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“After Love, There is Only Cuisine.”… The Charlie Trotter Documentary

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“After Love, There is Only Cuisine”… Charlie Trotter From the Press Release: “Renowned chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter didn’t come from a food-focused family, attend culinary school, or start working in kitchens when he was 14. In truth, it wasn’t until college that Trotter discovered his passion for fine cuisine with the…

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“After Love, There is Only Cuisine.”… The Charlie Trotter Documentary

“After Love, There is Only Cuisine”… Charlie Trotter From the Press Release: “Renowned chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter didn’t come from a food-focused family, attend culinary school, or start working in kitchens when he was 14. In truth, it wasn’t until college that Trotter discovered his passion for fine cuisine with the…

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AD LIB Welcomes Chef Norman Van Aken

Courtesy: AdLibGables

We are proud to announce the newest addition to the 50 Eggs Team, James Beard Award-winning chef, Norman Van Aken who will be leading the AD LIB dream team. Chef Van Aken is the only chef in Florida to win the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who in American Food and Beverage” award,…

Kitchen Conversations

Books & Books, A Florida Treasure

I am very happy to read this New York Times article about Mitchell Kaplan and his beautiful bookstores, “Books & Books”. I have admired them from the small original one in Coral Gables to the others from Miami Beach to Key West and beyond. I’m also very happy that on April 11th…

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The Big Dog: A Podcast by Marion Kane

Courtesy: Marion Kane, Food Sleuth

Marion Kane came to Miami to interview me for her podcast. We met at our cooking school, “In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken”. The link will take you to the podcast. But first some words about Ms. Kane. Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for…

Kitchen Conversations

Kitchen Conversations: Edward Lee

On Thursday, April 11th I will be joining my friend and fellow Chef/Author Edward Lee at ‘Books & Books’ in Coral Gables to celebrate the publication of Edward’s heralded book, “Buttermilk Graffiti”. Our conversation will be moderated by the James Beard Award winning journalist Carlos Frias. Our conversation starts at 8 p.m….

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Pérez Art Museum Gala

Courtesy: PAMM Portraits (Pérez Art Museum Miami)

PAMM is gearing up for its fifth annual Art of the Party on March 9, 2019, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year presented by Valentino. This year, PAMM has the privilege of honoring artist Christo, whose work spans over a monumental six decades, alongside Miami philanthropists Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst. The…

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“If the map of the world were a tablecloth, and I could choose a place at that table, I would sit at the Southern tip of Florida, at the nexus of North America and the Caribbean. My plate would touch Cuba, the Florida Keys, the Yucatan, the West Indies, the Bahamas, and South America. And, if time could tell, I would listen to the tales of voyagers, discoverers, traders and mystics who, in searching for “the Indies”, the Great Kahn and the riches of China, discovered something much more valuable and enduring, A New World of Culinary Treasures. Almost instantly, the cuisines of the Old World began to merge with foods of the new one; This evolutionary and inexorable fusion lies at the heart of New World Cuisine.”

— Norman Van Aken, July, 1993
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