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Maribelle’s eat+drink to Host Fourth 'Food Fight'

The eatery's popular cook-against-cook comp returns

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 11, 2014
The fourth round of Food Fight at Maribelle’s eat+drink is coming up at 6 p.m. on July 14. 
This live, Chopped-style competition was started by Maribelle’s chef/owner Mike Florea to create and maintain camaraderie between restaurant professionals and the public alike. Anyone is welcome to participate. If you would like the opportunity to compete, simply inform the door attendant...  

Happy Chicks Bakery (Feature)

Happy Chicks vegan bakery opens a brick-and-mortar shop in Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Happy Chicks Bakery owners Jessica Bechtel and Jana Douglass met in 2001 while working together as exhibit designers at a local landmark. It was not a pleasant work environment; the pair was referred to as, “The Painter Chicks,” and it wasn’t a term of endearment.   

Kids in the Kitchen

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
By now, the staggeringly high childhood obesity rates in this country should come as a surprise to no one, and neither should the health issues that go hand-in-hand with what’s become the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than 30 percent of children in the U.S.   

Bluegrass for Babies' Midsummer Harvest (Feature)

Bluegrass for Babies’ Midsummer Harvest supports children’s environmental health research

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On their day off, most chefs would prefer relaxing at home as opposed to slaving over a piping hot grill on a steamy summer day.   

Grilling with Jimmy

Chef and steak expert Jimmy Gibson on cooking, kitchens and charcoal

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 At age 56, chef Jimmy Gibson of Jimmy G’s is at an age where most chefs have hung up their tongs and high-tailed it out of the kitchen for a cushier life as either restaurateur or the occasional expeditor. But not Gibson.     

Secrets from Sommeliers

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If the thought of being presented with a multi-page wine list literally drives you to drink with its scary-sounding words like “appellation,” “biodynamic” and “decantation,” have no fear — you’re not alone.  

Top Chefs Take Manhattan

Jean-Robert leads a team of elite Cincinnati chefs to the Big Apple

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On May 10, a select group of Cincinnati chefs, led by Jean-Robert de Cavel, traveled to New York to prepare a seven-course gastronomic feast at the Beard House in conjunction with Cincy in NYC, a seven-day event showcasing Cincinnati’s finest music and arts groups.  

Drink and Dine

Places to grab a bite and a brew (or wine or booze)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
There are plenty of bars around town where you can just sit and drink ’til the cows come home. But man cannot live by beer alone. Well, at least not for very long. So we’ve put together a few of our favorite places to tip back a few without starving to death.   

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.