Real Time Web Analytics Foodie Gossip: May 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Chef Casey Thompson Shares BBQ Tips Recipes & More

It’s not every day that one gets to speak with one of their favorite chefs on one of their favorite subjects. So you can image my thrill when I had the opportunity to chat with Chef Casey Thompson about my favorite subject: Barbecue.
Born and raised in Texas – home of some of the best barbecue in America, Casey began her culinary career at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. She worked her way up the culinary ladder and after a few years she became ...   READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Talking Brunch with ‘Chef’ Joseph Gannascoli

[photo by Andrew Richter/imagesAR]

“I drink too much, I eat too much, I gamble too much. Hey that’s me.”
Joseph Gannascoli is a “knockaround” guy.

Someone you can hang out with, down a few drinks and smoke a cigar with kind of guy; a “Goodfella” without the actual ties to organized crime. Best known for his portrayal of the closeted gangster Vito Spatafore on the epic HBO series, The Sopranos, Joe’s professional life actually kicked off as a self-taught cook.

“I kicked around couple of restaurants in Manhattan. Then when I was young, I was 21, I went to New Orleans for about 3 years. Then I came back and ... Read more >>

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Taking a Culinary Journey with Joanne Weir

Joanne Weir has a career that most people can only dream of. On top of having her own cooking series on PBS, several published cookbooks, and a restaurant, she travels around the world to places like Tuscany and Seville, showing people where to dine and find unique cultural experiences.


It started about 15 years ago, when she was teaching cooking classes. A friend of a friend from Italy asked her to help teach her culinary classes in the United States. Then with an ‘aha!’ moment, this friend told Joanne she needed to teach the classes in Europe. Her program exploded, and Joanne’s European excursions were ... Read more >>