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So, how do chefs at the Four Seasons keep their cuisine new and exciting? If you oversee an Italian restaurant, nothing quite beats a trip to Italy to do the trick. And so it was that Executive Sous Chef Nick Mastracusa spent time last fall in Tuscany. He came back to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai inspired […]

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is known as much for its dining as it is for  luxurious hotel accommodations. Great ingredients, with an emphasis on farm fresh local selections, are the key. Food takes center stage. All photos in this post are from the new menu debuting tomorrow. Executive Sous Chef Nick Mastrascusa has been overseeing tastings […]

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Wolfgang Puck is one of the most recognized celebrity chefs in the United States, as well as the world. Puck shares some of his celebrity chef recipes on my  blog and they are fabulous. Whether it’s overseeing the Oscar after party or demonstrating how to create his signature satay recipe, Puck has changed the culinary […]

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These days it’s almost impossible to get my entire family, including the “Blue Baker,” on vacation. So, you can imagine it was pretty exciting when we connected in Hawaii this summer. There is nothing quite like the Saturday night beach barbecue at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. Executive Chef […]

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Wolfgang Puck is a world famous master chef and restauranteur. His first flagship restaurant, Spago, in Beverly Hills, instantly made him a culinary phenomenon. Puck has picked up numerous awards over the years, including the highly respected James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef of the Year (twice) and Restaurant of the year. As Las […]

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At Villa d’Este, it’s  natural to wonder what the favorite risotto is of the executive chef, affectionately known as the “King of Risotto.” I loved reading about the Risotto With Spring Vegetables that is also one of the hotel favorites,  and evidently that of Pope Paul II as well. Chef Parolari and Jean Salvadore share […]

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  When Elton John requests that his personal chef take cooking lessons from the “King of Risotto,” Chef Luciano Parolari, it probably means that Villa d’Este’s chef  of more than 30 years has created an utterly fabulous risotto.I love the stories from Tales of Risotto about the Risotto con Pesce Persico (perch fillets) served at […]

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  Executive Chef Luciano Parolari, otherwise known as the “King of Risotto,” has an endless supply of great stories from his experiences at  Villa d’Este on beautiful Lake Como. There are so many tales to tell (check out “Tales of Risotto”),  from favorites of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Madonna and Gianni Versace. […]

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 Frank Sinatra and Ava Garnder’s first visit to Villa d’Este was in the 1950’s.  I love the story about a favorite new dish enjoyed during their stay.  “The (artichoke risotto)  is a risotto that for many years could only be made during the artichoke season, which is the month of March. That was true in […]

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An interview with Wolfgang Puck is always fascinating, simply because Puck is the quintessential chef, entrepreneur and culinary genius. Usually I like to conduct my own interviews, but I thought John Mitsewich captured some interesting facets of Puck’s personality for  American Food Guide. John’s interview is a fun read.   What is a typical workday […]

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