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Cooking and Chef Recipes

Here you'll find recipes and tips from some of the best chefs in Central Florida, plus the fun and exceedingly user-friendly columns from the Divas of Dish, Pam Brandon and Anne-Marie Denicole.

How to Make Macarons, with David Ramirez on The Daily Chew


Have you ever wondered how to make macarons, those tasty little French pastries? There are many steps involved, but master pastry chef David Ramirez of David Ramirez Chocolates walks us through it in this episode of The Daily Chew. Click on the video link above, and then find the macarons recipe at icFlorida.com.

Blissfully Brussels Sprouts from the Divas of Dish

Brussels sprouts divas

For those of us who suffered the childhood agony of boiled Brussels sprouts, it's time to rethink those itsy orbs.

Oh-so-thinly sliced, pan-seared and caramelized, Brussels sprouts are reborn. Tossed with pecorino Romano, plump golden raisins and a drizzle of sweet agave nectar, they're ready to wow even the most discerning foodie.

Delish with ham, roasted pork or a juicy leg of lamb, and, even better, this side is on the table in just 10 minutes.

Artichoke Gratin from Bram Fowler of Journeys Catering on The Daily Chew


Here's a great little dish you can throw together if you've got some people coming over, whether it's for a cocktail party or a game-day gathering. Bram Fowler or Journeys Catering shows how to make Artichoke Gratin on this episode of The Daily Chew. Click on the video above, then get the recipe at icFlorida.com.

Camilo in the Kitchen Premieres


Our friends over at Barnie's CoffeeKitchen have begun a series of videos featuring executive chef Camilo Velasco. In the initial episode, Velasco explains three of the dishes he's featuring at the Park Avenue Barnie's on the evenings that dinner is serves, Thursday through Saturday. In case you missed it, I told you about some of the good stuff they're serving in this article.

Click the video image above to see Camilo in the Kitchen.

Prime Rib from Bram Fowler of Journeys Catering


Doesn't prime rib sound good? Bram Fowler of Journeys Catering shows how he does it on this episode of The Daily Chew. 


  • Divas of Dish
    After creating countless thank-you feasts for their children’s elementary school teachers, Anne-Marie Hodges and Pam Brandon began compiling recipes and tips, and created their cookbook in 2004, Culinary Confessions of the PTA Divas:  Stylish Recipes and Saucy Secrets for the Everyday Gourmet was born in 2004.  Along with delicious recipes, the book is a tale of food and friendship that began with a grass-roots crusade to uplift the status of dedicated teachers at Hillcrest Elementary in downtown Orlando.

    Since the debut of the cookbook, Anne-Marie has married and moved to Phoenix (now Anne-Marie Denicole), and Pam, a resident of Winter Park, has written two cookbooks for Disney Publishing (Delicious Disney and Delicious Disney Desserts) and has a third Disney cookbook that will be in bookstores in 2010.
    The cookbook is available on amazon.com, or, for an autographed copy, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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