Miami’s Adrianne Calvo: Flavor obsessed and proud of it

  The first thing you may notice about Miami Chef Adrianne Calvo is that she’s pretty laid back. While many successful chefs have a reputation for controlling, Type-A personalities, Calvo appears to be the anti-Ramsay–but you wouldn’t know it from her drive to create a multi-sensory dining experience for the masses. You may also notice […]






Floridian included in Top Chef “Just Desserts”

Many accomplished Top Chef contestants have been demoralized by challenges requiring desserts. (Hello, Stephan and Tre!) Enter, a twist on Bravo’s successful Top Chef franchise simply called, “Just Desserts.” This season of TC has been pretty much dullsville so it will be interesting to see if all desserts all the time can hold the attention […]






“Making Lemons into Lemonade” and other food-related deep thoughts from the Real Housewives of New York

I’ve already confessed my preoccupation of all things reality TV. (See, for example posts about The Private Chefs of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of New Jersey). But leave it to reality television to raise the important questions for the masses to ponder. Thank you Kelly Bensimon, the self-described ”intellectual” of Bravo’s Real Housewives of […]






Mister M and I spent this rainy Sunday catching up on the massive amount of food shows that have accumulated on our DVR—about ten Barefoot Contessa episodes, the last three Top Chef Masters, episodes of Lydia’s Italy and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as well as Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills. That’s when we […]






We couldn’t resist this little food-related tidbit involving one of our favorite trainwrecks. Eat Me Daily is reporting that Teresa Giudice, the table-flipping star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, sold her cookbook, “Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy it – Live La Bella Vita and Look Great Too!” to Hyperion.  The book promises […]