rick Bayless opening up shop in Miami, Talavera enters the local restaurant scene to fill a much needed void, authentic Mexican cuisine.  In the capable hands of Mexican-born Executive C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Behind The Scenes For SoBe Food Fest Prep

    It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>