Al Roker to Emcee, Charlie Trotter to Whip up Magic at Bocuse d’Or USA ‘Culinary Olympics’ at Walt Disney World Resort

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Contest to Culminate Sept. 27 in Star-Studded Gala Featuring World’s Top Chefs LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – When the gold-standard Bocuse d’Or USA culinary cook-off unfolds Sept. 26 and 27 at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort, TV personality Al Roker will emcee the excitement. When the contest concludes and spatulas rest, culinary great Charlie … Continue reading "Al Roker to Emcee, Charlie Trotter to Whip up Magic at Bocuse d’Or USA ‘Culinary Olympics’ at Walt Disney World Resort"
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Back from Disneyland – A Few Observations

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I’m just back from a short overnight trip to Disneyland – we went up to attend Taste – the final signature event of this year’s Food and Wine Festival. Taste was fun – I’ll have more information and pictures up later. We stayed at the Paradise Pier – the last time I stayed there was … Continue reading "Back from Disneyland – A Few Observations"
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Food and Wine Festival – How to Bake a Chocolate Souffle

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Warning: This blog entry contains explicit chocolate photos. Not recommended for non-chocoholics. Chocolate Souffle was the star of the first Sweet Sundays demonstration of this year’s Food and Wine Festival, prepared by Napa Rose’s pastry chef Jorge Sotelo, and his assistant Sergio. Chocolate Souffle Makes 8 servings 6-1/2 ounces 62% Scharffen Berger Dark chocolate (or … Continue reading "Food and Wine Festival – How to Bake a Chocolate Souffle"
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Weekday Fun at Disneyland and DCA

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Out-of-town friends gave me the excuse to play hooky from work one afternoon last week and spend some time at Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland. And I thought I’d share a few observations. My friend AK and I attended the Miner Family Wine Tasting Seminar at DCA’s Food and Wine Festival. I was pleased to … Continue reading "Weekday Fun at Disneyland and DCA"
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Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival – Day 2

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Another busy day today…and it was *hot*. Definitely high 80s, if not in the 90s. Whew. There was quite a breeze blowing, too – which was good, because it helped keep us a little cooler, but it was also bad, because they couldn’t put up all of the big umbrellas, for fear they would topple … Continue reading "Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival – Day 2"
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Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival – Day 1

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Finally! The first weekend of Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure. The Festival will have daily events from April 11-May 5. Lee and I will be here at Disneyland for the first weekend of the Festival – we are spending two nights at the Grand Californian, and I will be attempting … Continue reading "Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival – Day 1"
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DCA Food and Wine Festival Update

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I was checking out Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival website (http://www.disneyland.com/foodandwine) last night and noticed that some new things have been added recently. Most weekends are going to feature a celebrity chef who will be conducting cooking demonstrations as well as book signings. In addition to Chef Jamie Gwen, who will be there every … Continue reading "DCA Food and Wine Festival Update"
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Blog Follow-ups

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I thought I’d post some follow-ups to a couple of previous blog entries. Last week I wrote about the new House of the Future, coming to Disneyland in May. (That blog entry can be found HERE.) One thing the article didn’t mention is that it was going in on the ground floor of Innoventions. We … Continue reading "Blog Follow-ups"
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