7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Flavor! Napa Valley Next Year

Let’s be real, now. There’s no better place for a serious getaway trip than Wine Country. Napa may be a small, touristy town, but it’s one of those rare parts of the world where time stops and people start aging backwards. I’m quite serious. The trees and leaves turn orange-yellow-red when it’s fall, there’s a […]

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Kent Rathbun’s Popular The Dirty Dozen Cooking Classes Announced

Heads up home gourmets. Reservations for Kent Rathbun’s Dirty Dozen Cooking Classes will begin (and most likely end) tomorrow. Here’s the deal: Students arrive at Abacus in Dallas on a Sundayafternoon and receive a personalized Kent Rathbun Concepts chef’s coat. The class is then divided into four teams. The teams are headed up by the Abacus […]

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Tickets for Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival Available Now

The Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival, presented by DallasChocolate.org, will take place on October 26, 2013, at the Addison Conference Centre. This will mark the 4th time for the popular event that includes specialty classes, discussions, and activities led by some of the chocolate industry’s most reputable experts. And tastings. Lots of time to taste chocolate […]

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Deck Your Halls: Give the Gift of Tre

Got somebody on your Christmas list that is hard to please. If they like cooking, I’ve got the perfect gift: Tre Wilcox. The press release says it all: “Enjoy an intimate culinary experience straight from the personal home kitchen of Tre Wilcox - Executive Chef of Village Marquee Grill & Bar and two-time alum of Bravo TV’s […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate By Booking a Cooking Class 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 Cooking Class Day. If you’ve got […]

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of July 28-29

The heat is on in North Texas, and no one knows it better than local farmers and growers. Berries are becoming scarce, while certain herbs (such as cilantro) are dwindling or have vanished. Peaches and tomatoes are still around, but if you have your heart set on them, come to the market early. Even grocers […]

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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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Summer Schedule For AIWF Dallas Farmers Market Cooking Classes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Texas produce. That double incentive to take a class at the Dallas Farmers Market and load up on supplies before you leave. Here is the summer line-up for classes. July 14, Chef Jeff Moschetti, Jasper’s–Plano, Theme:  “Backyard Grilling” July 21, Chef Mark McDaniel, ReMARKable Affairs Cafe, […]

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 23-24

Celebration Farmers Market: Joy Farms will have all the same great organic produce this weekend including some great pickling cucumbers. Neighbor Kathleen’s Art Bakery will be there selling fresh-baked pastries and breads. Skip breakfast and try one of their gooey sticky buns. Holleman Farms regularly sells pastured beef, chicken, and eggs here, but this week, […]

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John Tesar to Open Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Preston Center, Take Two

John Tesar will not be stopped. The former (fill-in-the-blank) chef has inked a deal to take over the former La Tramontana space on Westchester in Preston Center. In January, Tesar announced he would be opening Spoon Bar & Kitchen in another space. However, the landlord killed the deal and Tesar moved his operation down the […]

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Central Market Announces “Passport France” Festival May 9 – 22

Get ready for Central Market’s yearly culinary salute to foreign food. In 2010, we celebrated Argentina (Hi, Francis!). Last year we pigged out on Spain (Hola, Paco!). This year they are throwing a two-week soiree for France, specifically the southern region of Provence, which will begin on May 9 and run through May 22. Here’s […]

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Trinity Groves Report: First Restaurant in Restaurant Incubator Program is Approved

Yesterday, I was invited to lunch at Trinity Groves. I sat at a large table surrounded by the partners involved in the massive project and several members of the Food and Concept Advisory Committee. As one of the partners, Phil Romano, chewed my ear off with details, Mike Babb filled my plate with barbecue. Babb […]

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