- How Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi spends a lazy Sunday. — New York Times
- Live shows have become a serious revenue generator for celeb chefs. — Wall Street Journal
- Ming Tsai explores the best street food Tokyo has to offer. — Boston Globe
- Yet another cupcake has set the Guinness record for world's largest. — Palm Beach Post
- Nine creative ways to use Old Bay Seasoning. — Washington Post
- California wine country's 2009 harvest promises to be a smashing success. — San Francisco Chronicle
- Marry tacos with pasta, and you've got a winning dinner bowl. — Chicago Tribune
- Fall foods call for cozier white wines. — Los Angeles Times
I got to kick back with Chef Ming, who, in between his thoughts on joining Top Chef Masters, must-have kitchen ingredients, and tips for keeping cool when hosting a party, had more surprising thoughts to share! Learn what they are when you read more
Chef Ming is a huge supporter of the idea. "Not every corporation's doing this, especially during these economic times," he says. In addition to dishing on his pantry essentials, he also shared tips on throwing a worry-free dinner party at your place. Want to stress less at your own soirées? Then keep reading.
Last week, when I caught up with PBS host and restaurateur Ming Tsai, he spoke openly about his love affair with cooking, his latest ventures, and whether he'd be up for Top Chef Masters. In addition, Ming had endless tips for home cooks and rattled off a list of select Asian ingredients no kitchen should be without. To find out what they are, keep reading.
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As we shared with you last year, new phrases are introduced on conversation hearts every Valentine's Day. At an event emceed by acclaimed chef Ming Tsai last week, the candymakers at Necco revealed that this year's hearts will spell out food-inspired phrases. They include:
- Recipe 4 Love
- Table 4 Two
- Stir My Heart
- Top Chef
- Sugar Pie
- My Treat
- Yum Yum
- Honey Bun
- Spice It Up
I don't know about you, but my favorite has to be (you guessed it) Top Chef. It may have something to do with one popular TV show . . . Will you be on the lookout for them in stores? Which slogan is your favorite?
During the three days PartySugar and I spent at this year's Food and Wine Classic, we came across a lot of amazing and tasty things. From pork to peas, we were treated to some of the best food from some of the most amazing chefs on the planet. It was a difficult task, but I've rounded up my top 10 favorite things. Read them below and then be sure to click through for all the pictures.
- David Chang's Pork Party (specifically the pork buns)
We were lucky enough to attend the David Chang and friends after-party on Saturday night. The highlight was chowing down on his pork buns and wraps, and then learning that there was also crab and whole roasted piglets.
- Ming Tsai with tofu on his face
During his cooking demonstration, Ming got a piece of tofu on his face. When he looked at the mirror (which was facing the crowd) he said, "I can't see it, all I see is white people."
- Jose Andres cooking with his 9-year-old daughter Carlota
He has such a great personality and is so much fun to watch. Having his daughter help on stage made it even more fun.
- Jeremy Fox's Best New Chef dish
I was a bit dubious about the Best New Chef's pea, mint, white chocolate, and macadamia nut concoction, but it was so delicious! I couldn't stop eating them, PartySugar practically had to pull me away from the the table.
To discover what else made my list, plus a gallery of images, just read more
During the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, I attended Ming Tsai's "East-West Vegetarian" demonstration. I had been a mild fan of Ming's before, but after seeing him live I was sold. He was hysterical — seriously he'd be successful as a stand-up comedian — as well as informative. He taught us the secret to perfect potstickers, and tricks on how to successfully cook garlic. To see what he had to say, read more