Friday, November 30, 2012

Appetizing Aperture: Getting Cheesy This Christmas With A Cabot Christmas Cheese Tree

Oh Christmas cheese tree, oh Christmas cheese tree, you're so ravishing on our table. Our guests will cheer, tip wine or beer, and devour you while watching cable. Cabot Cheese posts this and more merry dairy recipes to make this your cheesiest holiday season ever! 

It's Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep of the Week @AndreaWeigl

Raleigh News & Observer journalist Andrea Weigl covers culinary action equilaterally in all three corners of N.C.'s Research Triangle - Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill (beyond Wolf Pack, Blue Devils and Tar Heel tailgates). If you're headed there or trying to hone in on some Carolina recipes, follow her on Twitter (@AndreaWeigl). For more, visit the News & Observer Mouthful blog.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What's New on Pinterest: Dear Santa, Please Check Out This Culinary Wish List

Hey Santa, gift givers and recipients are drooling over a wonderland of kitchen gifts and gadgets. For those who have been extra good, we posted a few selections on Pinterest.

From the Mountains to Cheshire Bridge: Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Woodfire Grill

It was the late 70s. Two guys start a microbrewery in Chico, Calif. One guy is an avid backpacker so they named their venture after his favorite hiking place, the Sierra Nevada Mountains. And now the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. beers enjoy landmark quality akin to their namesake. Come see for yourself on Thursday, December 6 as Woodfire Grill Chef de Cuisine E. J. Hodgkinson crafts a four-course dinner paired with Sierra Nevada brews  -- Torpedo Extra IPA, Ovila Quadruple, Ovila Golden Ale and Narwhal Imperial Stout. The evening begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 7 p.m. $80 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Call 404-347-9055 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Aria hosts Chef Thomas Keller for Bouchon Bakery Book Tour and Tasting

Mondays during the holiday season are reminiscent of weekend shopping and cooking. Not many have motivation and plowing through work seems to drag out the day. Why not take a mid-morning break to meet and taste with one of America’s finest chefs, Thomas Keller (of French Laundry, Per Se, Ad Hock, Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery.) Aria was specifically chosen by Keller as his only Atlanta Bouchon Bakery book signing because of the outstanding baking abilities of Pastry Chef Kathryn King. This Monday December 3 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., sample a variety of pastries and desserts straight from the pages of the book , prepared by Keller, King and Sebastian Rouxel, co-author and executive pastry chef for Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. A perfect way to start your week, the midday meet and greet is $35 a person and includes sweet treats, coffee, and mimosas. Copies of the book are available for purchase for $50. Tickets are available online.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Check out Virginia Willis Tonight on "Chopped"

As exhilarating as the experience was, Virginia Willis says being a "Chopped" chef-testant was one of the hardest things she's ever done. This coming from one of the South's grand dames of cheffing, a hard worker who has worked her way up through the culinary world since age 16! We're sure Virginia handles the challenges of this high-pressure competition with true southern grace and some fast-thinking chutzpah. We hope you'll join us in cheering her on to victory! The episode premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on the Food Network

Grab a Cup of Cheer with Fleming's New Holiday Cocktails and More in this Week's Dish

Thanksgiving quickly came and went, leaving us full of turkey and holiday cheer. Now, it is time to gear up for the holiday fun around Atlanta, with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar holiday-inspired cocktails, Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery book tour and tasting at Aria and much more, all in this week's Dish