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Chef Christian Petroni Recipe - Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival 2019, Greenwich, CT, USA
Chef Christian Petroni at GWFF 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience Every year the Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by PepsiCo (GW+FF) brings together an amazing line-up of top culinary talent for cooking demos to complement the culinary Grand Tastings, celebrity book signings, wine, spirits master classes, wine, beer, and spirits tastings, and a world-class concert as a grand finale to the impressive event. We had the pleasure of meeting Chef Christian Petroni during his culinary demo at the Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival 2019 on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
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Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival 2019, Greenwich, CT, USA
Valerie Bertinelli at Greenwich Wine + Food 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience2019 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by PepsiCo (GW+FF) celebrated its 9th year at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut and Luxury Experience was there to help celebrate! Delectable food, as well as wine, beer, and spirits tastings, cooking demos with top chefs, celebrity book signings, and a concert to culminate an amazing day by Michael Franti and Spearhead and Little Big Town created a very memorable 2019 GW+FF experience.
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Chef David Rose Recipe - Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival 2019, Greenwich, CT, USA
Chef David Rose - photo by Luxury Experience Part of the fun of attending the Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by PepsiCo is not only the endless samples of wine, food, and spirits, but also the chef demos, where attendees can watch some of their favorite chefs in action. For 2019, Chef David Rose, (Food Network, Celebrity Chef and Chef Judge, and a national brand ambassador), demonstrated how to make his Oxtail Fried Rice, for which he graciously shares the recipe.
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Calling All Foodies for the 2019 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival
Greenwich Food and Wine - 2019 Calling all foodies! If you love watching the food channel, here is your chance to meet top chefs up close! Get your tickets for the 2019 Greenwich WINE + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, benefitting Food Rescue US and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation as the festival is going to be amazing. Held on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street in Greenwich, Connecticut, the festival is within walking distance of the Greenwich Metro North Station, and shuttle service from the station is also available. Eat, drink, enjoy great music, and a beautiful day in Greenwich,Connecticut!
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USA Today Network Wine and Food Experience, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Chef Sujan Sakar - USA Today Wine + Food - Brooklyn, NY - photo by Luxury Experience The USA Today Network Wine + Food Experience Brought to You by Martha Stewart held on September 7, 2019 at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York was a celebration of great wines from Vinsde Bordeaux and Martha Stewart Wine, Co. and wonderful food from top area New York restaurants and an upper New Jersey resort. We loved the experience of being outside on a beautiful sunny day in a pretty park eating delicious food from many "new-to-us" restaurants, drinking delectable wines, and making new friends. It was a perfect afternoon spent in Brooklyn in Prospect Park!
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Regional Cuisine of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Taste of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - photo by Luxury Experience From region to region, and state to state, the cuisine of Brazil is as varied and diverse as it is large. After experiencing the delectable cuisine of the Pantanal and Bonito in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil during our recent trip there, we wanted to bring you a delicious "taste" of the region to share our culinary journey with you until you make the trip there yourself. From the tropical fruit of guavira, jabouticaba to sorvete assado, ice cream topped with fruit salad, covered with marshmallow topping that is then baked, to the exotic tastes of jacare (alligator), and freshwater fish of pacu, piranha, tiraira,and more. Bom apetite!
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Encuentro de Sabores de Tamaulipas, Mexico - The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, USA
Chef Angel Garcia and Edward Nesta - Photo by Luxury Experience Our palates went on a Mexican holiday at the American Bounty Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, during the Encountering the Flavors of Tamaulipas, Mexico gala as part of the State of Tamaulipas Mexico and The Culinary Institute of America Cultural Culinary Exchange. Celebrating the cuisine from the state of Tamaulipas, was Chef Hugo Urtaza Alvarez, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Chef Ángel García, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Brian Kaywork Chef-Instructor, American Bounty Restaurant, Charles Garibaldi, CHE, Maître d'hôtel Instructor, Michael Zebrowski, Pastry Chef-Instructor, and the American Bounty Restaurant Class of 2018-2019.
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Greenwich WINE + Food Festival 2018, Greenwich, CT, USA
Chef Scott Conant and Debra C. Argen - photo by Luxury ExperienceWine, food, and fun flowed during the 2018 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity. It was a beautiful blue sky, last day of summer, on Saturday, September 22, 2018 and Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut was buzzing with energy and excitement over the eighth year of the Greenwich WINE + Food Festival, and Luxury Experience was there to help celebrate!
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Adam Richman - 2018 Greenwich WINE + Food Festival, Greenwich, CT, USA
Adam Richman - Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival 2018 - photo by Luxury Experience I had the opportunity to watch Adam Richman in action at the stove during the 2018 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity located at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. Always irreverent, and downright funny, Adam Richman, whom many in the audience knew from his former television show, Man vs. Food, created Garlic Shrimp and Honeydew Siracha Salsa Tacos while delivering one-liners with breakneck speed, providing restaurant and travel tips, and answering questions from the audience. Adam Richman is definitely a funny man who knows how to cook!
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Alex Guarnaschelli - 2018 Greenwich WINE + Food Festival, Greenwich, CT, USA
Alex Guarnaschelli - photo by Luxury Experience Celebrity chef and top culinary talent Alex Guarnaschelli engaged and entertained audience members with her chef demo during the 2018 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity held in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut where she made Clams in a Puttanesca Sauce. Easy to make and very tasty, what more could you ask for?
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Joe Knows Fish - Taking The Intimidation Out of Cooking Seafood by Joe Gurrera
Joe Knows Fish photo by Bill Milne Love to eat seafood but are afraid of cooking it at home? Joe Knows Fish - Taking The Intimidation Out of Cooking Seafood by Joe Gurrera is the perfect cookbook to guide you from purchasing, prepping, and preparing. Passionate about seafood, Joe Gurrera, owner of Citarella Fine Foods shares his knowledge in an approachable, humorous style with recipes that include step-by-step instructions and before and after inspiring photos that will have you cooking seafood with confidence and ease. Joe Gurerra graciously shares two recipes from Joe Knows Fish - Taking The Intimidation Out of Cooking Seafood to tempt your palate, Spaghetti Vongole and Fried Flounder. Bon Appetit!
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Greenwich 2017 WINE Food Festival, Greenwich, CT, USA
Adam Richman and Debra Argen - Greenwich WINE Food 2017 - photo by Luxury Experience The 2017 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity in Greenwich, Connecticut was truly a Luxury Experience! Imagine an all-day festival dedicated to wine, spirits, and food, with Greenwich's own Kathie Lee Gifford pouring her wines for attendees, cooking demos by Mario Batali, Adam Richman, Mary Giuliani, Samantha Benjamin, Alex Guarnaschelli, Kevin Des Chenes, Lindsay Perkins, Scott Conant, and Julia Deane, and more food and drink than you could possible consume, even in only small bites. The platinum-selling Pop band, TRAIN, was the grand finale, and as the icing on the cake, the festival benefitted the Mario Batali Foundation, The Friends of James Beard Benefits and the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Foundation.
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Sea Robins, Triggerfish & Other Overlooked Seafood - The Complete Guide To Preparing And Serving
Sea Robins, Triggerfish and other overlooked seafoodSea Robins, Triggerfish & Other Overlooked Seafood - The Complete Guide To Preparing And Serving Bycatch by Chef Matthew Pietsch and James O. Fraioli deftly combines the culinary talents of Chef Matthew Pietsch, chef and restauranteur, with James Beard Award-Winning Author, James O. Fraioli. The esteemed Fabien Cousteau contributes an outstanding foreward. The result is an irresistible combination that showcases the need to consider, and enjoy, alternative fish and seafood, taking bycatch and making it commercially and culinarily desirable with inspired, delectable recipes.
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Simply Fish - 75 Modern and Delicious Recipes for Sustainable Seafood by Matthew Dolan
Simply Fish - Sustainable Seafood by Matthew Dolan Love fish but have no idea how to cook it? Simply Fish - 75 Modern and Delicious Recipes for Sustainable Seafood by Matthew Dolan is a well-crafted, easy to follow cookbook that guides readers on the full fish experience from the water to the table providing information on what to look for, what to ask for, step-by-step recipes, suggestions for beverage pairings, and even has a dessert or two to provide you with the "tools" to create many wonderful (seafood sustainable) meals. Happy cooking!
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Greenwich 2016 WINE + Food Festival, Greenwich, CT, USA
Michel Nischan and Debra C. Argen - Greenwich WINE + Food, CT - photo by Luxury ExperienceIt was another amazing year at the 2016 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity in Greenwich, Connecticut benefitting The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp, Wholesome Wave, and the Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation. Great wines and spirits, delicious food from area restaurants along with celebrities Kathie Lee Gifford, Michel Nischan, Adam Richman, Marcus Samuelsson, Marc Murphy, Alex Guarnaschelli, and more, with music by Grammy award winners Ziggy Marley and the Old Crow Medicine Show made it an event to remember.
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The New York Culinary Experience 2016
Debra Argen and Edward Nesta - New York Culinary Experience 2016 - photo by Luxury ExperienceFor culinary enthusiasts as well as professional chefs, the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center) was once again a memorable weekend of baking, cooking, and celebrating with top industry professionals. Over the course of 2 days during the New York Culinary Experience 2016 we took bread classes, culinary classes, had chocolate and cocktail demos, and took a dessert class with top industry professionals where we learned professional techniques, tips, and delicious recipes.
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Chef Alain Sailhac - Classic French Recipes - NYCE 2016
Chef Alain Sailhac and Debra C Argen - Photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Alain Sailhac, Dean Emeritus of The International Culinary Center (The ICC) in New York City, taught me how to make the classic French recipes, Bouillabaisse and Raspberry Crème Brûlée during the during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center). Chef Alain Sailhac graciously shares his recipe for Raspberry Crême Brulée. Bon Appétit!
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Head Baker Francois Hiegel - NY Pretzels, EPI Bread - NYCE 2016
Chef Francoise Hege, Edward Nesta - photo by Luxury ExperienceFrançois Hiegel, Executive Head Baker of the prestigious Thomas Keller Restaurant Group shared the art of making Classic New York Pretzels during The International Culinary Center (The ICC) in New York City, during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center). Is there anything better than eating homemade pretzels hot from the oven?
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Chef Kerry Heffernan - Oysters A - Z at the NYCE 2016
Chef Kerry Heffernan and Edward F Nesta New York Culinary Experience - Photo by Luxury ExperienceFor an oyster fan, Oysters A - Z with Chef Kerry Heffernan during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City was a fantasy of a cooking class. During the class I shucked my fair share of oysters to make East and West Raw Oysters with Two Mignonettes, Fried Oysters with Cornichon, Tangerine and Coriander Crema, and Oyster Pan Roast, with Oysteroot (Salsify) Celeriac, Bacon and Kale, and although all of the recipes were delicious, alas there were no pearls in any of my oysters. Chef Kerry Heffernan graciously shares his recipes for East and West Raw Oysters with Two Mignonettes, and Fried Oysters with Cornichon, Tangerine and Coriander Crema.
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Chef Paul Liebrandt - Fish and Chips - NYCE 2016
Chef Paul Liebrandt and Edward F Nesta - NYCE 2016 - photo by Luxury ExperienceLearning the art of making authentic Fish and Chips with Chef Paul Liebrandt during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC) brought back many fond memories of time spent in England. Chef Paul Liebrandt graciously shares his recipe for Fish and Chips with Lime Pickle Aioli.
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Chef Zachary Golper - Baking Bread with Potatoes - NYCE 2016
Zachary Golper and Edward Nesta - NYCE 2016 - photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Zachary Golper, owner of Bien Cuit in Brooklyn, New York returned to the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City for the 4th year as an instructor. As someone who loves making bread, when I saw the list of participating chefs for the NYCE 2016, I knew that I wanted to take Chef Golper's bread class where I learned to make Madawaska Bread, Pugliese Bread, and Potato Focaccia, for which he graciously shares his recipe.
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Pastry Chef Miroslav Uskokovic - NYCE 2016 - Restaurant Desserts at Home
Chef miroslav Uskokovic and Debra C. Argen with pudding = Photo by Luxury ExperienceAttention chocoholics! Pastry Chef Miroslav Uskokovic of Gramercy Tavern in New York City, brought the art of making decadent chocolate desserts at home to the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC). The class menu: Hot Fudge Cake and Chocolate Pudding with Pecan Dragée, Pecan Praline, Prunes and Chocolate Covered Puffed Rice. Pastry Chef Miro Uskokovic graciously shares his pudding recipe below, which is fabulously delicious, need I say more?
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Chef Chung Chow - New York Culinary Experience 2016 - Modern Hawaiian Techniques and Cuisine
Chef Chung Chow and Debra Argen - Photo by Luxury ExperienceI took an exciting Modern Hawaiian Techniques and Cuisine class with Chef Chung Chow of Noreetuh in New York City, New York during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center (ICC).  As a scuba diver, I have spent substantial time in the Hawaiian Islands, and wanted to learn new techniques and flavor profiles to create Hawaiian cuisine at home. Under Chef Chung Chow's guidance, the class created Mochi-Crusted Black Bass with Green Beans in a Fermented Black Bean Sauce, and Big-Eye Tuna Poke with Macadamia Nuts, Seaweed, and Soy-Pickled Jalapenos. It felt great to be back in Hawaii, if even only by my palate!
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Baker Ellie Pegler - New York Culinary Experience 2016 - Breads Vaucluse Style
Baker Ellie Pegler and Debra Argen -photo by Luxury ExperienceWhat I especially enjoyed about the class, Breads Vaucluse Style with Head Baker Ellie Pegler at the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City, was the opportunity to learn new bread techniques. Ellie Pegler, the head baker at Chef Michael White's restaurant, Vaucluse, deftly guided the class through the art of making croissants and baguettes, which were oh so delicious!
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Mt Washington Valley Chili Cook-Off (13th Annual), NH, USA
New Hampshire Chilli Cook Off - 13th Annual - Mr. Washington, NH, USAChili and Cornbread are perfect winter comfort food, so we set off to North Conway Village, New Hampshire to experience the 13th Annual Chilly Chili Cook-Off presented by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. For those not familiar with chili, Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "Chili con carne, a spiced stew of ground beef and minced chiles or chili powder usually with beans," and cornbread as "a bread or cake made with cornmeal." These broad definitions provided plenty of opportunity for chefs to let their creativity flow for this very tasty competition.
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New York Culinary Experience 2016 - Get Ready To Cook
New York Culinary Experience 2016 - New York City, NY, USACalling all cooking enthusiasts, foodies, aspiring chefs, and industry professionals! The New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center in New York City on April 16- 17, 2016 is a "must-attend" gastronomic cooking event. If you love to cook and watching cooking shows is your idea of fun, imagine the possibility of cooking with 30 renowned chefs including: Allesandra Altieri, Einat Admony, Dan Barber, Jonathan Benno and Richard Capizzi, Chung Chow, Cesare Casella, Suzanne Cupps, Amanda Freitag, Jose Garces, Zachary Golper, Kerry Heffernan, François Hiegel, Judy Joo, Gabriel Kreuther, Paul Liebrandt, Michael Lomonaco, Ivan Orkin, Ellie Pegler, Missy Robbins, Daniel Rose, Alain Sailhac, Taku Sato and Ricky Estrellado, Bryce Shuman, Justin Smillie, Miroslav Uskokovic, Bill Yosses, and many more.
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Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival - 2015 - Greenwich, CT, USA
Kathie Lee Gifford and Edward F Nesta - Greenwich Wine + Food Festival - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe fifth annual Greenwich 2015 WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity was a celebration of delectable wine and spirits, delicious food, celebrities, fun, and live music by Grammy and CMA Award Winners, Little Big Town, to benefit the charity founded by Paul Newman, The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp for children coping with serious illnesses, and the Greenwich Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund.
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Mangia Bene! Eating our Way through Boston's Italian North End
Bricco Panetteria - North End Food Tour - photo by Luxury ExperienceMangia Bene! We ate our way through Boston's famous Italian North End on Michele Topor's Boston Food Tour in Boston, Massachusetts. During the 3-hour "original, award winning North End Market Tour" we learned about the history of the area that measures a mere 0.36 square miles (0.93 km), about the culture, and most importantly on a food tour, we tasted our way through the neighborhood and picked up a few great culinary tips and recipes, too!
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New York Culinary Experience 2015 - New York, USA
International Culinary Center, Edward Nesta -photo by Luxury Experience
The New York Culinary Experience 2015 hosted by New York magazine culinary editor Gillian Duffy and The International Culinary CenterCEO and founder Dorothy Cann Hamilton, at the International Culinary Center in New York City was the perfect blend of meeting and cooking with top chefs of the world, culinary influential guest-speaker lunchescocktail receptions, and meeting new friends.
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Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - A Taste of New England, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Shucking Clams - Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta - photo by Luxury ExperienceStunning accommodations at the luxurious 90-room Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, Connecticut was part of A Taste of New England Food Lover's Package with cooking classes with Executive Chef Leslie Tripp featuring lobster rolls, chowders, oysters, and New England Pot Roast, and making new friendships, made for a memorable weekend experience.
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TrySwedish - North - Nordic Food Festival New York
Chef Fredrik Andersson and Chef Frida Ronge - photo by Luxury ExperienceTry Swedish - A Taste of West Sweden, part of the North - Nordic Food Festival New York '14 in New York City inspired guests to visit Sweden with delicious menus created by visiting chefs, Frida Ronge and Fredrik Andersson from Gothenburg, Sweden, and a panel discussion to inspire travel to the region.
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