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This Cat Has Nine Jobs

by in View All Posts, October 30th, 2008


The FN Dish just caught a culinary demo and book signing for none other than Iron Chef, Cat Cora in Midtown Manhattan. When not doing battle on Iron Chef America, Cat is plenty busy. Aside from nine lives, she appears to have nine jobs as well.

Her recent book, Cooking from the Hip, is a great overview on whipping up creative, tasty offerings from fresh ingredients and staples every stocked pantry should have.

However, Cat caught us up on an even NEWER venture that’s coming this December. She’s opening a new restaurant called CCQ (think BBQ but add a dash of Cat Cora instead). Keywords for Cat here are affordable, flavorful, fast and casual. Time and money are more valuable than ever but why sacrifice taste? She is taking international BBQ inspiration from Asia, South America and the Caribbean to make the CCQ experience unforgettable.

The OC crowd will get first tastes. CCQ will open within the Macy’s at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. If SoCal isn’t in the cards, FN has the recipe to the CCQ Signature BBQ sauce here that should tide you over.

If that all weren’t enough, Cat is also President and Co-founder of Chefs for Humanity which supplies relief and aid to fight worldwide hunger — created in response to the 2004 Asian Tsunami tragedy. You can learn more here or even donate and get a signed photo of Cat for your kitchen here.

Off the Hook Sighting

by in View All Posts, October 28th, 2008


Culinary star, Guy Fieri was hanging in the home office last week. Despite a hectic schedule of meetings, events and obligations, Guy took time for each and every fan on his way up to the FN offices.

The cool part was that aside from the fans you would expect, Guy drew a bunch that you wouldn’t – namely kids and teens. Move over, Miley — sorry, Jonas Brothers… Rock star chefs like Guy seem to be resonating with a younger, hungry audience.

And if you can’t get enough of Guy, new episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, are back. Get the full D, D & D details here.