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This year marked the 31st annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, America’s premier and most prestigious culinary event. And I couldn’t have been more honored or excited to be heading out West with the KitchenAid team to attend my very first Classic. With eager anticipation and my appetite in tow, I made my way from Manhattan to Aspen, Colorado for three jam-packed days of food- and fun-filled festivities.
Aspen is a charming little town, boasting world-class restaurants and hotels, eclectic boutiques, and stunning mountain scenery—a breathtaking backdrop for a truly exquisite weekend. Food-loving attendees indulged in the ultimate culinary celebration with a schedule featuring everything from exclusive events and grand-scale tastings, to panels with industry pros and live demonstrations from celebrity chefs.
Read the rest of my recap and check out more pics on KitchenAid’s The Kitchenthusiast™ blog here.
Get ready for family-friendly fun in the sun! As an official media sponsor of the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I’ve got a few tickets to give away to the highly-anticipated Fun and Fit as a Family Event on Sunday, February 26th.
Presented by Florida Blue, this family-focused celebration lets parents and kids learn the basics of healthy eating up close with acclaimed celebrity chefs Sunny Anderson, Andrew Zimmern, Rocco DiSpirito, Michelle Bernstein, and more! Children will have the chance to explore the food garden, play sports on the beach, get their hands messy in the interactive Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen and explore the animals of Jungle Island—all while learning the basics of preparing nutritious meals and having a blast doing it.
Want in on all the fun? If you’ll be down at SOBEWFF and want FREE TICKETS to Fun and Fit as a Family, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat or post a comment to my Facebook page telling me why staying fit is important to your family. And if you won’t be at the Festival this year, please pass this along to any friends that might be there.
Best of luck everyone and I’ll see you at the beach! xoxo
Photo courtesy of BizBash.com
The street cart craze continues to sweep the nation and on Sunday afternoon, over a dozen of the city’s top vendors parked their notorious trucks at Jeffrey Chodorow’s modern food marketplace, FoodParc. Hosted by bizarre-food guru, Andrew Zimmern, Carts in the Parc is the ultimate celebration of the best fare served on four wheels.
During the casual three-hour event, live bluegrass beats played as guests walked around the spacious outdoor courtyard to sample an assortment of street eats—including spicy beef and pork tacos from El Rey del Sabor, melted gruyere, cheddar, blue cheese and mushroom grilled sandwiches from The Milk Truck, and market fresh squash soup with apple and pumpkin from Rouge Tomate Cart. Attendees got sweet on the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck’s ginger curry shakes, Melt Bakery’s red velvet ice cream whoopie pies, and an incredible array of luscious treats and confections from Sweet Street Desserts.
Everyone voted for their fave and in the end, Biryani Cart was crowned People’s Choice winner (and scored an awesome hula girl tiki trophy) for their famous kati roll with grilled chicken tikka and caramelized onions on Indian Chapati. For the second year in a row, Carts in the Parc was one of the best events at the NYC Wine & Food Festival and I definitely recommend parking your appetite here in 2012.