Cobble Hill’s PS29′s fourth annual “Eat Pie and Shop” is taking place this Sunday December 2nd from 11am to 4pm. The pie filled fest will include a Holiday Gift Fair, Pie Social and celebrity-judged baking contest, with proceeds benefiting the local school’s PTA funded arts and enrichment programs.
The pie competition will be an afternoon highlight, as bakers are invited to bring pies to be judged by parents and a panel of celebrity judges. The panel will include Gail Simmons, Food & Wine and “Top Chef” judge, Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times, Gia Giasullo, co-founder of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Steven Gutterman, Executive Chef of Gastronomie 491 and local restaurant owner Jeff Lederman, of Strong Place, Bocca Lupo and Nectar. The winner will receive a gift package from Food & Wine and bragging rights for the year! Judging will take place at 1pm.
Gail Simmons tweeted last night that Pastry Chef Matthew Petersen won Fan Favorite on Season 2 of Top Chef: Just Desserts. Petersen, who heads the Washington, DC-based City Zen at the Mandarin Oriental, was pretty even-tempered and well liked throughout the challenges, so it should come as no surprise that he was able to gain some love from the viewers. And while we're sure that Chef P is thrilled just to receive the honor of knowing people like, he probably doesn't mind the $10,000 cash prize either.
From Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23, Las Vegas will welcome superstars from the food and wine community to show what they've got at the annual Food and Wine All-Star Weekend. Events will take place at Aria and Bellagio, so expect rolled-out red carpet service over the course of the three-day party.
Beginning on Friday night, Gail Simmons (Top Chef) will headline the First Course (yes, we DO like the name!) party with Anthony Giglio. The evening will feature a host of celebrity chefs offering samples of their favorite eats as well as wine pairings, beer and a cocktail menu.
The cooking competition/foodie TV career enhancer is going south this winter and is changing things up a bit. In the past, news of the show's debut is followed by a list of the 16 chefs planning on competing for the title. This year, however, the TV station has revealed 29 "hopefuls" that wil be narrowed down some time in the future. In addition to the bulked-up participant list, fans can expect to see the regular parade of celebrity guest appearances including Pee Wee Herman, Patti LaBelle, Charize Theron, Cat Cora, John Besh and Tim Love. Of course, the always-hungry judges, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons will have final say on deliciousness but will this year be joined by perennial nice guy, Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson.
With the weather mourning the end of summer on this wet Tuesday, all we want to do right now is get back into bed. And maybe get tucked in with a nice story told to us by... David Chang?!
Yes, the Momofuku mogul wants to share a tale with you (and 900 others) on Septemeber 13 as part of “MOTH Eaten: Adventures in Food.” The Moth, a literary organization that “is dedicated to the art and craft of story-telling,” will feature Chang, as well as other foodie notables, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik, as they relay food-focused experiences. And, according to The Feast, the entire event will be “without notes,” as per the group’s regular policy to remain unscripted. Tickets for the salty evening, which will be held at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, can be purchased here.
Last night marked the return of Bravo’s celebration of all things sweet, Top Chef:Just Desserts. Gail Simmons was back to host the second season and received help along the way from dreamy-eyed, pastry wonderboy man, Johnny Iuzzini. Dannielle Kyrillos and Hubert Keller round out the judges panel and will help select the creamiest of this year’s crop.
Most people are so blinded by the neon lights of the Strip that they forget all aspects of Vegas that don't involve boas, stripper heels, or some sort of magical illusion. But on Wednesday's episode of Top Chef Masters Rick Moonen of RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay showed America what they were missing out on.
Foodies are overcome by the unique dishes on the menu from Oprah's favorite seafood chef.
Moonen and his executive-chef Adam Sobel have complete control in the shopping, cooking, and preparation for the new bill and it sounds like are they loving every minute of it.