I recently mentioned to a friend that I was on a quest to hunt down the best spicy foods in Dallas, and he implored me to visit Alligator Cafe to try their Voodoo sauce, mentioning that they'd appeared on Food Network's Heat Seekers in January. (That's the show where my boyfriend chefs Aaron Sanchez ... More >>
Chef Aarón Sánchez, a regular on the Food Network and executive chef of Centrico in New York City, will sign copies of his new cookbook, Simple Food, Big Flavor, at Central Market on Lovers Lane this Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In his Latin cuisine-inspired cookbook, Sánchez features 15 ba ... More >>
One of my pet peeves about most cooking shows is how often a program's uber-foodies -- from the four-star guys in the starchy aprons to the home cooks who've lucked into a spot on television -- are reluctant to express any real emotion about how much they love the actual taste of good food.
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Nate Appleman gets busy.Kudos and garlands of gratitude should be scattered around to all responsible for the surprisingly dramatic and heart-tugging bit of programming improbably known as the Chopped All-Stars series. Begun several weeks ago with individual competitions featuring representat ... More >>
Chef Aaron Sanchez.The latest round of the surprisingly engaging and even moving Chopped All-Stars contest couldn't have come fast enough for me, for it involved the table finally turning on four of the series' normally imperious judges. For once, Maneet Chauhan, Geoffrey Zakarian, Amanda Fre ... More >>
Dunno why Food Network never sent out a heads-up that last night's episode of Chefs vs. City -- a sorta-kinda culinary Amazing Race pitting Aaron Sanchez and Chris Cosentino against two comers -- took place in Dallas. Good thing the 6-year-old who lives in my house likes to wrap up his Sundays wi ... More >>