Corn chowder is one of my favorite early fall soups. Fresh, late summer corn can be used to create a tasty, thick and delicious chowder. Bacon, cheddar cheese, potatoes, and peppers can all be added to enhance this hearty meal. If you've never made chowder before, definitely give the easy recipe a try. You'll find homemade soups are super satisfying and simple to put together — all you need is time. To give one, or both, of these chowders a taste, read more
Posts for September 11th 2007
This one is a bit difficult, but if you get it right there are 25 sugar points waiting for you!
There are still a few weeks left before summer changes to fall. Translation: There are still a few weeks left for you to enjoy these simple, ready in 10 minutes or less, summer meals. - The Daily Tiffin
Last week, while I was enjoying vacation time in Spain, I ended up planning a party. Actually it was a concert for the rock group, Cargados Band. A concert was scheduled, but I realized that the all male group was in desperate need of an event planner, personal assistant, and organizer. The first thing on my list of things to do: make a flyer announcing the concert. To see how I turned a photo into an ad for a concert, read more
While we know what the folks at Fashion Week have been sipping and wearing, what exactly have they been eating? It's hard to believe, but this stylish crew has been chomping on burgers!! Not just any old burger, New York's latest burger craze from Pop Burger, the "invisible" burger.
Popping up backstage at shows like Vena Cava and Jenni Kayne, the invisible burger is invisible because it's meat free. The patty is replaced with a fried portobello mushroom that both meat eaters and animal lovers enjoy with equal enthusiasm. Want the recipe to Fashion Week's most coveted food accessory?? You don't have to travel to New York to taste it, all you have to do is, read more
The UK Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills recently completed a study that looked at 35 recipes published by five UK celebrity chefs — Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay and Nigel Slater. It turns out that while these folks make cooking look simple, their recipes can be difficult to follow. Actually, of the five chefs, only the recipes from the two women chefs were considered overly complicated.
While Gordon Ramsay's recipes were considered "so simple they can be followed by a seven-year-old," Nigella and Delia's were deemed too "chatty."
"[The study] found that 5.2million adults in the UK would be unable to follow Nigella's cooking methods as she uses longer sentences and tends to write in a "chatty" style, mixing in personal observations with her instructions.
"Delia Smith's culinary teaching was also criticised for having too many stages and using measurements confusing for anyone with poor numeracy skills.
"She also sprinkles too many adjectives into her recipes."
The study was intended to highlight the UK Government's adult learning campaign, but actually turned up the fact that the high profile male chefs deliver easier, simpler recipes than their female counterparts.
What do you guys think? Are you familiar with their recipes, do you agree? Also, if the study was conducted on US chefs, do you think the same would be said? Do you think Bobby Flay's recipes would be easier to follow than Giada De Laurentiis's?
A few weeks ago, my sister and I found ourselves at a Buffalo Wild Wings — how had I never heard of this chain before? — contemplating their multitude of bbq sauces. They have 14 different kinds to choose from and eventually we settled on Mango Habanero (which was absolutely delicious) and Spicy Garlic. Which flavor would you have chosen?
Note: They're listed from least spicy to most.
Most of the time, classic Tex-Mex food is full of delicious flavors and tons of fatty cheese and starchy chips. However, making Tex-Mex at home allows you to control the ingredients. For tonight's simple and scrumptious dinner, cereal provides crunch, low fat cheese is used in moderation, and large peppers replace flour tortillas. All of these substitutions help create a more health conscious dinner. To get the recipe to this beautifully presented meal, read more
During San Francisco Fashion Week, I was lucky enough to attend Gen Art's premiere show Fresh Faces In Fashion. Gen Art is all about supporting and promoting upcoming talents in the fashion, film, music, and art worlds, and their fashion show is always a hot ticket. The room was packed, the decor was lush, and the drinks were flowing at both the pre and post show parties.
Two days before the show, I was lucky enough to speak with event producer Dana Castro. Despite having been up since 3 am, she was friendly, fresh faced, and focused.
PartySugar: What is your outlook when you plan a party?
Dana Castro: It depends. The first thing I always do is book the venue right away. I started planning this show at the beginning of June. I outline the show, outline the party and think of the elements of the party. I find the people to sponsor and the designers for the lounges. This year I've contracted SillaPere, who I've worked with in the past, to create a lounge and do the flowers. It's all about Spring 08 fashion with an all white background.
PS: What trends are emerging in event planning?
DS: Going green. Eco-events. For example, in weddings people are doing invites on seed paper. It may put them over their budget, but people are doing it.
To see what else she had to say about planning a party this size, plus pictures of the event, read more