May 23, 2013 |
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Copenhagen, Denmark, China and Singapore, one of the world's best-known street food cities. In addition to offering unusual cuisines, ongoing events will include masterclass cooking demonstrations, an awards ceremony, discussions on street food opportunities, live music and other entertainment.
August 22, 2011 |
Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 95th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday, with special hikes and presentations. Info: (928) 638-7641, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . . . . $50,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival chef competition Nov. 19. Click here for tix info . . . . Primm Valley Casino Resorts has completed an $8.5-million upgrade to its casino, rooms and spa that began last fall . . . . If the Travel section's recent piece on Cape May , N.J., caught your interest, check out a series of fall events, including food and wine fests, a Victorian weekend and Halloween happenings.
February 5, 2011
This app (and a website) is for foodies who aren't content with just reading restaurant reviews. It gives them a sneak peek at the dishes. Name: Foodspotting Available for : iPhone; Android in beta What it does : Uses photos of plates of food served to customers to help users discover amazing dishes from establishments of all sizes and locales. Cost: Free What's hot: There are many ways to use this app. Don't miss the "Guides" section if you want good meals before you set off on a trip.
October 18, 2000
1. "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something special. 1/34 2. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.95). Life in the culinary trenches. 2/21 3. "1,000 Jewish Recipes" by Faye Levy (IDG Books Worldwide, $35). Could this be the Jewish "Joy of Cooking"? 8/3 4. "The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook" (Clarkson Potter, $35). More than 1,000 recipes collected from the magazine. --/1 5.
October 17, 2012 |
KCET is writing the next chapter in its story: a merger with satellite network Link TV. Formerly the Los Angeles area's PBS flagship, KCET will merge with Link to form KCETLink, "a powerful new independent public transmedia company that acquires, produces and distributes provocative global programming targeted to a national audience across multiple media platforms," according to a news release. The new outlet will be available in 33 million U.S. homes through DirecTV and Dish Network, according to the companies.
February 7, 2014 |
"American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Frozen" and "20 Feet From Stardom" won the 64th American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards for best edited features of 2013 on Friday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom. Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten won in the comedy/musical category for "American Hustle," while Christopher Rouse won the dramatic feature prize for "Captain Phillips. " Jeff Draheim also won Friday for animated feature for "Frozen" and Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber and Jason Zeldes took the prize for documentary for "20 Feet From Stardom.
January 18, 2012 |
Are you ready for one more update on Paula Deen? The doyenne of Southern cooking announced this week she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is being compensated for being a spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, whose diabetes medication she takes. Deen appeared on ABC's "The Chew" on Wednesday to say that, in addition to shilling for the pharmaceutical company, she's also donating some of the money to the American Diabetes Assn. Whether this is in response to the negative press Deen has been getting for her association with Big Pharma isn't known, nor is the amount she's giving away.
June 10, 2012
Here's an app to help you find the often hole-in-the-wall foodie locations featured in Guy Fieri's TV show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. " Name: Diners, Drive-ins & Dives Finder by MapMuse Available for: Android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad What it does: Maps restaurants reviewed on the Food Network's TV show. Search a city, view the restaurants and get directions or more information from the restaurant's website. Cost: $2.99 What's hot: I tested the app on my Android smartphone and quickly started adding restaurants to the "My Places" feature that lets you save eateries you want to remember, mark as a favorite or add to your Bucket List.