May 22.2015 – Celeb chef buzz, part 2 of 2

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 Awesome chef Charlie Palmer has published another great cookbook, this one called “Charlie Palmer’s American Fare “with over 100 everyday recipes from my kitchen to yours. Watch for a Palmer event celebrating the release of the book possibly coming to a ‘hood near you. “Charlie Palmer’s American Fare”

 Giada is in a seafood mood as she prepares for a trip to the Amalfi Coast which she calls a great place to feast on the bounty of  sea. And that has inspired a recipe she’s shared for Neapolitan Calamari and Shrimp Salad.  Recipe 

 Just {not} like mom used to make {and happily still does}. Lidia Bastianich is known for her winning ways with pasta, often with rich sauces {not that there’s anything wrong with that}. But those who like to dine on the lighter side might want to take a look at the cookbook created by son Joseph and daughter Tanya that  specializes in pastas that brings flavor into the equation with more healthful ingredients. “Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food”

 Now see Deen on all your devices. Paula Deen has teamed up with Roku to provide instant access to the chef’s cooking and lifestyle shows via TV, computer, phone and tablet. “Paula and her sons,  Jamie and Bobby, will cook up their delicious southern recipes and help you with hints and tips that make meal planning simple, affordable and easy.”  Read all about it

 Here’s another interesting cookbook, this one called Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook.” Lots of familiar names in the list of contributors, including Paula Wolfert, Richard Olney, April Bloomfield, Marion Cunningham, Tom Colicchio, Marcella Hazan, Michael Ruhlman, Michel Richard, Dan Barber, Alton Brown, Nobu Matsuhisa, Alice Waters, Nancy Silverton and from such restaurants as Union Square Cafe, Le Bernardin, Momofuku, and Rao’s, even one from Valrhona. “Food52 Genius Recipes”

 Sunny & Spam in the spotlight. Everything old is new again as chefs take a fresh look at Spam and decide it can be a pretty cool ingredient. To add some momentum, Hormel is taking the pink meat in a can on tour along with culinar help from Sunny Anderson who created a Coconut SPAM® Spears with Spicy Pineapple Chutney dish which will be a mainstay on the menu throughout the tour. The Spamerican Tour!

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May 21.2015 – Celeb chef buzz, Part 1 of 2

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May 19.2015 – Harvest Salad, and here an award, there an award

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If you like crunchies, this is the salad for you. Chef Paul Virant of two Chicago area restaurants, Vie in Western Springs and Perennial Virant in Lincoln Park, assembles a sprightly mix of colors, textures and flavors and then ups the ante with kicked-up pickled veggies.

Virant’s snuggled-up-to-nature cuisine has earned top honors from theProduct Details Tribune, Gayot, Michelin, Beard and Food & Wine magazine, as well as a competition slot on Iron Chef. Meanwhile his chef de cuisine Dan Compton recently snagged an award for The Most Creative Use of Bacon served at Saturday’s dinner for his Bacon Slim Jim & Potato Bacon Soup at last month’s BaconFest Chicago.

This recipe from Virant’s Vie restaurant comes from “Chicago’s Chef Table” by Chicago author and chef Amelia Levin. Sure to be a foodie fave, the book showcases the city’s top chefs with bios, restaurant profiles, and recipes.

Serves 4

2 T grapeseed oil  1 c trimmed, cored, quartered brussels sprouts  2 c pickled beans ♦ medium hakuri turnip {or salad turnip}, trimmed, thinly sliced  medium Honey Crisp apple, sliced  small red onion, thinly sliced  1 c flat leaf parsley leaves  1/4 c extra virgin olive oil  kosher salt & pepper, to taste  rustic croutons & freshly grated pecorino Romano cheese {optional garnish}

Heat the oil over med-hi heat in a large saute pan. Add brussels sprouts and cook until caramelized and tender, about 5 min. Transfer to a medium bowl and cool.

Add the pickled beans, turnip, apple, onion and parsley to the brussels sprouts. Whisk together olive oil, reduced bean liquid {see pickled veg recipe}, salt & pepper. Add dressing to bowl, toss to coat. Divide salad among four plates. Garnish with croutons & cheese if desired.

Quick pickled summer beans

1 lb summer beans {green beans and/or yellow wax beans}, trimmed and washed  1 c water  2 c champagne vinegar  2 t sugar  1 t kosher salt  1 t crushed red pepper flakes  3 sprigs fresh dill  1 t dill seed  1 tblack peppercorns  3 cloves garlic, peeled.

Blanch the beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1 min; drain. Place beans in a container large enough to hold brine. Combine remaining nine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour brine over beans. The liquid should cover the beans {to help cover, place a large resealable plastic bag filled with water on top}. Cool completely and refrigerate. Beans are ready immediately, but could be prepared up to a week in advance.

Strain the beans, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Bring it to a boil and reduce by half. Set aside {see salad recipe}.

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May 15.2013 – El Bulli artful insights come to Kansas City

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Here’s a rare opportunity to look inside the mind of the chef whose name is probably better known than any other throughout the culinary world. That would be Ferran Adria, for two decades at the helm of the world renowned El Bulli in Spain.

Now the drawings that were the starting points for the one-of-a-kind cookery that he and brother Albert created are on display in the “Notes on Creativity” exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. “Through sketches, models and diagrams,” the museum says, the presentation “charts the origins of Adrià’s intellectual and philosophical ideas about gastronomy that have forever changed how we understand food.”

As well the library has compiled a list of foodie books and online resources about Adrià, titles about the history of food and gastronomy, plus books that discuss the history of food in society, and titles that discuss food depicted in art. In addition there are a few titles about the creative process.,

Find chef Adria’s exhibit in Galleries L14-L15. See it through Aug 2.

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And here’s a fine opportunity to sample the cuisine of a number of top-rated chefs and restaurants – it’s the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair 2015 at the pools of Palazzo on the Strip. Among the dozens of participants, B&B Ristorante {Batali & Bastianich}, Delmonico’s Steakhouse {Lagasse, also his Stadium & Table 10}, Bouchon {Keller}, Carlo’s Bakery {Valastro}, Bazaar Meat {Andrés, also his Jaleo}, and DB Brasserie {Boulud}. Details at the link below.

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May 14.2015 – Wow, a diet program with a true foodie vibe

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Just imagine a diet plan crafted by Cooking Light magazine, under the auspices of Food and Wine magazine. No need to imagine because those boffo creds are the prime movers behind a new program.Cooking Light dish

The Cooking Light Diet, they tell us, means “Delicious no-frills meals, custom-selected for your specific calorie goal, delivered to your inbox weekly.” Even better it’s based on what you like to eat for all three squares plus snacks.

The current special offer is $2.50 per week. Read more about it including user comments on the site. Btw, judging by the picture, sure doesn’t seem deprivation is a factor here.

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May 12.2015 – Hillbilly Black Walnut Fudge recipe from Sean Brock’s grandmother

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The new cookbook “Heritage” by Sean Brock delivers page after page of the culmination of the famed chef’s culinary experiences in his adoptive homes of Charleston and Nashville and perhaps most of all in his native SouthwestProduct Details Virginia where “You learn to appreciate food on a different level. You see  firsthand the work that goes into getting food onto the dinner table. You watch your family handle food with care and respect. It’s in my blood; it’s part of my DNA . . . That mentality influences everything I cook today.”

Brock is the motive force at Charleston restaurants McCrady’s and Husk, and also at a sibling of the latter in Nashville. This recipe from the cookbook comes from his grandmother who was a great influence on his cooking life.

Makes 88 1-inch pieces

1 lb Velveeta cheese, cut into  1/2″ slices  1 lb unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ slices  4 1-lb boxes confectioners sugar  1 c unsweetened cocoa powder  1 c chopped black walnuts  1 t vanilla {see Notes}

Treat a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray. Melt the cheese and butter in a double boiler over low heat, keeping the water at a simmer. Stir until melted and blended, about 8 min. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Whisk the sugar and cocoa in a large bowl into no lumps remain. Stir in the nuts.

Add the sugar mixture to the cheese mixture, then the vanilla, and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared pan, tap on counter to remove any air bubbles, then smooth with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, leaving uncovered until the fudge is completely cold.

Notes . . . Grandma uses Bourbon Barrel Foods Aged Vanilla Extract . . . she suggests serving this fudge at room temp . . . and says tightly covered it will keep up to a week in the fridge or tightly wrapped up to 3 mos in the freezer

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May 8.2015 – Awesome new cookbook by Sean Brock

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The heart and soul of the new cookbook “Heritage” by Sean Brock is showcased in detail in the renowned chef’s “manifesto,” but it’s all beautifully encapsulated in the first two paragraphs of his intro . . .

“People in Southwest Virginia have a very distinct way of living. Most of them live off the land. If you don’t have a kitchen garden, you’re considered lazy. And if you don’t have a freezer full of venison or catfish you caught yourself, you’re not upholding the traditions passed down from your dad and grandpa.

“If you grow up like I did, you learn to appreciate food on a different level. You see firsthand the work that goes into food onto the dinner table. You watch your family handle food with care and respect. It’s in my blood; it’s part of my DNA . . .  That mentality influences everything I cook today.”

Brock is the motive force at Charleston restaurants McCrady’s and Husk, and also at a sibling of the latter in Nashville. Tune in Tuesday for a special recipe from his new cookbook.

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May 7.2015 – Party size shrimp & wild rice recipe from Paula Deen

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This easy prep earned 5 stars from reviewers on Paula’s site. And while the original prep with shrimp is an elegant dish, you can certainly also make it without the shrimp for a still so delectable entree or ever so tasty side dish.

Serve 6-8

1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup  1/2 onion, chopped  1/2 green bell pepper chopped  2 tablespoon butter  1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and divined  1 package wild rice  2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese  Salt and pepper

Cook the rice according to package directions minus 1/4 cup water. Let cool.

Bring 2 cups water and 1/2 tablespoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan and Shrimp and Wild Rice Casserolecook the shrimp for 1 min. Drain immediately and set aside. Heat the butter in a saucepan and saute the pepper and onion until soft, about 5 min.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the rice, soup, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, shrimp and vegetables.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Spray a 9 inch square aluminum cake pan or an 11 by 7 inch glass casserole dish with vegetable spray.  Place the mixture in the pan and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes . . . this is really, really good . . . btw, I used frozen cooked shrimp, thawed in cold water, and worked just fine . . . add a lightly dressed green salad for an oh so satisfying dinner.

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May 5.2015 – A yummer for Cinco de Mayo from Paula Deen

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Yes, I know. Today is already the day. But this recipe throws together in a flash and its ingredients may already be in your pantry & fridge.

In the interest of full disclosure, chef Paula actually categorizes this as a gameday recipe. But sure looks Cinco to me.

Crockpot Cheese Dip

10 servings

3 8 oz cream cheese, room temp, cubed ♦ 2 (15 oz) cans meat chili, good quality ♦ 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained ♦ 2 c sharp pepper Jack cheese, shredded ♦ 2 t chili powder ♦ peanut oil, for frying ♦ 10 5-inch corn tortillas, cut into 6 triangles each ♦ salt to taste

Add the cream cheese, chili, tomatoes and chilies, chili powder and pepper Jack cheese to a slow cooker set on low heat. Cover with lid and cook for 1 hour, or until cheese is melted and gooey.

Note . . . Paula serves this with corn chips which of course she makes herself . . . you can surely use store-bought ones, but if you want to make them like she does, preheat fryer to 350° and fry tortilla triangles until crispy and golden, about 1 to 2 min, then remove from oil and sprinkle with salt. 

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April 17.2015 – How foodies can get the most out of CCC

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As we move into our spring hiatus, thought I’d leave you with some helpful hints on how to benefit from the various tasty components that make up “Celebrity Chef Connection.” And note that most of these perks remain available on the site throughout the hiatus.

Taking it, as the saying goes, from the top . . .

 Pages - Here’s where you can access our About blurb with background information and a contact link, the Home link, our privacy policy, the Dieter’s Resource Page with a whole array of shopping options for those trying to “undo table time,” our Store Directory, and Chef Links which show contact information including on social media, restaurant listings, newsletter sign-ups if offered, and more for celeb chefs across the country.

 Stores - all of these are listed right under my book credits, and all are linked to Amazon. You see an overview of the stores in the afore-mentioned Store Directory. Usually the Amazon prices are better than retail and if I find a really special offer it will be highlighted in this next section.

 Deal Connections - with each post, Tue/Thu/Fri, I try to find deals I can display here that would be of interest to foodies, some Amazon and some directly linked to a celeb chef’ or manufacturer’s site. I do have a few things to run on ebay that will also show here now and then but for the most part leaving those now till pre-holiday.

 Left panel links - a wealth of goodies here such as Amazon gift resources, a grilling guide, and a fabulous recipe newsletter.  You’ll also find a link to recipes and the archives here.

 The posts - Tuesday, almost always a recipe, from a celeb chef, a new or fave cookbook, the CCC kitchen, or another curated source – and all pretty much quick, easy, delectable, home-cook friendly. Thursday, usually celeb chef news, e.g., TV show, new book, new restaurant, special award, food & wine fests,  sometimes a roundup. Friday, more chef news or sometimes new celeb chef cookbook or other item of foodie interest.

Something new after the hiatus. Rather than post ebook deals on just the first Friday of the month, from now on we’ll sprinkle them throughout the month on various days, appearing in the Deal Connections section.

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