Celebrity Chef – Bobby Flay

who is bobby flay


Bobby Flay is a NYC native who has become one of the very successful chefs today. He had a passion for cooking since he was just 17 years old. From then on his career seemed to do nothing but rise.

Bobby Flay was cooking in the Joe Allen Restaurant when Allen noticed his culinary talent and was so much impressed that he paid for Bobby’s training at French Culinary Institute. Immediately rising through the ranks of the kitchen staff, Bobby became chef of Garden Cove Restaurant.

With his talents and personality comes his now famous catch phrase “Tell it like it is“. This is actually a quote from Allen, but the phrase has been modified slightly to fit Bobby.

With his superb dishes, impressively prepared food and fantastic recipes, Bobby has been consistently recognized as one of the top chefs in the industry and has been building up a world class atmosphere at his restaurants.

One of his restaurants, reconnected patrons with traditional French cuisine after a long time with the décor of specially prepared nostalgic French menus. This restaurant is also jam-packed with specialties like homemade blueberry bisque and unique desserts like his own fruit compote and his famous Fondue Bourguignon.

His other restaurant is called comfort food and with dishes like beef fajitas, chicken pot pie, steamy macaroni and cheese, his restaurant has quickly gained a reputation for its great food. This restaurant is not just considered a good restaurant, but also a very good value.

With his cooking style consisting of a unique blend of Memphis and French rustic cuisine, his restaurant is not just considered a good dining experience, but is also a very good value. The starters like the soups and the appetizers are inexpensive, and offer great flavor. The only ingredient that does not appear on most of his menus is the beer. Instead, he has chosen to have a few beers with his meals and that appears to be the trend for the rest of his menus.

However, his restaurant is not all about the food. Although he does bring his signature dishes, he also has plenty of Other South Loop denizens homemade hollandaise for served at his restaurants built by Woodland contractors . They are a variety of different cheeses, usually made from a blend of cows milk and eggs. You’ll also find an impressive starch selection made from corn or rice, and succulent vegetables including artichokes covered in a golden batter.

There is a little something for everyone, excluding vegetarians, with chef favorites ranging from a variety of meats to seafood and vegetables. You can usually see them being served as sides along with the more traditional entrees. But if you have a craving for something that is a little more creative, he recommends something with shrimp, calamari, or mussels.

Some of you may ask, “Dito what is it about chefs that they can’t eat their own meals?” To answer to that question, I’d have to say it’s more about discipline and meticulousness. Chef’s knives are like a tools of cooking. They were made to be able to handle any kind of ingredient, no matter how small, and be able to preparation a meal that is balanced and will please the eye.

For those of you who are culinary experts, I’d recommend a course in the Culinary Arts. It will explain to you, in theory, the different ingredients and methods of cooking. In practice, you will learn how to planning, preparing, and presenting a menu. You will learn how to make a certain meal or dessert in a certain way. For example, you will learn how to prepare a menu with diverse food choices and an balanced wine list.

Another popular aspect of the culinary arts is Beverage and Mixology. Mixology is the blending of ingredients to create a new and fresh beverage. Beverages have a great impact on today’s gastronomic society. With the creation of mixology, beverage careers are becoming a growing trend. Beverage and mixology events are gaining in popularity, and will continue to do so.

The next time you attend a party, bottle in eye the culinary arts theme if you can. You might be surprised at how far the bar can take you with a little culinary pizzazz. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll be wowed and inspired to enter the hospitality industry.

Food Travel Adventures On Maui

where to eat in Maui


Attention Foodies – looking for relevant information on where to eat and food related sightseeing in Maui? Then look no further! Agritourism is the new way to Travel!

What is Agritourism? Agritourism is defined by Wikipedia as tourism in which tourists visit and learn about or take part in farm or village activities “for the enjoyment of the experience.” Agritourism popularity helps communities in a two-fold capacity. Farms that can no longer compete in the rising costs can begin to expand their business through tourism, secondly farms can drill down into niche categories; like specialty cheese production.

Hawaii, traditionally thought of as only for beach savvy travelers is fast becoming a destination for food minded tourists. This melting pot of ethnicity meets a jewel of agricultural diversity; the end result being defined as Hawaiian Regional cuisine which was started in the 80’s and has grown to include all levels of local, Regional and international foods.

Maui offers many self-guided food tours. Travel through the Maui Uplands by car to find theSurfing Goat Dairy(3651 Omaopio Rd. Kula, Maui 808.878.2870). Maui’s only Goat Dairy Farm which produces top Artisanal Cheeses is located on one the beautiful Haleakala crater in lower Kula. There are many tours and activities to choose from; check website for more information. Highly recommended is the 1-2-3 BBQ Tour. $59 pp. Walk with the herd, touring the Orchard while stopping to pick a fresh Tangerine from one of the fruit trees. Finish with a Ranch BBQ complete with upcountry steaks grilled to perfection on Kiawe wood topped with our “Men’s Challenge” horseradish cheese and for dessert try their delicious Fruit Quark! Farm tours are daily with hands on milking, cheese making demonstrations, and finally tasting the award winning goat cheeses.

Alii Kula Lavender Farm,(1100 Waipoli Rd. Kula, Maui 877-878-6058) where visitors can wander through the lavender fields with unobstructed views that stretch out over the Ocean as far as the eye can see. Learn how the terroir of Maui sustains the growth of Lavender bushes in this volcanic rich soil and end with a culinary demonstration of how to cook with Lavender. A Lavender Chicken Salad lunch is offered tying up the last question remaining; What does Lavender taste like?

Journey on to theShim Protea and Coffee Farm (625 Middle Rd. off HWY 37 1-808-876-0055) located in the heart of Kula. Learn about sustainable farming methods and how these methods are integral to Hawaiian culture. Learn about how the two are interrelated.

The final destination is the Tedeschi Winery(Ulupalakua Hwy 877-878-6058)located on a working ranch in Ulupalakua. The tasting bar is open to anyone over the age of 21, offering 5 different varietals of wine to sample. Try the “Hula O Maui”, a crisp dry sparkling pineapple wine , with overtures of green apple. Just down the road is the Ulupalakua Ranch Store; try the BBQ lunch or made to order sandwich ” aloha ” that features juicy caught grass-fed beef short ribs with caramelized onions, roasted potatoes and a green salad of baby spinach, sea salt and organic vinaigrette.

While there is still the traditional Lu’au available; Maui is fast beginning to offer so many other wonderful resources for the discerning foodie. The weather is cooperating with more and more outdoor activities, and the amount of “giefer” (fermented) lemons, limes, lemons and oranges being produced is tremendous. They also have beautiful birds flying near by which they purchased from birds for sale near me in Maui. This is a resources that can be shared, enjoyed with family and friends, or enjoyed as a unique gift to honor special occasions.

The agricultural sector is growing in Hawaii, and the entrepreneur with a dream and a plan can become a restaurateur tomorrow. The challenge is in finding a way to share that dream with the world; and Maui is offering more than just Hawaii. The entire island is now a hub for alternative products, music, art, research and cuisine. And, quite frankly, the people of Hawaii just keep getting better and better!