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πŸ‘©β€πŸ³Chef Whites In The White HouseπŸ‘¨β€πŸ³

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM

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In honor of this years Inauguration Day (January 20th), we dedicate todays blog to weird rules that the staff of The White House Chefs have to follow and former White House Presidents favorite foods.

 

The White House Gingerbread House with former First Lady, Laura Bush

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To find out about former POTUS favorite recipes such as Theodore and Edith Roosevelts spiced cake, John F. Kennedy's New England fish chowder, and Abraham Lincolns corn dodgers, check out the link below

14 Of The Best Recipes From US Presidents and First Ladies

 

Weird rules that former chefs of The White House have to follow are quite interesting.

The First Lady can hire/fire the executive chefs at anytime.

Presidents can ban foods during their term.  After being served brussels sprouts, George W. Bush was quoted "Tell (chef) Pierre to never serve that to me again!" 

Barack Obama asked the kitchen staff to brew their own beer from scratch using in house ingredients.

Executive Pastry Chefs of The White House spends the whole year planning The White House gingerbread house (on top of their daily duties, banquets, etc).  Baking begins early November and continues the whole month.  After Thanksgiving for 4 days straight, they assemble the house.  Then in December, The White House gingerbread house is on display in The State Dining Room where over 60,000 guests walk through and view this delightful, eye catching treat!

For more weird rules that The White House Chefs have to follow

See the link below

Really Weird Rules White House Chefs Are Forced To Follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Events, chef, fun fact, food, gingerbread house, The White House, POTUS, The White House Chefs, Inauguration Day, The White House gingerbread house, First Lady

NYC Restaurant Week Is Back And It's Ready For TAKE OUT!

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

 

Restaurant Week in New York City known for all types to dine at the best restaurants and getting more "bang for your buck".

Participating restaurants celebrate fine dining by offering 3-course prix-fixe menus at affordable prices for lunch and/or dinner. 

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This year NYC Restaurant Week will be offering 3 course pre fixe menu @ $20.21 and extending this offer through take out.

What better way to enjoy the perks of restaurant week in the privacy in your own home.

So get your food apps ready and indulge while wearing your sweatpants and watching Netflix... Bon Apetite!

 

 

For more information on NYC Restaurant Week 2021

NYC Go/ NYC Restaurant Week 2021

NY Eater.com

Topics: New York City, Restaurant News, trends, online ordering, deliveries, take out, NYC restaurant week 2021, restaurant week, NYC restaurant week

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas πŸŽ„MargaritaπŸ₯‚

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

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While this may seem like a lame excuse to have a margarita in December, let’s just remember that 2020 is not over yet! Sure, margaritas are usually reserved for hot summer days but there are no rules as to when you can have one. Enter the White Christmas Margarita. With the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut milk, Santa Claus himself will wish you left this out instead of milk. You can keep your garnish simple by using rosemary sprigs and lime or you can rack up some bonus points and skewer a row of sugar coated cranberries (you got this!) So even if it doesn’t snow on December 25th, I know I’ll be having a White Christmas. Cheers!

 

Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats

White Christmas Margarita


Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
  • Garnish: lime slice
  • Garnish: cranberries
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Rim an old-fashioned glass with cinnamon sugar: Begin by wiping a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to wet the rim, then roll it in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice, and white cranberry juice. Shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice, a few cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Cocktail Ingredients, seasonal, trends, Drinks, Alcohol, Bar, margarita, holiday, celebration

Paris Gourmet Donates a Harry Potter's Gingerbread House

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 18, 2020 9:59:43 AM

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Earlier this month, our chef technician Calogero Romano created a gingerbread house version of the 4 Privet Drive house that Harry Potter grew up in from the movies.

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Paris Gourmet donated the gingerbread house to Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey to bring holiday cheer to the children at the hospital and also donated lots and lots of delicious pastries for the doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospital as well.

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The whole process of making the gingerbread house was featured on Paris Gourmet's daily Instagram stories.

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In case you missed seeing chef Calogero in action, you can still see it in Paris Gourmet's Instagram profile or in Chef Calogero's Instagram account as well.

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From drawings of the house to spraying the sorting hat. Every single detail of this intense process was captured.

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We hope that we can continue this tradition every year, where a member of our very talented chef technicians will produce a kid friendly gingerbread house to donate each holiday season.

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Any ideas or suggestions for which house to make next year? Do you have a favorite chef technician you would like to see? Let us know so we can start planning for next holiday season!

Again, another huge thank you to the staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital and all the doctors and nurses risking their lives to help others everyday and of course a big round of applause for chef Calogero Romano for sharing his talent and skills and creating a wonderful gingerbread house... we think J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter would be very proud!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Topics: trends, holiday, celebration, gingerbread house, Calogero Romano, Saint Barnabas Hospital, Livingston NJ, harry potter, harry potter gingerbread house, donation

David Chang Is A Winner!

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 4, 2020 9:53:36 AM

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David Chang, known as the chef/ founder of Momofuku πŸ‘ and host of "Ugly Delicious" ( the show is featured on Netflix) made history recently on another tv show called "Who wants to be a millionaire".

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Chef David Chang was the first celebrity to win the grand prize which is a million dollars to a charity of his choice. Host Jimmy Kimmel said "No (celebrity) has ever gone for it... they've all walked away."

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It was a victorious win on so many levels. For the food industry, it was a big win. David Chang donated all his winnings to Southern Smoke Foundation which helps assist those who work in the restaurant industry and effected by Covid.

πŸ¦ƒ17 Random Facts About Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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Every year in November, family members gather around the table and give thanks while enjoying the traditional turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes etc.

In honor of Thanksgiving, Paris Gourmet has listed 17 random facts about this holiday. So make your plate and enjoy your meal and these random facts.

May you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

πŸ¦ƒ In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday due to honoring Sarah Josepha Hale's ( she is known for writing the song "Mary had a little lamb") on going letters, requesting for 17 years that it should be a national holiday.

πŸ¦ƒ It has a rough history, but some U.S. Presidents pardon their turkey from being their dinner.

πŸ¦ƒ The average American eats around 16lbs of turkey per year.

πŸ¦ƒ In 1953 Swanson company had 260 tons of leftover frozen turkeys, so a salesman came up with the idea to make tv/ frozen dinners out of the leftovers

πŸ¦ƒ Cranberries are also known as "bounce berries" due to the method of tossing the cranberry in order to determine if it is ripe. So if your cranberry has a bounce, its ready to eat!

πŸ¦ƒ 60 million boxes of Stovetop's instant stuffing is sold each Thanksgiving

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πŸ¦ƒ The USDA states not to rinse your turkey in order to prevent harmful bacteria from spreading. As long as you cook the turkey to 165 degrees F, it will eliminate bacteria.

πŸ¦ƒ Minnesota produces the most turkeys in the U.S.

πŸ¦ƒ Only male turkeys can produce the "gobble" sound and it ca be heard from a mile away.

πŸ¦ƒ The tradition of football on Thanksgiving began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. In 1920 the NFL played their first game on the holiday.

πŸ¦ƒ Butterball answers over 100,000 questions about turkey and its cooking techniques every November and December. These questions can be answered via their Butterball Turkey Hotline

πŸ¦ƒ Apple pie is considered the most popular pie in the States.

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πŸ¦ƒ The average American consumes 3,000 - 5,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner.

πŸ¦ƒ There are 4 towns in the U.S. named " Turkey". They are located in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and Louisiana.

πŸ¦ƒ There is a National Turkey Federation... it does exist!

πŸ¦ƒ In WW2, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was cancelled due to the war and the rubber from the balloons was used to supply the army.

πŸ¦ƒ The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade didn't even have balloons. Instead they featured animals from the Central Park Zoo.

πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒ For more fun facts about Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒ

πŸ¦ƒ Mental Floss - 25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving

πŸ¦ƒ Mental Floss - 23 Thanksgiving Food Facts

πŸ¦ƒ Mental Floss - Debunking 18 Thanksgiving Myths

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πŸ¦ƒπŸ€£Addams Family Values (1993)- Wednesday's Revolt

πŸ¦ƒπŸ€£Addams Family Thanksgiving Turkey Day Song

Topics: meats, seasonal, youtube, holiday, celebration, fun fact, Thanksgiving, Turkey

πŸŽ΅πŸŽ™πŸŽ΅ Bacon, Eggs = Thank You, Next πŸŽ΅πŸŽ™πŸŽ΅

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Friday's are usually considered the day to kick off the weekend. For those in the restaurant industry, we consider Friday's to be our "Monday's". Either way, today's Feel Good Friday ends/starts with a funny note!

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Comedian Bec Hill has a unique way of show casing her talent. For this blog, let us introduce you to Bec Hill's "When you're in the club and hungry..." misheard lyric serious. This video is crafty with expressing the misheard lyrics to food and very entertaining to watch!

A common but misheard lyric is Ariana Grande's "Thank you, next" where many people have interpreted the lyrics as "bacon, eggs" and it has gone viral!

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Songs like Britney Spears' "You want a piece of me" is shown as " you wanna pizza me". Lyrics in the song " now she's too thin and she's too big" can be misinterpreted as " now cheese to thin and cheese to big".

So when you are "hangry", bored, or pretending to know the lyrics when singing to a song... enjoy yourself and PG's Feel Good Friday's featured youtube video.

Guilty as is, you know you have misheard lyrics and sang it with full confidence! Feel free to share in the comments below

When you're in the club and you're hungry... - Bec Hill

Topics: trends, youtube, lyrics, food, misheard lyrics, Comedian Bec Hill, music

πŸ«πŸ’£ Chocolate Bombs... "It's So HOT To Drink Right Now" β˜•

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 16, 2020 9:55:03 AM

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Trending on Tik Tok to Instagram, these so called "Chocolate Bombs" and/or "Cocoa Bombs" have gained a huge following and trend for 2020.

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Chocolate Bomb/ Cocoa Bomb is basically a hollow chocolate shell filled with hot chocolate mix which usually consists of cocoa powder, some sugar (optional), and marshmallows.

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The reason why it is gaining so much attention is because the experience is both delicious for the mouth and entertaining for the eyes to see.

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Each "bomb" is slightly different depending on where you purchase it or make it yourself. The chocolate bomb can be experienced by either pouring hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch it melt from the top view or place the "bomb" into a a cup already filled with hot milk and watch it disperse from below.

The item has gotten so popular that even Costco is selling a 16 pack of chocolate bombs with different flavors and the product is flying off its shelves. Some people are even taking advantage of the popularity and using the profits towards donations such as a local baker from North Idaho who sells it to raise money for Autism Speaks.

This tasty trend is going viral and hope it is a trend that will stay mainstream just a little bit longer and return every year. So cheers to those who are drinking the chocolate bombs!

My question is... who will be making the "Irish" Chocolate Bomb version?!? 😁

Topics: Videos, Restaurant News, Cacao Noel, Pastry Trends, beverage, trends, youtube, Drinks, chocolate, holiday, hot chocolate, cocoa bombs, marshmallow, cocoa powder, chocolate bombs

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯The Hottest Trend Right Now... The Warmest Places To Dine Out πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 2, 2020 1:36:41 PM

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New York has made it clear that outdoor dining is here to stay, but with the temperature slowly dropping and of course "Winter is Coming" outdoor dining can be a bit discouraging.

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Photo Credit: @danielboulud

Do not fear fellow dinners! New York has seen it all and been through it all. From hurricanes, snow storms, heat waves, to 9/11. New York restaurants have adapted and created the latest trend to dine... heated outdoor seating!

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Restaurants such as Daniel have set the bar to heated lamps and more intimate dining. Time Out New York, did a featured article and a Google Document that updated frequently of where to eat with heated outdoor dining. Listing all restaurants in all the five boroughs. So be hungry and excited... you will be toasty while toasting to a delicious dinner!

Topics: New York City, Restaurant News, trends, Drinks, Alcohol, in the news, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Outdoor Dining, Osteria Morini, heat lamps, google document, Daniel Boulud, Daniel, time out new york

Gratuity Is Not Included, But COVID Surcharge Is...

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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As of last week, the COVID 19 surcharge went into effect. Restaurants in New York City can charge up to 10% for this. The percentage can vary in each restaurant, but the maximum percentage is 10%. This will be before sales tax on your bill when you are dining in or ordering take out.

All restaurants participating must state the COVID 19 surcharge on their menu, app, and verbally by their staff. The reasoning for this surcharge is to have extra revenue for the restaurant and bars that are struggling to operate during this pandemic.

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Some restaurants and bars are a little hesitant to participate in the COVID 19 surcharge. It is not mandatory, but optional. The businesses fear the downside of the surcharge. Examples like customers not wanting to dine at their business when they can go down the block and not be charged the COVID 19 surcharge. Servers and front of house staff are discouraged knowing that this surcharge will mess up their tips and the lack of it to begin with.

Good news is that any business establishment that ends up abusing COVID 19 surcharge will be fined up $330 for each violation.

Mixed feelings are being discussed due to the COVID 19 surcharge. We just hope that everyone who plans to eat in New York City has brushed up on their math skills.

CNN.com -NYC Covid Restaurant Surcharge

NY1.com - NYC Restaurant and Bar Coronavirus Surcharge Takes Effect

NY.Eater.com - NYC Restaurant Surcharge Covid-19

Topics: New York City, Restaurant News, deliveries, Bar, in the news, take out, surcharge, COVID 19 Surcharge, COVID Surcharge

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