James Beard News

Omni Hotels & Resorts and Chef Cheryl Forberg Launch Healthy Traveler Video Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Omni Hotels & Resorts and Cheryl Forberg, R.D., have created a seven-part 'Healthy Traveler Series' that provides insightful advice to help travelers make better wellness and lifestyle choices while on the road. As most travelers know, it can be easy to fall out of a routine when on the go, and slip into unhealthy habits. However, with a little planning ahead and a few quick and easy tips addressed in the 'Healthy Traveler Series,' those in transit can maintain their diet and exercise regimen with little hassle. Chef Forberg, also Omni's brand nutritionist, is one of the nation's leading authorities on nutrition, a James Beard award-winning chef, and nutritionist for NBC's The Biggest Loser. (more...)

Food Arts Fusion LLC Releases PALEO EASY AS 1-2-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Eating Paleo has never tasted so good. In the newly released cookbook, 'Paleo Easy As 1-2-3: Lose Weight, Eat Great,' renowned chef and cookbook author Donna Leahy brings her 20 plus years of expertise in the culinary arts to deliver over 100 original recipes for creating delicious restaurant quality Paleo meals at home. The recipes in 'Paleo Easy As 1-2-3' provide easy to follow instructions and are dairy free, gluten free, and grain free to accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions as well as being Paleo friendly. When asked why she turned her culinary emphasis toward Paleo, Chef Leahy acknowledged the trend towards healthy eating often comes at the expense of taste. 'Despite the overwhelming number of Paleo cookbooks published, as a consumer I was really frustrated by not being able to find Paleo friendly recipes that actually tasted good,' said Chef Leahy. 'Following a healthy lifestyle should not mean sacrificing taste. My goal in writing 'Paleo Easy as 1-2-3' is to use my expertise as a professional chef to help my readers create delicious, healthy meals at home with recipes that are both original and easy to prepare.' More About Donna Leahy Donna Leahy is the former chef and owner of the Inn at Twin Linden, a fine dining restaurant and one of the top ten inns in the U.S. She has appeared on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, and the Food Network and her cuisine has been featured in USA Today, Gourmet, and Fine Cooking. Chef Leahy has twice been a featured chef at the James Beard Foundation and was described by the food reviewer of The Philadelphia Inquirer as the 'best self-taught chef I've seen.' She is the former chef/owner of the Chef's Pantry on Whidbey Island, WA. Her previous cookbooks include Morning Glories (Rizzoli) and Recipe for a Country Inn (Harper Collins). For more information on Chef Donna Leahy or to request review copies, please visit her website at www.donnaleahy.com and click on contact. (more...)

SLS Las Vegas to Open New Casino Resort
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

After years in the making, SLS Las Vegas, the lifestyle-driven resort by global hospitality leader sbe, will open its doors at midnight as the first major casino resort debuting in Las Vegas in several years. A $415 million renovation of the legendary Sahara Hotel, the highly anticipated SLS Las Vegas introduces an unparalleled resort experience as sbe's largest hotel to date. SLS Las Vegas builds on the SLS Hotels' distinguished reputation in an approachable setting with elevated style, intriguing design and an impressive collection of award-winning dining and nightlife concepts bringing renewed energy to the North end of The Strip. (more...)

New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health Partners with ChopChop Kids
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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This Week at Bookworks Includes Paul O'Connor, Janet Page-Reeves and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Below are a list of the events for this week at Bookworks. For more information on any of these events vists bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere New Season of TOP CHEF in Boston, 10/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “Top Chef” will premiere its 12th season in Boston on Wednesday, October 15th at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Features 24 hours of Art at the Rail Yards, Blair Stocker, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

This week at Bookworks features many events like 24 hours of Art at the Rail Yards, Blair Stocker with Wise Craft. There are also many events for kids. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

PBS Series A CHEF'S LIFE to Return for Second Season This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

This fall, the popular series A CHEF'S LIFE returns to PBS stations with a highly-anticipated second season. (more...)

Playwright Sarah Ruhl & More Set for Mad. Sq. Reads 2014 Free Literary Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Madison Square Park Conservancy and NeueHouse are pleased to announce the seventh season of Mad. Sq. Reads, a free literary series held on the steps of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Farragut Monument in the Northern end of Madison Square Park. Co-curated by NeueHouse, the events will take place over four Thursday evenings beginning September 4th. The program will feature discussions from a diverse mix of exciting authors including novelist Valeria Luiselli, playwright Sarah Ruhl, and journalist Sean Wilsey with restaurateur Danny Meyer, with more participants to be announced. (more...)

Innovative Chefs Set for Season 2 of MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

This fall, travel to a plantation in the Louisiana bayou, a mussel farm on the coast of Maine, a lakeside camp in Michigan, and into the heart of New York City?s Little Italy when the Emmy®-nominated food and travel series Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking series returns. (more...)

Hilton Worldwide Introduces The Highland Dallas to Curio – A Collection by Hilton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Hilton Worldwide today welcomed The Highland Dallas to its newest brand, Curio - A Collection by Hilton. Created for travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences, Curio - A Collection by Hilton is a carefully selected, global collection of distinctive four to five star hotels. (more...)

Lena Dunham, Chaz Ebert, Renee Fleming, Wallace Shawn and More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's 25th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival, 112 events which will explore the theme of Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9, 2014, with pre-Festival programs on Oct. 6 and 21, at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Seacoast Rep's EAT IT UP: FOOD TALKS! to Feature Moxy's Matt Louis, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Eat It Up: Food Talks! will be taking stage for the second talk in its Chef Series at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, this time with Chef Matt Louis of Moxy Restaurant in Portsmouth. (more...)

PBS Announces Season 3 of THE MIND OF A CHEF
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Narrated by Executive Producer Anthony Bourdain, THE MIND OF A CHEF is that rare and beautiful thing: an intelligent television show about cooking. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, Margaret Randall and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many events like Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, Margaret Randall with About Charlie Lindbergh & Other Poems, Lois Rudnick with Intimate Memories, and more. There are also events for children, like BOA - Big on Animals!, Carolyn Meyer with Victoria Rebels and more. For more information, visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Telemundo Wraps Production on Season 2 of TOP CHEF ESTRELLAS
by TV News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

“Top Chef Estrellas,” Telemundo's Sunday primetime culinary competition, wrapped up production of a hotter, tastier and extended second season (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rick Bayless and More in CASCABEL at Lookingglass Theatre; Show Extends thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment announce an extension to the wildly popular return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner -- Daring -- Desire, the unforgettable theatrical adventure featuring a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless that had Chicago audiences spellbound when it premiered in spring 2012. The extremely limited engagement is co-created by Rick Bayless, Lookingglass Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman (Hephaestus, The Brothers Karamazov, Hard Times), and Artistic Associate and founder of Silverguy Entertainment Tony Hernandez (Hephaestus, Lookingglass Alice). Cascabel runs at the Goodman Theatre's Owen Bruner Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, now playing through August 31, 2014. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

This August at Bookworks Features Livia King Blackburne, Ryan Winfield with the Romance Writers of America and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August at Bookworks features many events such as Livia King Blackburne with Midnight Thief, Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, and John Nichols. There are also events for kids, like Story Time with author & illustrator Martha Mans! There are also clubs like the Second Cup of Coffee Book Club and the Bookworks Book Club. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event (more...)

Napa Couple Launches “Mexican Flavors” Cookbook
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

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EPICURE Reveals What to Eat When You're Expecting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

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