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The Goddesses of Food

Female chefs play a major role in the food and food politics of the Queen City

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The issue of gender politics in the kitchen could be rehashed ad nauseam, but instead we decided to bring the conversation local and focus on our own definition of the word “influence."   

Twenty Questions with Jean-Robert de Cavel

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur celebrates 20 years in Cincinnati

2 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In 1993, French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel came to Cincinnati from New York to be Chef de Cuisine of the five-star-rated Maisonette. Over the next 20 years, drastically changed the way the Queen City looked at French food, became an integral part of our local tapestry and fostered the careers of countless young chefs.  
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Q&A with Lavomatic's New Executive Chef, Cameron Serrins

Serrins took over the OTR eatery after Josh Campbell left earlier this year

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
There’s a new face in the kitchen at Over-the-Rhine eatery Lavomatic. The restaurant's former executive chef, Josh Campbell, recently left to pursue another opportunity, leaving his position in the kitchen open. And Cameron Serrins — a Cincinnati native — stepped in. 
“I'm Cincy born and raised," Serrins says. "So many people close to me have left to chase dreams or look for opport...  

How to Eat Like a Chef ... After Hours

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
We gathered up some of our favorite local chefs, threw them together in a virtual chat room and asked them for their favorite places to grab some grub, post shift. Because if our local chefs like it, it’s got to be good, right?   

Crafting a Bourbon and Cheese Tasting at Home

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Skepticism was the common feeling among the crowd during “The Bottle and the Board: How Bourbon Pairs with Cheese,” one of the Bourbon Classic University events held during last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky.   
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The Art of Food

A recap of last week's exhibition opening and what's still on view

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 3, 2014
It’s not often enough that the worlds of food and art collide. And why not, I ask? We first eat with our eyes, and after spending hours traipsing through museums and galleries gazing at masterpieces, we get really, really hungry. This is just one of the many reasons I always eagerly anticipate the opening of the exhibition known as The Art of Food at Covington, Ky.’s The Carnegie. This ...  
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Local Artist's Cake Portraits Sold Through Anthropologie

Rebecca Weller's acrylic on canvas cakes look good enough to eat

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The most common complaint I've been hearing from my friends during this ongoing Polar Vortex is some version of, "All I've been doing is sitting around on the couch eating carbs and getting fat." 
Well, I'm no different, but I think I might have found a delightful, if only temporary alternative to having my cake and NOT having to absorb all of those nasty calories. Rebecca Weller is a loca...  

Married to a Chef

3 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
If thoughts of a romantic dinner at a hot restaurant with your significant other are on your mind for Valentine’s Day, you are most certainly not in a relationship with a chef. Why? Because, like mo  

Cooks in the Kitchen

Toss your “As Seen on TV” gadgets and get back to basics

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Watching television during the wee hours can be downright dangerous, not only to your sleep schedule, but also to your wallet. Valuable time can be wasted on late-night hucksters bound and determined   

Dine and Dash

Take to the streets and discover culinary culture on regional food tours

0 Comments · Thursday, January 16, 2014
Whether you’re new to the area or you’ve lived here all your life, there’s always something fresh to discover in regional food, and there’s no better way to do that than on your feet. If your