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Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

Jun. 18, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food. Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this year. A...

Ella Brennan dies at 92, mentored chefs Prudhomme, Lagasse

May. 31, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ella Brennan, who couldn't cook but played a major role in putting New Orleans on the world's culinary map, died Thursday. She was 92. "Tonight, the iconic Commander's Palace sign will not be lit," said a statement emailed from the Commander's Family of Restaurants. It said Brennan died...

'Throwdown' focuses on healthy, cheap school lunches

May. 31, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some top chefs from around the country are gathering to show that school lunches can be more than just chicken nuggets and tater tots. The 10 chefs, including some James Beard award winners, will take part in the first "$1.25 Throwdown" contest in New London, Connecticut, on...

2018 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners

May. 8, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The winners of the 2018 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are: ___ NATIONAL RESTAURANT AND CHEF AWARDS — Best New Restaurant JuneBaby, Seattle — Outstanding Baker Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco — Outstanding...

Gabrielle Hamilton, Highlands Bar and Grill win Beard Awards

May. 8, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chef and owner Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune restaurant in New York City took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards , and Alabama's Highlands Bar and Grill won the outstanding restaurant honor. Highlands Bar and Grill received the top award after multiple...

Graham Kerr celebrates the cookbook that led to his gallop

Apr. 30, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Kerr is having a group of guests over to his home so he's decided to whip up a batch of his Farmhouse Vegetable Soup. It calls for a blended medley of carrots, onions, garlic, parsnips, sweet potato and onion. The recipe is from his groundbreaking "The Graham Kerr Cookbook" and it's...