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Category Archives: Books

James Beard Foundation announces semi-finalists for 2014 awards!

On February 19th The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year. The announcement took place in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City on May 2 and 5. The JBF will […]

Joe Bastianich dinner at Tarry Lodge

Join renowned restaurateur, wine maker, and judge on FOX’s reality TV hit MasterChef , our own Joe Bastianich for a dinner of expertly prepared autumn dishes and wine from his own, award-winning wineries. Joe will be on hand to talk about the process of making great wine, cooking great food, and enjoying them together. Copies […]

Event: NY Food Book Fair!

The Food Book Fair is the first ever event bringing together food publications from around the world alongside a dynamic set of events celebrating food writing, reading, and activism. This event will feature well known food-related authors, chefs, artists, publishers, designers and editors. When: May 4 – 6, 2012 Where: Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Avenue at North 11th Street […]

Meatless Mondays…

Paul McCartney’s daughters Mary and Stella have come together to craft a cookbook to inspire less meat consumption. They are not advocating not eating meat, just less of it. Here is the book jacket, book overview, and link to their website. The book includes recipe contributions from some big names in the entertainment industry. Cutting […]

Lidia Bastianich in Purchase, NY

Lidia Bastianich is touring America showcasing recipes from her new cookbook, Lidia’s Italy in America.   The Spotlight shifts from Italy to the United States, where she brings readers on a roadtrip into the heart of Italian American Cooking.  Join Lidia for a LIVE cooking demonstration, Q&A and book signing featuring recipes from this brand new cookbook. This […]

James Beard Award winners announced

Another fantastic evening celebrating the best of the best…. “Envelope please… And the winners are… Click here to download the complete list of winners!

Joseph Bastianich takes us on a wine tour

Joseph Bastianich, winemaker and restaurateur, is about to release his newest book, Grandi Vini, which features eighty-nine of the world’s best Italian wines. The book’s cover refers to itself as, “An opinionated tour of Italy’s 89 finest wines.” Via this book, he educates us by taking us through the vineyards, and introducing the winemakers behind […]

Books: Hudson Valley Mediterranean

The Hudson Valley also has been coined “The Napa Valley of the East”.  Laura Pensiero, chef/restaurateur of Rhinebeck’s acclaimed Gigi Trattoria has penned this wonderful cookbook.  The message promotes what we’ve been hearing all along: “Eat local, eat seasonal.”  Worth every cent. I highly recommend it. Support your local farmers’ markets and follow Laura’s lead. […]