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D: The Cookbook, Wins Big-Time Design Award

The trade magazine called FOLIO:does this award thing every year in New York City, handing out Eddies for editorial excellence and Ozzies for design. If you’re not in the magazine business, you’ll just have to trust me that the Folio Awards are a big deal. Well, at a breakfast this morning ($350 a seat for breakfast?), it was announced that our D: The Cookbook took top honors in the design category for an annual and one-off publications.

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Graham Dodds to Leave Central 214 to Join Consilient Restaurants

I was fact checking some recipes for D: The Cookbook and chatting with Central 214 chef Graham Dodds. After finalizing the details of his cabrito recipe, Dodds said, ever so casually, “I just gave my two weeks notice.” Dodds, who is credited with being one of the first chefs to spotlight local products, is signing […]

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Pre-Order Your Copy for D: The Cookbook. Café Momentum Will Thank You.

Earlier this year, we hooked up with Café Momentum’s director Chad Houser. We wanted to do a project with them that would not only benefit the magnificent program operated by Café Momentum, but also involve some local chefs. We decided to compile a cookbook full of recipes from area chefs. What seemed like a daunting […]

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On The Phone With: Curtis Stone, Host of Top Chef Masters and Author of What’s for Dinner?

 The following interview was conducted by D Magazine intern Sheila Dang. If you’re not already familiar with Curtis Stone, then chances are you don’t know food. The Australian chef first appeared on the American television circuit in 2006 as host of Take Home Chef on TLC, and since then, has done everything from Celebrity Apprentice to guest […]

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Interview with Bobby Deen: From Mama’s Table to Mine

If the novelty of your gym membership has worn off, you’ll be looking for new ways to keep up with your get-fit New Year’s resolution—as many of us are. Luckily for you, there’s plenty of small things you can do with your diet to make a difference without giving up the good stuff altogether. Son-of-a-superstar-chef […]

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Peter Reinhart Bakes Treats at Central Market Cooking School

Peter Reinhart, four-time James Beard book award-winning author and baking instructor at Johnson and Wales, taught 50 lucky souls at Central Market on Lovers Lane a selection of tricks from his recent book, The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking. The man himself was baking treats for us, but my newly developed almond allergy kept me […]

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Tim Byres’ New Cookbook, Smoke, Releases in April 2013

My hats off to you, Tim Byres. Your restaurants are doing well, you just married a lovely lady, and now you have a cookbook called “Smoke” coming out in April. Oh, and let’s not forget about that little Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef award last March. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. I […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Cookbooks Written By Authors in DFW

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For the twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Cookbook Day. If you’ve got a […]

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson Spreads His Charm at a Central Market Cooking Class

Cool-as-whipped-cream Chef Marcus Samuelsson dropped by Dallas on Wednesday night to promote his new autobiography, Yes, Chef inside the Central Market on Lovers Lane. Approximately 50 people raptly paid attention to the 42-year-old chef whose resume includes preparing the first state dinner for President Obama in 2009 and winning Top Chef: Masters just a couple days […]

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Savor Dallas is Next Weekend: Support the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier

If I had to choose one event to hit during Savor Dallas next weekend, I would pick Wine, Women and Lunch. Why, because I like wine and women and the good work done by the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier. This elite group includes female chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, cookbook writers, artisan food producers, and […]

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Eating Like Aarón, With Chef Aarón Sanchez at House of Blues in Dallas

We sent D Magazine intern Suzanne Asfar to check out Chef Aarón Sanchez’ new menu for the Crossroads dining experience at House of Blues. Chef Aarón Sanchez – Food Network star and restaurateur – is all over the culinary map these days, but this week you can find him in Dallas. He’s in town shooting a […]

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Learning to Cook at Central Market in Dallas With Lou Lambert

D Magazine intern Jessica Melton attended a cooking class by Lou Lambert at Central Market last night. She files this report. Down-home cooking with a twist is what led a full audience of weekday workers to attend Central Market’s cooking school session on Tuesday, featuring Lou Lambert, owner and chef of Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue, Jo’s, […]

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