Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

Beyond Food: Finding Love At Festivals

Not all food festivals are made for singles
Apr 19, 2012 1:01 pm
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There have been roughly three million articles written about the best places to look for love. The library! The grocery store! Church groups! Devil worshipper speed dating nights! No matter where they tell you to go, it all boils down to the same piece of advice: go to a place where you can meet people with common interests.

Live From Pebble Beach: The Grand Finale

12 things we learned at the weekend's blowout event
Apr 16, 2012 4:31 pm
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If you were at PBFW for hair gel tips more than for the food, Guy Fieri's Interactive Dinner was a perfect option. And If you were really lucky (or lucky enough to finagle a media pass), you were at the Grand Finale Dinner featuring a full line-up of Champagne from Dom Pérignon. Baller status. Here are some things I learned over the course of the evening:

Farewell To Foie Gras Lunch

In Pebble Beach, one last bash before the foie ban
Apr 15, 2012 12:01 pm

On July 1, 2012, chefs in the state of California will no longer be able to serve foie gras in their restaurants. CA Senate Bill 1520 stipulates: “A product may not be sold in California if it is the result of force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size.”

Live From Pebble Beach Food and Wine Fest

The indulgent food fest kicks off in California
Apr 13, 2012 3:31 pm

Pebble Beach Food & Wine is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and we're up here on the Monterey Peninsula to capture all the action.

Pebble Beach Is Decadent And Depraved

Dan Dunn: Out of his element and into the bag
Apr 9, 2012 2:01 pm

The 5th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival begins on Thursday. To help kick off the prestigious event, we present this excerpt from our Imbiber columnist, and seasoned festival-goer, Dan Dunn’s most recent book, Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour. You can catch our coverage, which begins on Friday.

Video Interview With Michael Symon

Chef Symon on ABC's fall food talk show The Chew
May 6, 2011 1:29 pm
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Photo: Riccardo Savi

Chef Michael Symon is going to have a tough time growing dreadlocks. But in other ways he is hoping to become Whoopi Goldberg.

Symon, Mario Batali, Carla Hall from Top Chef, nutrition expert Daphne Oz, and Clinton Kelly from What Not To Wear have been cast as the chatters on a new ABC food-focused daytime talk show called The Chew...

Pop Rocks Overkill?

Pop Rocks snap, crackle, flop in Pebble Beach
Apr 29, 2011 3:00 pm
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Photo: Silasofthelambs on Flickr

Clever turns to cloying real quick these days.

Last night for an opening showcase at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, two highly decorated chefs used the same device in an attempt to tickle both the tongues and the nostalgic pleasure centers of anyone...


An imaginary app our man can get behind
Apr 26, 2011 1:00 pm

As detailed in a recent Facebook status update, I’ve evolved to a point where I am no longer inclined to engage in such antiquated activities as paying attention to my loved ones,...


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