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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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SOBEWFF’s Salute to Swine & Wine at The Biltmore

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 02:03 PM - Posted by Megan - (2) comments

On SOBEWFF‘s last day, a smokin’ hot new event made its mark on the weekend lineup. Hosted by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos from the Cooking Channel’s hit show Extra Virgin, the Festival’s first ever Swine & Wine took over The Biltmore Hotel‘s elegant outdoor courtyard. This swine-celebrating evening soiree brought together more than a dozen celebrated chefs who served their tastiest version of whole roasted pig.

Each pit master spent the day preparing all natural, farm-raised Duroc and Hampshire breed hogs using a variety of techniques. Whether smoked, stuffed, roasted, glazed or rubbed down, succulent pork was spotlighted and paired with a selection of sides, wines and heavy-handed mojitos.

  1. Cooking Channel\'s sassy married duo Gabriele Corcos & Debi Mazar shared their love of Miami\'s weather, food and culture. \"I\'m a Cuban wannabe at heart,\" Mazar exclaimed.
  2. The beautiful and historic Biltmore Hotel in the heart of Coral Gables, Florida
  3. SOBEWFF\'s first ever Swine & Wine event at the Biltmore\'s spacious outdoor courtyard
  4. Barbuto\'s Jonathan Waxman sliced up swine for his luscious blood orange & avocado pork tacos
  5. Chef Marc Murphy and his team served up succulent Southern-style stuffed porchetta
  6. Marc Murphy\'s tasty porchetta was bursting with flavorful cornbread & andouille stuffing
  7. Seamus Mullen kept it simple and let the swine shine—resulting of one the day\'s best dishes
  8. Seamus Mullen\'s incredibly juicy smoked Berkshire pork jowl & whole suckling pig plate
  9. Chef Michael White\'s savory porchetta tigelle with pesto di lardo and salsa verde
  10. Gabriele Corcos embraced his Italian roots with a Tuscan-style pig sandwich
  11. Gabriele Corcos & Debi Mazar\'s Tuscan porchetta sandwich with fresh arugula & tomatoes
  12. Aww...this little piggy got all dressed up for the party
  13. Slow-roasted cochinita pibil from Food Network\'s \"Mexican Made Easy\" host Marcela Valladolid
  14. Ingrid Hoffmann\'s pulled pork taco with guava salsa negra & pickled mustard seeds was the crowd\'s favorite dish. Simply delicioso!

Representing six of the fourteen tasting stations, New York chefs had a strong showing at the swine showdown. Nick Anderer dished out tender Maialino al Forno, Marc Murphy carved up Southern-style porchetta stuffed with cornbread and andouille, and Michael White presented porchetta tigelle with pesto di lardo and salsa verde. Seamus Mullen smoked juicy Berkshire pork jowl and whole suckling pig, while Yuhi Fujinaga paired suckling pig with heirloom bean casoullet, morcilla dip and chicharrón, and Jonathan Waxman rolled out tangy blood orange pig tacos with creamy avocado.

In between savory bites, the crowd enjoyed the Biltmore’s dessert buffet, puffed Padron and La Flor Dominicana cigars, danced to live Latin beats from the Chirino Sisters and voted for their favorite pork dish. In the end, celebrichef Ingrid HoffmannMiami restaurateur and host of Food Network’s Simply Delicioso—snagged the coveted crown for her savory-meets-sweet mini pulled pork tacos with guava salsa negra and pickled mustard seeds.

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