| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:11 PM
When guests walk the red carpet at Emeril Lagasse's Carnivale du Vin Saturday night, they'll be helping to raise roughly two million dollars for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. The black tie Carnivale is one of two events this weekend along with its...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
"Hey did you rent that suit? Hey, did you rent that suit?" Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse calls out guitarist Sammy Hagar on the red carpet of the Lagasse Foundation fundraiser, Carnivale du Vin. The event features world-renowned chefs like Lagasse,...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:33 PM
It's not uncommon to hear Kermit Ruffins singing or sipping a beer while he cooks. On the menu today? Stewed rabbit and grits. Ruffins shares the secret ingredients, "I love my Tony Chachere and my granulated garlic, a little thyme, a little bay leaf."...
| Jul 30, 2012
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Sidney Torres IV was mainly an expert in real estate. But in short order post-K, he became the rock star of the trash collection world.
Now, Torres has gone from trash man to paradise. Torres purchased and is restoring a 32...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:43 PM
"What happened last night?" — a line from the hit 2009 film "The Hangover."
LAS VEGAS — As the characters in the quintessential guys-bonding-in-Vegas movie "The Hangover" discovered, Sin City offers a multitude of grown-up escapes that could...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Colt Munchoff was a former athlete who felt invincible until a childhood trophy smashed into the back of his head, reducing him to nearly nothing.
His punt, pass and kick award flew out of a box in the back seat of Munchoff's car when it was rear-ended...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Food and wine festivals in the Southeast are hotter than a cast iron skillet full of corn bread. "We are witnessing a proliferation of festivals in the South and across the nation," says John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Emeril Lagasse has long owned a vacation place in South Walton in the Panhandle.
But a little more than a year ago, Lagasse moved his family from Louisiana to the Sunshine State full-time. It was his new home state that inspired the celebrity chef to...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Welcome to the holiday baking homestretch. Today at my blog, OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish, check out four twists on classic thumbprint cookies. These iconic treats have an indentation in the center made with the baker's thumb or a small spoon. The tiny...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:44 AM
What to get a little boy for Christmas that isn’t the usual toy car set, video game or sports item? One fresh-faced activist suggests an Easy-Bake Oven.
McKenna, 13, is petitioning toy maker Hasbro to stop marketing the kitchen set only to young...