Thursday, January 21, 2010


Back again for the 4th Annual Vegas Uncork'd.   Here's the promo:

Vegas Uncork’d Presented byBon Appétit, one of the fastest-growing epicurean events in the United States, will be held May 6-9 in Las Vegas, coinciding with this year’s Mother’s Day weekend. The four-day fête features new events, new chefs and a diverse and richly enhanced program with the ultimate who’s who in the food world, celebrating the status of Las Vegas as an international gastronomic destination.

In 2009, Vegas Uncork’d Presented by 
Bon Appétit experienced record attendance across the board—featuring an increase in participating chefs, new business partners and sponsors, and a 17 percent spike in ticket sales year over year. Building on that momentum, this year will feature more than 30 events blending the worlds of food, gaming and entertainment in the distinct way that makes Las Vegas so memorable.

The playground for Vegas Uncork’d Presented by 
Bon Appétit is destination wide and features this year’s anchor partner resorts, each of which offers an enviable roster of on-site restaurants and in-house chefs: Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Wynn | Encore. Joining the lineup for the first time this year as an associate partner is The Venetian | The Palazzo. The event’s charitable partner is the Three Square Food Bank, which is dedicated to providing wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.

  That's me (center) in the Red Jacket next to Chef Joel Robuchon at Celeb Blackjack Event

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Food Safety News Website

Berry Salad,  Ryan Beck Photography

Greetings and Happy 2010!    I thought I'd start off the new year with my favorite website, Food Safety News.  When I worked at Lawry's Foods in the mid 70's as their international research & development person, I learned all about food manufacturing and compliance, quality control and assurance.

Food safety back then was assumed and a given when we bought a convenience product off the shelf at our local supermarket.   We trusted our suppliers of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, & poultry.    We never questioned restaurant kitchen cleanliness, food handler's hygiene, let alone what happens behind the scenes in fast food joints!    Except..... when we got sick from a food-borne pathogen.  

Anyway, this site is really good in alerting & informing us about food illness outbreaks, recalls, cooking temperatures and cross contamination guidelines.  I love the Obama Foodorama & food politics topics.
An intelligent, daily updated food website to check out.    Information = power.     Eat clean food, whole food, nature made food = a Happy & HEALTHY New Year!