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Originally posted 05/15/2013 04:05PM
What do you cook for a prince?
Manhattan-based chef April Bloomfield was faced with that task on Tuesday when Prince Harry, who is in the middle of a week-long visit to the United States, attended the Innovation Is Great event at MILK Studios in NYC's Meatpacking District. And she opted to make the royal heartthrob feel right at home.
"The event was to celebrate innovation in British technology, so I decided to do a British-style menu," said Bloomfield whose restaurants include The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room and The John Dory Oyster Bar. "For example, [I served] pea pudding, because peas are as English as the Queen."
A Brit herself, Bloomfield crafted a culturally creative menu of hors d'oeuvre to reflect her native country and her restaurants' signature dishes. Prince Harry, who attended the event (which supported The GREAT campaign, promoting U.K. tourism, education, business and the strength of U.S. and U.K. relations) with British Prime Minister David Cameron dined on beef and stilton pie; cheddar and piccalilli tea sandwiches; Scotch quail eggs; and sipped on The Spotted Pig's famous Pimm's cup.
Originally posted 05/12/2013 10:15AM
"I'd bring handfuls of pine nuts from the tree in our backyard so my mom could make this for me," says Fabio Viviani of his pesto pasta dish featured in this week's PEOPLE.
His new book Fabio's Italian Kitchen is available in stores now.
Originally posted 05/10/2013 12:30PM
It's never too late to celebrate the leading lady in your life. Likewise, come Mother's Day, it's never too early to stir up something festive in her honor.
Whip up these mom-worthy cocktails at your Sunday brunch – and just don't be surprised if she likes them more than that greeting card you picked out.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 01:00PM
Even titled nobility like Prince Harry can kick back and enjoy the basic gastronomic pleasure of a hamburger – chased by a mojito.
So it was proved only recently at London's Hard Rock Calling music festival, where Harry rocked stage-side to the American band The Killers while he also chowed down from the concert's food menu.
"Harry has joined us at Hard Rock Calling twice now and each time he has visited our Hard Rock Cafe tent," says the Hard Rock's Orlando-based executive chef Jason Gronlund, who describes the chain's Classic Legendary Burger as "topped with seasoned bacon, two slices of Cheddar cheese, a crisp fried onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles."
Originally posted 05/02/2013 12:30PM
Wondering what to serve at your Kentucky Derby party this weekend?
Let Edward Lee, one of Louisville, Ky.'s celebrity chefs, help you out.
The former Top Chef contestant (he made it to the top five in season 9) and brand new dad – his daughter Arden Rose Lee was born on April 29 – shares his special version of the quintessential cocktail typically served at the premiere horse race.
Originally posted 05/04/2013 10:00AM
It's the weekend. You've (hopefully) traded in your winter attire for your spring best. And, as if those weren't already perfectly legitimate reasons to mix up something, um, strong, Sunday is Cinco De Mayo.
In honor of the holiday, here are five drink recipes to ensure your celebration is muy bueno.
Originally posted 04/28/2013 02:35PM
Drew Barrymore loves to laugh and have a good time with family and friends. And one of the ways she'll surely be doing that this spring and summer is with one of her favorite dishes, Clams Montecito, which she named for her home in the exclusive area of California.
"We cook a lot. We like to crack open a bottle of wine and then break out a bunch of yummy Manila clams," she tells Eric Ripert of the dish, which they prepared together on Reserve Channel's On the Table.
"What inspires my cooking is my daughter because I want to be able to throw things together for her in an effortless fashion," Barrymore, 38, says of little Olive, who was born Sept. 26.
Originally posted 04/24/2013 10:00AM
How does the World's Most Beautiful Woman keep her glow? With a diet that's healthy and balanced.
"For breakfast, I'll have coffee which I cannot give up, no matter what," Gwyneth Paltrow says. "And then I always have a really good smoothie. I graze a lot during the day, and I try to have a light lunch like a grilled marinated chicken breast grilled in a salad. For dinner, I eat whatever I want."
Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Good, includes favorite good-for-you recipes, such as her chicken burgers, which are great for the whole family.
"We love them," she says. "It's great to be able to make something when you're in a pinch."
Originally posted 04/21/2013 11:30AM
Turning 7 was extra sweet for Suri Cruise, who marked the April 18 milestone with – no surprise here – pretty pink cupcakes.
Mom Katie Holmes treated the birthday girl's first grade class at her Manhattan private school to 24 flourless cupcakes from Eleni's New York bakery. Topping off each of the confections: pink icing and pink nonpareils.
"Everyone loved them," a source tells PEOPLE of the surprise baked up for Tom Cruise's youngest child.
Originally posted 04/09/2013 12:45PM
Curtis Stone's new cookbook What's For Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life is designed to help make meal time easy, fun and tasty despite everyone's hectic schedules. And the Aussie chef and host of Top Chef Masters certainly knows about that challenge from first-hand experience.
"Our lives are so varied," Stone says about life in L.A. with his fiancée, actress Lindsay Price, and their son Hudson, 14 months. "The only thing that's constant is there is no consistency."
Which makes the few quiet traditions they have that much more meaningful. One of Stone's favorite rituals is their post-day hangout. "When we get home from work, Lindsay and I sit at the kitchen bar and have a glass of wine," says Stone. "Hudson will sit and have a snack while we reflect on our day. It's pretty special."
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