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.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Champagne


New Year's Eve has passed but there's never a wrong time to enjoy these two great pairings: Great Champagne and fancy chocolate dipped strawberries. Lauren Brown of Brown's New York Deli and Tim Varan of Tim's Wine Market helped out for this edition of The Daily Chew.

David Ramirez Shows How to Build a Chocolate Christmas Tree on The Daily Chew


David Ramirez of David Ramirez Chocolates was my guest on Thursday's The Daily Chew segment on WFTV-Channel 9 and icFlorida. It's a really simple thing to do, and if you've got kids, they'll love helping you make it -- and eat it.

You can make your own star pattern on drawing paper. You'll need to draw stars that are 5 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches and 2 inches across, about five of each. It doesn't matter if they're not perfect stars -- this recipe is very forgiving. 

Take a look at the video above, and then you can find some of the instructions here.



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