Sandra Lee

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    January 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Palatino Jamaican Restaurant: Homestyle Caribbean Fare in Wynwood

    During a recent visit to Palatino Jamaican Restaurant, my entrée took longer to make it to the table than it took Food Network's Sandra Lee, Anne Burrell, and Melissa D'Arabian to cook full meals onscreen. At this small Jamaican restaurant, there was more than an hour wait for lunch. During that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Irish Car Bomb Jell-O Shots for St. Patrick's Day: A Recipe (Photos)

    St. Paddy's Day is around the corner, and we're so over the same tired traditions that get trotted out every year. Green beer, corned beer and cabbage, shamrock shakes, yadda-yadda-yadda. Where's the originality? This year, think outside the boozy box and delight your alcoholic friends with these e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    We Made Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake (Pictures)

    Kwanzaa begins December 26 this year. This celebration of family, community, and culture was founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga, in 1966, as a celebration of world African heritage. Today, people around the world celebrate Kwanzaa with fruit, traditional Kente clothing, art, stories, and...Kwanzaa cake. ... 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

    December 16, 2011

    Sandra Lee's Ten Most Epic Holiday Fails

    Food NetworkSandra Lee and the Kwanzaa Cake. Epic fail for all seasons.​Sandra Lee: Satan's spawn or hapless purveyor of crap television? We're not sure. On the one hand, this drunken Barbie could very well be the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it, with her semi-homemade recipes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover: Tony Turns Tepid Travel Guide

    ​Anthony Bourdain has been known to take pot shots of his fellow Travel Channel alum, Samantha Brown, and cheery people in general. The Tony I've come to be obsessed with snarks on the nicey-nice worlds of Rachael Ray, Sandra Lee, and Paula Deen. Bourdain, you see, comes from a world with a slight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef Texas Recap: Motherf**king Snakes and a Quinceañera

    Photo by Virginia Sherwood/BravoUnfortunately, Padma wasn't the quinceañera.​The dust of more than a dozen would-be cheftestants hauling it back to where they came from has finally cleared, and now it's time to really start the new season of Top Chef: Texas. The show promises to move around the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    "When Tony Gets Hungry, Things Die." Anthony Bourdain's Ten Best Quotes

    Will Bourdain feature Club Deuce on his new show?​Anthony Bourdain is debuting his second Travel Channel show this fall. Titled 24-Hour Layover, it will focus on what happens between trips to Greenland and Vietnam and Cuba.In other words, what does Tony do closer to home? The show will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain Talks Medium Raw, Illegal Ortolan, and Evil Cake Maker Sandra Lee

    Melanie Dunea​If you know Anthony Bourdain from No Reservations and nothing else, perhaps you're under the impression he's just some cuddly middle-aged curmudgeon. Newsflash: You're wrong. Sure, he can be a friendly, engaging, and gracious dude. But for a full, uncensored view of Bourdain's too-ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Fresh Pasta a la Mexicana at Laurenzo's Italian Specialty

    Photo by Christina Staalstrom​Norma Vargas-Matus is not exactly what you would expect from a pasta maker. She's a "Mexicana" from the beautiful town of Acapulco who grew up working at her family's bakery located in the hip Condesa district of Mexico City.  Today, this latin lovely finds herse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Cooking Channel: The First 24 Hours

    Laura Calder: Because every food channel needs its own Rachael Ray.​Yesterday, if you skipped on the memorializing of our nation's veterans through grilling various meats, you might have parked yourself in front of your TV to catch the premiere of the Cooking Channel. The network replaced Fine Liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cooking Channel is the Food Network Minus the Annoying TV Hosts

    ​You've seen it, the commercial on Comcast or DirecTV announcing the launch of the Cooking Channel May 31. First thought that probably ran through your head is we already have a cooking channel called Food Network. Don't worry then, this channel doesn't seem like its going to cater to you.In f ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 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

    October 21, 2009

    South Beach Wine & Food Fest Preview

    ​Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 26, 2009. The Festival is scheduled for February 25 to 28, and unlike past years there will not be a second block of tickets sold in early 2010. So Monday is, like, the day to buy. A comp ... More >>