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CMN Video: A Day at El Bulli Book Launch Party

11 Oct 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, news & buzz, videos Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe attended a party hosted by publisher Phaidon at Thomas Keller’s Per Se Restaurant to honor Chef Ferran Adria on the publication of “A Day at El Bulli“, a 500 page exploration of the art of cuisine at his temple of gastronomy. The event drew a crowd of America’s culinary elite, who sipped Cava and sampled Per Se’s best hors d’oeuvres. Among the attendees were many of America’s top chefs, who were thrilled to support Chef Adria. (see if you can spot them all!) A production of The Culinary Media Network.

CMN Video: Food Blogger Playdate at Martha Stewart’s

20 Sep 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food, news & buzz, videos

CMN Video: Culinary Roundtable – Food Blogger Playdate at Martha Stewart’s Jennifer and Chef Mark go on a “playdate” with a group of other food bloggers after the Martha Stewart Show Blogger day, and join the staff of Everyday Food Magazine to play in the test kitchen for the afternoon. Matt Armendariz from makes his grandmother’s albondigas soup. A production of The Culinary Media Network.

CMN Video: Fork in the Road – Martha Stewart Show

19 Sep 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz, videos

CMN Video: Fork in the Road – Martha Stewart Show Jennifer and Chef Mark attend the special blogger episode taping of the Martha Stewart show. It was a show and audience full of bloggers, and we walked away with free wireless printers from HP!A production of The Culinary Media Network. And here’s the first 9 minutes of Martha’s show. You can see Jennifer (in turquoise) and Chef Mark (in purple) in the audience at :47 seconds and 7:08. Don’t blink!

Live Blogging from the Martha Stewart Show!

17 Sep 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

I’m live blogging from today’s Martha Stewart Show with Chef Mark, so follow us here for updates! We’re seated with about 200 other bloggers, so this should be groovy!!! You can also follow us on Twitter: 10:30 AM: Just watched Matt Armandariz of create some delicious-looking dulce de leche cookies. Now I’m starving!

Cocktail Film Fest

07 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, news & buzz

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? I had the opportunity to meet Ann Rogers, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, last weekend at the NY Times Travel Show. We definitely plan to attend this event in July, as the presentation at the show was phenomenal. I also had the opportunity to get a little bit tipsy in the middle of the day, which is not always a bad thing. There are some great activities leading up to the event, so take a peek at the film fest details below. What is a cocktail film without Marilyn Monroe? COCKTAIL FILM FEST…

Rare Gastronomic Book Auction: NYC April 7th

03 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

I received this press release this morning, and I must say that for the avid cookbook collector this could be quite an adventure: SWANN GALLERIES APRIL 7 AUCTION OF EARLY PRINTED BOOKS/GASTRONIMIC LITERATURE FEATURES AN EMPHASIS ON 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH AND AMERICAN CULINARY CLASSICS. New York—On Monday, April 7, Swann Galleries will offer a fascinating panorama of the history of cooking and dining. Provided by The Fillin & Yeh Collection of Gastronomic Literature, the auction represents the second part of the Swann Galleries sale on April 7, 2008. The collection comprises 114 lots ranging from nearly 50 pre-1800…

Wedginald is Retired

22 Dec 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

If you listened to my Food Philosophy audio and video shows featuring the cheeky Brit Dom Lane and Wedginald, the star of CheddarVision, you know that at some point Wedginald would reach his first birthday and be retired from his starring role. Well, my friends, that time has come. Behold: *** Last Episode Of Is A Cheesey Christmas Special 21 Dec 07 Today, in the final chapter of perhaps one of the most surprising stories of the year, Wedginald, the 44lb star of retired from the small screen and jetted off down under. After 12 months starring on…

People’s Food Movement

01 Nov 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

Just got this release from the folks at Dave’s Gourmet (he’s the guy making the kooky presidential barbecue sauces). Interesting stuff: COULD YOUR HOME RECIPE BE WORTH $$$$$$? Do you have a fantastic salsa or salad dressing or cookie recipe that you or a friend makes? The People’s Food Movement would like to turn it into cash for you and them. The People’s Food Movement is a new organization formed by Dave of Dave’s Gourmet, Inc,. It is dedicated to“Take back your food” from the big food companies by introducing your own items into the food marketplace. The movement borrows…

Chef Mark in USA Today

10 Oct 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

The AP published an article today on the growing popularity of personal chefs — starring our very own Chef Mark. Congratulations! It appears in the business section of USA Today, but you can see the AP version here: Excerpt below: Mark Tafoya, who owns the New York-based ReMARKable Palate personal chef service, cooks for regular weekly clients and also offers one-time meal services, such as romantic dinners for two. Tafoya prepares the meals in the client’s home, with the dishes ranging from chicken enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce to crab lasagna with bechamel sauce. For regular clients, the week’s…

Baker’s Edge in the NY Times Style Section!

15 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

Well, our pal Matt Griffin continues to sweep the media. The Baker’s Edge was featured in today’s NY Times Style section in the article “Fire, the Wheel and, of Course, Mop Slippers.” Here is an excerpt (Matt appears on p.2): In Carmel, Ind., an urban planner and home baker named Matthew Griffin invented a brownie pan that ingeniously makes every brownie have at least two crispy edges. “When we launched it we thought we had a niche product,” Mr. Griffin said. “We liked corner brownies and were trying to create a new market, catering to the edge lover.” A few…

FP31: Endangered Pleasures

27 Nov 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, news & buzz, podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed[display_podcast} The fascists are at it again. The attempt to ban foie gras has come to New York City, and you can be damn sure I’ve got something to say about it. It is time for people to stand up for individual rights with the kind of volume typically reserved for animal rights, and that means you. Are you comfortable with the government dictating what you can and cannot eat? Pleasures are becoming more endangered with every day that passes here in the Nanny State, and if you don’t stand up now…