Judy Greer has worn many hats in her career — including helpful best friend Penny on The Wedding Planner, wacky assistant Kitty on Arrested Development and maniacal secretary Cheryl on Archer — but our favorite yet is when she plays chef for the night. On Cooking Channel’s new show Star Plates, Judy learns how to make her favorite ravioli with Chef Antonia Lofaso — whom you may know from Top Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen — at Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles.
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I love to eat out (Who doesn’t? Especially in New York City.), and that often means figuring out ways to make restaurant dining part of a smarter overall food budget. To that end, there was an entire session dedicated to smarter cooking at a financial planning event I attended hosted by the website Learnvest. Gail Simmons, of Top Chef and Food & Wine fame, was one of the speakers and, like me, she enjoys a great meal out. But she understands that that means balancing with healthy, affordable cooking at home.
Here are a few of Gail Simmons’ top tips for cooking smarter at home:
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Tune into Reinventing the Meal this Sunday at 8pm ET with Chef Richard Blais. Join Blais as he seeks out unique purveyors, off-the-beaten-path ethnic kitchens & “wild card” foodie spots, collecting ingredients and insight as he goes.
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South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012 -- Sparkly Cow Greeter
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is well under way in sunny Miami and whether you prefer Iron Chefs to Top Chefs, Rachael Ray vs. Guy Fieri, the stars are out in force…
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