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Get On Board: The Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 05:08 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Imagine traveling the globe in a single weekend, without ever leaving New York City.

The 2nd Annual Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar is an exciting multi-cultural extravaganza taking over NYC’s Lexington Armory from September 28–30. During this fun-filled weekend of events, you’ll feel like you’re being transported from region to region around the world — as you enjoy authentic international cuisine and beverages, cultural performances, live music, artisan shopping and tons of interactive experiences.


TASTE YOUR WAY AROUND THE GLOBE
Savor mezcals from Mexico, spices from Morocco, rums from Barbados, global street food from some of NY’s most popular food trucks and so much more! And at select sessions, you can sample flavors from celebrity chefs including José AndrésScott ConantMichael WhiteMasaharu MorimotoTim LoveJohnny Iuzzini and Jose Garces.

I’m honored that Travel + Leisure asked me to be an official Global Bazaar Ambassador. Join me for an international experience like none other by purchasing your tickets here. And for schedule info, visit TravelandLeisure.com. Hope to see you there!

And be sure to stay connected with me on Facebook and Twitter — I’ll be giving away 4 VIP All Access Tickets within the next few weeks!

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Don’t Miss Meatopia 2012: Bigger, Better & Beefier!

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Carnivores, get your appetites ready! Meatopia is back and it’s better than ever.

On September 8, the massive meat celebration presented by Whole Foods will feature the most ambitious line-up of chefs and entertainment in the event’s history. “For as long as I’ve been putting this event on, this is the coolest one by far,” says founder Josh Ozersky.  “…we have the greatest chef roster that’s ever come together preparing dishes that aren’t available in their restaurants… You go there to eat and drink and learn about the joys of progressive meat-eating.”

Highlights from Meatopia 2011:

  1. IPA braised short ribs with mustard-green pesto & black truffle shavings from Creekstone Farms
  2. Grilled Kalamansi-spiced chicken thighs with scallion-tomatillo salsa from Abe & Arthur\'s chef Franklin Becker
  3. Pat LaFrieda\'s massive 850-lb steer
  4. Sean Brock\'s Carolina whole Ossabaw hog BBQ with field pea & ramp chow chow
  5. April Bloomfield\'s barbecued whole Mulefoot hog sliders
  6. Smoked bacon lollipops from New Jersey’s Mosefund Farm
  7. Sumac and za\'atar-spiced grilled lamb ribs with Lebanese salad from chef Philippe Massoud of ilili restaurant
  8. Grilled chicken hearts with burnt eggplant puree from Animal\'s Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo
  9. Guisado of veal breast with pistachio mole, fresno chile & cotija crema from La Esquina chef Akhtar Nawab
  10. Chef Robert Newton\'s bacon and sorghum-glazed quail with watermelon-sweet corn salad
  11. Chef Michael White\'s succulent porchetta sandwich from Osteria Morini

This year’s carnivorous carnival will showcase a best butcher competition, live music, unlimited samples of all natural, humane meat dishes from more than 40 of the country’s most celebrated chefs (including Michael White, Adam Perry Lang, Marc Forgione, April Bloomfield, Sean Brock, Aaron Franklin and Michael Toscano), premium beer, wine and spirits, and Pat LaFrieda of Food Network’s Meat Men cooking up a whole, 1000-pound Creekstone steer. Hungry yet?

All the meaty madness is happening at Randall’s Island Park and tickets (which include a ferry ride to and from the event) are available at Meatopia.org. Get yours today!

And check out my recap from last year’s Meatopia here.

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Cook for the Cure: Host a party, make a difference.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 04:07 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Who doesn’t love throwing a good party? But instead of just feeding and entertaining guests, here’s your chance to make a real difference while playing host. Join KitchenAid for 1,000 Cooks for the Cure—a weeklong, DIY fundraising initiative with the goal of reaching 1,000 parties in homes and offices across the country.

From Friday, July 20 — Sunday, July 29, 2012, plan a party of any kind—whether an office potluck, a family barbecue or weekend brunch with friends. Rather than accepting hostess gifts, food or wine, you can encourage guests to bring a small donation for Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help in the fight against breast cancer.

Any party host that raises $50 or more will receive a FREE plate designed by Jacques Pepin in the mail, and anyone who hosts a party and registers it on our website will automatically be entered to receive the ultimate “thank you” from Jacques Pepin himself—a 3-day trip to NYC to attend one of his private cooking classes!
 
Participating is as easy as pie:

 1. Host a Party. Invite your friends and family to help raise money for the cause. Download KitchenAid’s hosting guides here and use their pretty pink product images and logos to plan your own unique soirée.

2. Register Your Party. Quick and easy online registration here.

3. Share Your Stories. Upload party photos and stories on KitchenAid’s Facebook page.
 
Cook for the Cure® is a program that gives people with the passion for cooking a way to support the fight against breast cancer, and the partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and KitchenAid has raised over $8 million in the past decade. Let’s keep cooking together to bring an end to breast cancer!
 
For more information, visit KitchenAid.com.

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