Friday, April 30, 2010

Chef Robuchon returns to Las Vegas!

I'll be dining at both L'Atelier and The Mansion (MGM Grand Hotel & Casino) with my friend and culinary mentor, Mr. Robuchon next week.   Mr. Robuchon & his team of extraordinary chefs represent the finest dining experience in the USA & for that matter, the world!   We are so lucky to have this innovative culinary genius in residence.  Bon Appetit Magazine sponsored Vegas Uncork'd events begin May 6-9, a delicious and educational culinary adventure not to be missed!   Look me up and say Bonjour...

Fingers are crossed that Robuchon's executive chef de cuisine, Claude La Tohic and executive pastry chef, Kamel Guichida will be awarded 2010 James Beard Foundation recognition.   We'll know results from New York next week.   Start chilling the champagne.......

Thursday, April 15, 2010

National Food Bloggers Bake Sale April 17

The first annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, part of the Great American Bake Sale, will be held on April 17. Organized by Gaby Dalkin of, food bloggers from across the country will unite to support the cause by holding bake sales in their states. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.

Funds raised through Great American Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America.  Nearly 17 million— almost one in four—children in America face hunger. Despite the good efforts of governments, private-sector institutions and everyday Americans, millions of our children still don’t have daily access to the nutritious meals they need to live active, healthy lives. More information on SOS can be found at

Listed below are the states and cities that are participating. 

Alaska – Laura from What’s for Dinner Mom
Fireside Books (720 Alaska Street. Palmer Alaska) 10:00am – 2:00pm

Arizona – Janet from La Due Crew
Scottsdale 5th and Wine (7051 E. 5th Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251) 11am – 3pm

Los Angeles
Gaby from Whats Gaby Cooking
Morel’s French Steakhouse and Bistro at The Grove (189 The Grove Dr) 10:30am – 1:30pm

San Francisco
Anita from Dessert First
Omnivore Books (3885a Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA 94131 ) 12pm – 3pm

Colorado – Kate from Treat
Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302) 10 am until we run out!

DC – Colleen from Foodie Tots
Historic Eastern Market (7th and C Streets, NE, Washington DC) 9am – 12pm

Florida – Natasha from That’s So Yummy and Renee from Flamingo Musings
Orlando Central Winds Park (1000 E Sr-434, Winter Springs, FL 32708)
Miami Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156) 9:30 till we run out!

Georgia – Tami from Running with Tweezers
Cabbagetown Market (198 Carroll Street) 9am – 1pm

Illinois – Maris from In Good Taste
Cake Smash (2961 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60657) 12pm – 3pm

Kansas – Kristen from Dine and Dish

Kentucky – Melissa from My McDonald Meal
Georgetown Kite and Culture Festival (Georgetown, KY) 10am – 2pm

Massachusetts – Kathyann from Mother May Have 
Savoring East Somerville Celebration (125 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144) 1:00am – 3:00 pm

Michigan – Megan from What’s Megan Making
Kava House in Grand Rapids. (6333 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast) 10:00am – 2:00pm

New Jersey – Carmen from Baking is my Zen
Shop Rite of North Brunswick (400 Renaissance Boulevard East North Brunswick, NJ) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New York – Jacquie from The JLH Life
Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene (176 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn) 10:00am – 5:00pm

North Carolina – Shari  from Tickled Red 
Penny from In Mimi’s Kitchen (Central NC)

Oklahoma – Ashley from Vanilla-Cinnamon 
Canadian County Historical Museum (300 S. Grand El Reno, OK 73036) 10:00am – 1:00pm

Oregon – Gina from Change Becomes Change
Virtual Bake Sale – Check it out here

Pennsylvania – Jen from My Kitchen Addiction
Central Pennsylvania – Outlets at Hershey, PA (46 Outlet Square, Hershey, PA 17036) 10am – 3pm
Philadelphia – A Full Plate on Liberties Walk (1009 N. Bodine St Philadelphia, PA 19123) 10am – 2pm
Pittsburgh Giant Eagle in Harrison City, Pa. (2000 Penny Lane Dr, Jeannette, Pa 15644) 10am – 2pm

Rhode Island – Jennifer from Savor the Thyme
Westerly – The Pizza Place Restaurant (43 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891) 11 am – 3 pm

Utah – Maria from Two Peas and their Pod
Salt Lake City -at Dan’s Market (1360 S Foothill Blvd) 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Orem - at Shirley J’s (15 East 400 South) 10:00am – 2:00pm

Virginia – Susan from She is Becoming Doughmesstic
C&P Discount, 323 North Main Street. Pearisburg, VA (10 am – 2pm)

Washington – Keren from Frantic Foodie
Metropolitan Market (100 Mercer Street. Seattle, WA 98109)  10am – 12pm

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 12 -Superstar Food Stylists Food Network Challenge

Watch Alice judge Superstar Food Stylists (4.12.10 -TV Food Network Challenge 7:00pm est/6:00c)

Superstar Food Stylists
They make food that makes your mouth water. Now four top food stylists show off the tricks of their trade while competing for $10,000. Over the course of three rounds, these superstar stylists pull out all the stops! They'll make ice cream that doesn't melt, make a mystery recipe look absolutely appetizing and even build an entire wedding spread from scratch. Each plate has to photograph perfectly in a competition where it's really all about eating with your eyes.