How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Stephan Pyles and Katherine Clapner

Stephan Pyles and Katherine Clapner decided to explore the exotic countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore together. I spoke with Clapner just before she left and she said she really wanted to focus on learning more about spices. “I want to do the whole Spice Route someday,” she said. I can’t think of a […]

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Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun Hang With Sammy Hagar in Cabo San Lucas

Last week, Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun headed to Cabo San Lucas to join Tim Hollingsworth (French Laundry) and executive chef Yvan Mucharraz and Chef Lauren Sung Wong Tee (Capella Pedregal), for the 2nd Annual Food and Wine Festival at Capella Pedregal. After the food festivities, Fearing rocked out with Sammy Hagar at his Cabo […]

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Paula Lambert Creates Viaggi Deliziosi: Cooking Classes in Italy

Mozzarella Company’s Paula Lambert loves to cook and travel. For the past year, she has been organizing trips to Tuscany and leading cooking tours and classes. Now she has formalized her adventure. She created Viaggi Deliziosi, her “own little travel company.” Her Tuscan trips for 2013 are sold out but she’s just released her 2014 […]

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Dallas Does Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

We dispatched Brad Murano, otherwise known as The Brad as in The Brad’s Adventures in Food, to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen this weekend. He files a photo essay of the glamorous event. The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen isn’t just about the chef demonstrations, informative seminars, and massive Grand Tastings, it’s about parties. […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: What to Eat in Marfa, Texas (Part II)

Every visit to Marfa, Texas leaves me astounded by its nature of entrancing virtues. The exquisite inhabitants and outlandish indulgences leave me reeling and feeling refreshed. My being, at its brightest and most fortuitous state, echoes and dips into the milky waves of nourishing splendor whenever I go to this reverent town, tucked amongst the […]

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News Briefs: A Pizzaiolo, A Birthday, A Brazilian Steakhouse, a Trip to France, and Tex-Mex

Frisky Frisco Pizzaiolo! Pizzeria Testa in Frisco has permanently hired Master Pizzaiolo, Michele D’ Amelio, who was recently crowned World Champion in the Italian Style Pizza Challenge at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.  Before the completion, Amelio couldn’t commit to a full-time gig at Testa because of visa complications. Once he became a […]

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Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show

Every year, the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show blows by at the Dallas Convention Center, bringing you a taste of foreign and exotic places to visit. It’s probably one of the most torturous expos for people with very few vacation days left in 2012, but fun for those who have time to spare. Last year, […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: What to Eat in Marfa, Texas

On my second venture to Marfa, I again found myself in absolute marvel of its energy, beauty and endurance. It is a strange little place, seemingly asleep and unkempt, but all the while buzzing with big city attitude and enchantments. Clean air and quirky sophistication abounds in this little big city. It wrapped me in […]

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