Archive for the ‘Culinary’ Category

Double Winner at Pastry Live Competition

Chef Justin Fry, of Norman Love Confections, is the winner of the fourth annual Chocolatier of the Year competition at Pastry Live 2014 in Atlanta.

Sixteen international and national chocolate artisans competed for the honor by crafting a molded chocolate as well as a specialty enrobed chocolate. The chocolates were judged on taste, creativity and workmanship.

Fry’s chocolates earned him high marks for the creative flavors and high-quality craftsmanship. His Lemon Hazelnut chocolate,…

Meals the Hawaiian Way

The longer, sunny days of summer offer the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family for flavorful meals from the grill. To host a get-together the Hawaiian way – where all of your friends, family and neighbors feel special – focus on a few well-chosen elements to make even the most spontaneous gathering seem like a carefully orchestrated event.

Start with the buns

The most experienced grill chefs know selecting the right bun is just as important as what goes inside….

Magical Dining Month

More than 75 restaurants are serving up savings this September during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Returning in its ninth year with the greatest number of restaurants in the program’s history, this year’s event will include more dates than ever before thanks to the addition of a special preview week starting Aug. 25.

Following three-course dinners for $33 at some of Orlando’s most renowned restaurants, savvy diners can turn an evening out into an overnight stay-vacation with one of s…

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day!

A glorious holiday, to celebrate and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Harry & David, is the exclusive online retailer of The Cheesecake Factory® and offers a great selection of delicious cheesecakes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a traditional flavor or something a little more daring, Harry & David and The Cheesecake Factory® have you covered.


In honor of National Cheesecake Day, Harry & David is excited to introduce three new flavors to the already robust online offering fro…

Cool Things Down For National Ice Cream Day

Is it Sundae yet? With National Ice Cream Month approaching in July and National Ice Cream Day on July 20, The Fresh Market has everything shoppers need to celebrate! As the summer heats up, the specialty grocer is churning out choices to stay cool. Food lovers with a sweet tooth can rejoice at the festive return of private label all-natural apple pie ice cream and mango sorbet. New private label tastes include fruit cream bars and sea salt caramel gelato along with plenty of summer essentia…

Is Your State Committed to Local Foods?

Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, respectively, claimed the top three spots in the 2014 Locavore Index, a ranking of each state’s (and the District of Columbia’s) commitment to promoting and providing locally grown foods.

At the bottom of the heap are Arizona, Nevada and Texas, with the Lone Star State dead last despite the fact that it’s the nation’s No. 1 cattle producer and No. 3 for crops receipts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“There are many good reasons …

Reduce Food Waste in the Home

Food waste is a major global issue that affects the environment, economy and food security. According to a 2012 report by the National Resources Defense Council, American families throw out 25 percent of the food they buy. That’s roughly the equivalent of $1,500 wasted each year.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who participated in Food Network’s “The Big Waste” special and serves as a judge on “Chopped,” is encouraging food enthusiasts to love food more and waste it less, one day at …

Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Hong Kong

Gordon Ramsay will be taking his London restaurants to Asia with the announcement that Bread Street Kitchen will be opening in central Hong Kong in September followed by further restaurants in the area and across the region later in the year and in 2015.

Operating as a consultancy and licensing arrangement, the Gordon Ramsay Group will be partnering with Dining Concepts in Hong Kong who specialise in the development of high quality experiences throughout the region.

Opening in Septembe…

Shape Up, Get Fit and Have Fun This Summer

In a perfect world, everyone would eat healthfully, exercise regularly and find time for a little bit of fun every day. The reality is, busy schedules, family time and social activities make it challenging to stay on track. Here are a few easy ways to add more health and balance to your daily routine.


Eat Well.

Grow your own:  It’s easy to eat more vegetables when you have a garden full of fresh produce growing outside your door. Planting a small garden in a raised bed or large pot…

Helpful Kitchen Tips

So much of life happens in the kitchen – from hurried morning breakfasts to after school snacks with the kids – it’s likely to be the most traveled room of the home.


Unfortunately, all this activity in one room can cause many messes and much required upkeep. By following a few simple steps, you can keep this important space tidy, clean and smelling great.


Here are some simple tips to keep your kitchen clean and inviting:


Add Some Citrus.

Does your garbage dispos…