I commend everyone who can say ‘no’ to the tempting sugar bombs that are at most holiday gatherings this year. I, for one, tend to give in to temptation during the holidays. After all, in the spirit of giving, isn’t it okay to treat yourself too?
Royal Chef Darren McGrady
The Woodlands Wine and Food Week is a must do on my calendar each year. This year’s foodie extravaganza is June 2-8 and will feature more than 500 wines, 50 restaurants, legendary wine producers, culinary personalities, and a vast collection of craft beers and gourmet food purveyors.
It’s the perfect holiday for us wine loving romantics who not only cherish a glass of wine but also some rich, dark chocolate to go with. It’s no coincidence that most of the Valentine’s menus around town will have something chocolate on their dessert column. One of my go-to crowd pleasers is…
Whether you a committed foodie or just looking for a fun event to find some good vino, the Woodlands Wine & Food Week 2012 happened earlier this month and was an overwhelming success!
Royal Chef Darren McGrady is the Maestro of this delicious dish. The Royal Roulade Yule Log–it has a colorful history. There is a custom that dates back to the 12th Century in England that on Christmas Eve an enormous log of freshly cut wood would be brought into the house. This was known as the “Yule Log”.
I guess the Hollywood folks are used to every eye in the house tracking their every move when they’re out in public. That was the case Saturday night as Eva Longoria graciously greeted supporters at her annual Eva Longoria Celebrity Casino Night that benefits Eva’s Heroes – the charity she and her best friend founded to help mentally challenged teens and young adults.
This dessert is the ‘Royal’ version of Creme Brulee. Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady says this is a favorite of Prince William and Prince Harry. Click here to see my friend Chef McGrady preparing this delicious dessert. Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the brulee. Whisk the yolks, sugar and vanilla together in […]
Royal Chef Darren McGrady not only worked for the queen for years but also for Princess Di and yes, Princes William and Harry. Watch as he creates a palace favorite—crème brulee or as the royals like to say ‘burnt cream’. Truly a dessert fit for a queen!
Also…details on how you could tour London, Windsor Castle and Paris with the Royal Chef.
Romance is in the air and all over the airwaves now that Prince William and ‘Kate’ are engaged. If you were planning perhaps the most celebrated wedding of the decade, what would you serve? I asked Royal Chef Darren McGrady what he would serve at the Royal Wedding.