During his demonstration on Saturday morning in South Beach, Bobby Flay made steamed fish and steak. The chef invited Next Food Network Star winner Melissa d'Arabian to join him on stage, where the two bantered about cooking on a budget. Although he's known for grilling, Flay cooked the steak on the stove while providing plenty of tips for making the most delicious piece of meat. To find out what the chef, whose favorite cut is rib eye, had to say, keep reading.
One topic that most of the chefs covered at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival was cooking oil. It seems that everyone has a preference for what type to use. Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, and Claire Robinson cook with canola oil and save olive oil for finishing sauces and vinaigrettes. Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell disagree and always cook with extra-virgin olive oil. What kind of oil do you like?
One of the demos I had the pleasure of watching over the weekend at the Food Network's South Beach Wine and Food Festival was lead by Iron Chef Michael Symon. The Cleveland native, who recommends only eating "food that your grandparents and great grandparents can recognize," made fresh pasta with a scrumptious-smelling simple tomato sauce. While cooking, Symon expressed a lot of his strong opinions and spoke at length about garlic. To find out what he has to say about this everyday ingredient, read more
This weekend I was lucky enough to join Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, and Guy Fieri at the Food Network's South Beach Wine and Food Festival. While I learned some fun facts at Rachael Ray's Burger Bash on Thursday night, I also picked up more random tidbits while watching the celebrity chef demonstrations, so I've complied them in a quiz. To find out who drinks pink Champagne with ice, take it now!Take the Quiz
Last night the festivities at the Food Network's annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicked off with the highly anticipated Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray. The line to get inside stretched from the beach to the street and the place was packed. There were celebrity chefs and well-known food personalities everywhere: serving burgers (Bobby Flay, Daniel Boulud, and Michael Symon), mingling with the crowds (Anne Burrell, Sam Talbot, Sandra Lee), and judging the competition (Art Smith and Carla Hall). I was in attendance and while I had my fair share of scrumptious burgers and amazing side dishes, I learned a thing or 10 at the party. To find out what they are, read more
This weekend the who's who of the food industry are taking an early Spring break and heading to Florida for the Food Network's annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival. We're so excited, because for the first time ever, we are going! We'll be soaking up the sun, watching informative seminars, tasting amazing eats, and attending awesome parties. For up to the minute details, follow us on Twitter and be sure to check back here next week for all our exclusive coverage. And, if you'll be there too, come up and say hi!
It's the dead of Winter, but if you look hard enough, there's plenty of partying to be had. Put on your Stetson and head to my favorite event, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, for an epic barbecue competition. Or, for a true snout-to-tail experience, check out Cochon 555 in the Napa Valley.
It's a big week in Yum land — for the first time ever, we'll be in attendance at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and ready to have some fun in the sun at Rachael Ray's Burger Bash and Emeril Lagasse's BubbleQ party. We'll also be at Crushpad's Around the World in 80 Sips — if you're planning on going, check out our exclusive deal and be sure to say hello.
- New York, NY: Toujours Le Bec-Fin — Feb. 24
- San Francisco, CA: Around the World in 80 Sips — Feb. 25
- Houston, TX: World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest — Feb. 25-27
- Miami, FL: South Beach Wine & Food Festival — Feb. 25-28
- Grand Rapids, MI: Winter Beer Festival — Feb. 27
- Grant, FL: Grant Seafood Festival — Feb. 27-28
- Seattle, WA: Seattle Food and Wine Experience — Feb. 28
- Napa, CA: Cochon 555: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers — Feb. 28
- New Orleans, LA: Achieving Great Cocktails in High Volume — Mar. 1
This year for the very first time ever, I will be attending the Food Network's annual festival in South Beach, Florida. I've been wanting to go to SOBE since YumSugar launched back in 2006, so I am totally excited! To prepare myself, I thought I would take a closer look at the event. Here you will find out more details, which seminars, tastings, and parties I will be at.