Memorial Day Grilling Tips and Burger Recipe

If you're going to be around a grill this weekend, and hopefully even poolside, it's important that you're fully armed so you can tackle the grill with confidence and ease. I'm thrilled to share some tips from the culinary experts at Hard Rock Cafe.  Having spent many business trips out west at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, I've eaten my fair share of larger-than-life, juicy burgers.  What's the secret to some of their great burgers and can an average cook replicate their flavor? Follow these tips: … [Read more...]

Benihana Grilling Tips from Iron Chef Sakai

It’s holiday time- a full month synonymous with festive parties and dining out.  In fact, restaurateurs say that more families than ever are choosing table service over table setting. For years, one of our favorite family dining experiences is eating habachi style at Benihana restaurant.  Last month I had the honor of training one-on-one and Be-the-Chef with head chef Rupak at Benihana's NYC midtown location.  I learned the art of Teppanyaki cooking and all the celebrated tricks of the Benihana trade (including flipping shrimp tails into my … [Read more...]