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Park and Palate: chefs from Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio tempt you with Texas’ best tastes.

Instead of spending up to four hours traveling on a  culinary exploration of Texas, you can enjoy gourmet offerings prepared by 3 of the top chefs from each of Teas’s best culinary destinations: Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.… (more)
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Is Haute Worth the Hype?

The Monnaie de Paris is what it sounds like — the Paris Mint. These days, the manufacture of Euros and circulating coins takes place off site, but the iconic building will soon host exhibitions including artisan workshops revealing the secrets… (more)
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Dining at Dagwoods

A new restaurant/bar concept that recently opened in Fort Worth should prove extremely popular with anyone who loves giant, delicious sandwiches and craft beer. If that sounds like someone you know, better write down the address for the new Dagwoods… (more)
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More on Milwaukee

It’s easy to see why they call Milwaukee a festival city, since there always seem to be at least one and sometimes three or four festivals going on there. In just two days in July, I attended North America’s largest… (more)
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Enjoying a Retro Trip to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is a small village of less than 1,000 people, but don’t be fooled by the size. This town proves the maxim that good things come in small packages.  Taking a deep breath in Elkhart Lake recently,… (more)

Fine Food and Fashion Converge at Design and Dine

Everything I love all in one place. “Design & Dine” will combine couture with cuisine in delicious fashion Thursday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Classic BMW in PlanoStyles will be showcased by five designers selected by… (more)
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Chapman and the Los Cabos Culinary Scene

At age 20, most adolescents would be just getting into the workforce, but not for Canadian Chef, Tadd Chapman. Armed with a fiery entrepreneurial spirit, a culinary education and some restaurant experience, Chapman boldly ventured into the resort city of… (more)
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Pairings Dallas: Wonderful Wine and Fantastic Food

Recently, a hot new neighborhood in Dallas was a wonderland of food and drink. It was an evening designed to tantalize taste buds and introduce people to the new restaurants located in the Trinity Groves development. The exicing new culinary… (more)
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Muy Rico at Mercado

The modest facade doesn’t prepare you for the wonders of Mercado. We started with the cream of lobster, Tuesday’s soup of the day.  Not what you would expect from an upscale Mexican restaurant. Chef Jose Acevedo  was raised… (more)
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Vegetarian Fine Dining in Quebec City

The concepts “vegetarian” and “fine dining” are not exactly synonymous. So I joined a three-night group visit to Quebec City with a certain amount of trepidation. I’ve been vegetarian since childhood and nowadays I’m pretty much vegan, though I try… (more)
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Spotlight on Local and Fresh on Amelia Island

Every year, Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf leads a group of chefs to visit farmers, growers and seafood purveyors for a better understanding of their capabilities and how they work. “Our goal is to partner and support our growers so we… (more)
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The 24th Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

New Zealand, a country synonymous with award-winning wines and renowned lamb, has also developed a discerning palate for wild grown, authentic “bush food”.  Experience this cuisine at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, an iconic gourmet extravaganza showcasing novel “bush tucker”… (more)
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Celebrate Food and Wine, Kapalua Style

Oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life will once again reconvene on the beautiful western shores of Maui in celebration of the 32nd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.  Along with veteran restaurateur, Homegrown Host Master Sommelier… (more)
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Love and Prix Fixe on Valentine’s Day

Although the ideal romantic Valentine’s Day meal often conjures up images of lavish tasting menus, enchanting small plates, and prix fixe menus,  surprising insights into how diners want to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year are revealed… (more)
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Sweet Tooth Meet Tout Sweet

You can have your cake and eat it too at Tout Sweet Patisserie.  You can also have your wine and drink that, too, with dessert!   Desserts Paired with Wine and Beer Yigit Pura, chef and owner… (more)
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Put a Little French in Your Friday Nights

Have you ever wanted to travel to Europe? Do you wish you were in France right now eating a crepe or drinking some delicious French champagne? If you enjoy almost there adventures and a real hands… (more)
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Too Many Cooks Make the Broth Better!

Give your Valentine the gustatory gift of love this year: a ‘Supper Club’ Valentine’s weekend at Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico showcases the culinary brilliance of three of Mexico’s top chefs. Hotel Matilda is setting the table… (more)
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Valentine gifts for Foodies and Cooks

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has come a long way from the flowers & chocolate routine—especially for foodies. In that vein, I wanted to share some great gift ideas that will delight any sweetheart that loves to eat or cook. · No-burn… (more)
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What chefs do with leftover turkey

Talk about the most sustainable meal of the year. What chef does not use the Thanksgiving bird from beak to tail feather? With all the gravy juices swirling around in sauce pan, chefs get their creative power fired up for… (more)
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Peruvian cuisine festival in Los Cabos

Award-winning Chef & Peruvian Cuisine Pioneer Jose Montes Will Lead the Epicurean Extravaganza Peruvian cuisine, recognized around the world for providing some of South America’s most exciting ethnic flavors, takes center stage beginning Monday, November 26, during a six-day… (more)
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Sushi Goes Global

Assorted Sushi Japan is the first country that comes to mind when one hears the word ‘sushi’– a gastronomic specialty that has surged in popularity over the last two decade.  Sushi has developed to be a vogue cuisine for… (more)
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Mexico’s ‘Julia Child’

Lessons from the Markets to Best Selling Cookbook and more…  At the MexicoFest 2009 organized by the Mexican Consulate, Vancouver — internationally renowned Mexican Celebrity Chef Susanna Palazuelos partnered with Damien Callaghan Executive Chef of Marriott Pinnacle Hotel to… (more)