All Posts By Angela Moore

Flavour of the Month

by in News, November 24th, 2014

FlavourSifting through the thousands of restaurants in New York City to find the right place to eat is always a chore. It’s usually a multistep process. I consult various sites and apps, check user reviews, and cross-reference all of the information I find with recommendations from the critics I respect and follow.

Whew. That’s a lot of work for a quick Monday night dinner, or even a special weekend outing. Luckily, I recently found Flavour.

Flavour is a new app that helps you find the right place to go with no fuss. You can search by cuisine, neighborhood or feature. It aggregates recommendations from the best critics and bloggers in NYC, San Francisco and Chicago, and also pulls in social data for the most-popular and most-visited venues. You can also book in-app through OpenTable, view menus and get recommendations.

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A New Crop of Chefs

by in View All Posts, April 7th, 2011
Best New Chefs Awards (photo by Arthur Bovino)

Our friends at Food & Wine Magazine just revealed their annual list of the country’s Best New Chefs. We’re always on the lookout for impressive up-and-comers in the food world, so we attended the announcement celebration and talked to several of the honorees. Should we expect to see some of them as future competitors on Iron Chef? It certainly seems possible.

We asked each of the winners we interviewed to choose a favorite ingredient and one chef who has been a major career influence.

Chef Bryce Gilmore
Barley Swine, Austin

Most influential ingredient: eggs from a local farmer
How he uses it: smoked trout pasta with scrambled eggs and Granny Smith apples
Most influential chef: Dan Barber

Chef Jamie Bissonnette, People’s Choice winner
Restaurant Coppa, Boston

Most influential ingredient: ramps
How he uses it: ramp paella with snails and rabbit, chard and ramp chimichurri, ramp pasta
Most influential chef: Jacques Pépin

Chef Jason Franey
Canlis, Seattle

Most influential ingredient: lettuce
How he uses it: a salad of mixed greens and up to 40 ingredients, including asparagus and salted, fried pea skins
Most influential chef: Daniel Humm

Chef Ricardo Zarate
Mo-Chica, Los Angeles

Most influential ingredient: ají amarillo (a South American yellow chili)
How he uses it: ají de gallina, a spicy chicken dish recommended by Giada De Laurentiis on The Best Thing I Ever Ate
Most influential chef: Mark Gregory

Chefs Viet Pham and Bowman Brown
Forage, Salt Lake City

Pham
Most influential ingredient: seafood of all kinds
How he uses it: “There are just a million ways to cook it.”
Most influential chef: Laurent Gras

Brown
Most influential ingredient: wild herbs and greens, watercress
How he uses it: a visually striking seasonal salad called “Vegetable Garden”
Most influential chef: René Redzepi

Congratulations to all of the 2011 Best New Chefs. To discover more trendsetters, visit our Chefs of Tomorrow feature. To find restaurants featured on Food Network in your area or around the country, check out the new FN Local.

24 Hour Restaurant Battle Bash

by in View All Posts, July 20th, 2010

Have you seen the commercials or heard the buzz for Food Network’s new show 24 Hour Restaurant Battle?

24 Hour Restaurant Battle
A Sneak Peek

Host Scott Conant, an esteemed New York City chef and a frequent judge on Chopped, gave a preview of this new reality competition at his restaurant Faustina. As guests toasted with summery cocktails and lined up for pasta, he exclaimed, “It’s hard enough to open a restaurant period, much less in 24 hours!”

Chef/Host Scott Conant
Chef/Host Scott Conant

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Lovin’ Lobster Rolls

by in View All Posts, June 22nd, 2010

Our friends over at Tasting Table recently hosted a Lobster Roll Claw-Off featuring some of NYC’s finest versions of the classic. We were lucky enough to attend and sample all eight sandwich competitors.

Claw-Off Fan Favorite, Courtesy of Tasting Table
Claw-Off Fan Favorite, Courtesy of Tasting Table

You don’t have to be an East Coaster to enjoy this summertime favorite. Try these new takes on the traditional roll from Food Network hosts.

Bobby's Lobster Roll

Bobby’s rolls with curry mayonnaise

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The Plaza Food Hall

by in View All Posts, June 4th, 2010

Today marks the opening of the first-ever food hall in a New York City hotel. Chef Todd English is heading up the new operation at The Plaza. The hall features local and seasonal foods at 8 stations: The Grill, Pizza, Sushi, Noodles & Dumplings, The Bakery, Cheese & Charcuterie, Ocean Grill & Oyster Bar and The Wine Bar.

We ventured over from Food Network HQ to grab the first shots of the space. Take a look:

Plaza Food Hall

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Food Network Hits the Red Carpet

by in View All Posts, May 5th, 2010

This week Alton Brown co-hosted The James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception with two other esteemed previous award winners, chefs Lidia Bastianich and Wolfgang Puck. Alton’s show Good Eats won the Best T.V. Food Journalism Award back in 2000.

The annual event honors the rockstars of the food and beverage industries by celebrating outstanding achievement in each of the following categories: Restaurant and Chef, Restaurant Design and Graphics, Books, Broadcast Media, Journalism and special achievement awards.

A group of Food Network chefs and hosts attended the star-studded festivities at the Lincoln Center in New York City, and we have their snazzy red carpet pics!

Alton Brown

Alton Brown, Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro, Chef Lidia Bastianich, Ted Allen

Michael Symon

Iron Chef Michael Symon

The Neelys

The Neelys – Gina looked fabulous in a last-minute ensemble she put together after her luggage got lost.

Anne Burrell

Chef Anne Burrell

John Besh

Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro, Chef John Besh, Guest

Mario Batali


Iron Chef Mario Batali
(no shorts! no Crocs!)

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SoFun in SoBe

by in View All Posts, March 3rd, 2010

Burgers, beaches, bubbly, BBQ, Bobby Flay—what more could you want in a weekend? All of the Food Network stars came out for the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and we caught some of them on camera during the whirlwind of parties, seminars and grand tastings.  

 

Check out our favorite video highlights from the festivities as recorded by FN ClipChick.

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Hobnobbing Highlights

by in View All Posts, October 15th, 2009

Yep, it’s more scoop from the New York Wine and Food Festival.

Thursday, 10/8:

Chelsea Market After Dark Party

Food Network HQ looked like it does every morning when I arrived at the office, but by the end of the day it had transformed into party central for the Chelsea Market After Dark event. Talk about a tour de force of FN talent. I spotted Alton, Guy, Sandra Lee, Aida, Alex, Anne and several contestants from The Next Iron Chef. Guy’s party den was out of control, complete with screaming fans, dancing bartenders, Guy tattoos and Jagermeister shots.

Guy Fieri Tattoo

Friday, 10/9:

FN staffers were looking and feeling worse for wear after the previous night’s festivities. While others headed to the Burger Bash, I chose a calmer evening of lectures and cooking demos.
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A Fine Time for Wine

by in View All Posts, September 21st, 2009

Farewell, summer. Today marks the first official day of fall, which means it’s time to get jazzed about the best part of harvest season: WINE.

Red Wine

Check out these fun finds for autumn 2009.

Wine Ratings Guide iPhone App:
A one-million wine database, plus your own personal ratings list

Harvest Tweets:
Vineyard reports from across North America

From the Expert:
Screwcaps and boxed wine are in!

Wine Shop Savvy:
How to return a flawed bottle

Harvest Vine Wallpaper:
Dress your desktop for fall.

Need info and tips on vino? Let us know.

- Angela Moore, VP/Site Director

Labor Day Eat-Ins

by in View All Posts, September 4th, 2009

slow food eat in

As a longtime member of Slow Food USA, I wanted to let FN Dish readers know about an important event that kicks off on Labor Day. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

slow food eat in

From the Slow Food folks:

Slow Food USA is organizing a National Day of Action on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009. On that day, people in communities across America will gather with their neighbors for Eat-Ins (part potluck, part sit-in) that send a clear message to Congress: It’s time to provide America’s children with real food at school.
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