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Chef’s Kitchen: Enjoying Fanny’s Fried Chicken

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Get ready to put on your comfy, stretchy pants. A Space Coast to-go restaurant — Fanny’s Fried Chicken On The Go — is showing us some straight up, down-home cooking.

You won’t only find “love” in the fried goodness, but also, in the air.

“We were high school sweethearts and have been back together now 10 years,” co-owner and chef Joe Scala says of his love, Sylvia, who runs the joint out front. “I tell you — (opening Fanny’s) is the best idea I ever had in my life, besides hooking up with the love of

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Tri-Valley chefs compete to raise funds for Culinary Angels

Four Tri-Valley chefs will go head to head — virtually, from their kitchens — on Oct. 24 to raise money for the Culinary Angels.

The nonprofit is devoted to providing nutrient-rich meals to local residents with serious health issues. According to the group, about 95 percent of the recipients are going through cancer treatment.

“Now You’re Cooking with Culinary Angels,” with emcee Mel McKay of KKIQ, will feature chef Claudia Castillo Holley of the Angels kitchen, chef Francis X. Hogan of Sabio on Main in Pleasanton, chef Michaela Ketchum of Pennyweight Craft Brewing in Livermore and Mona Sethi of Pans

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New demand for personal chefs as restaurant industry lags

Chefs applying sauces and garnishes to a salmon entrée at a client’s home.

Source: Christine Hyatt

The personal chef business is booming as more consumers choose to eat at home during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than at restaurants.

The virus is expected to cause the restaurant industry to lose $240 billion in sales this year, based on estimates from the National Restaurant Association. Lockdowns pushed many Americans to spend more time eating at home, whether it’s restaurant food delivery, at-home cooking or the fruit of a personal chef’s labor. 

“It’s unfortunate that Covid-19 has brought what we do to

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Chilaquiles Straight from a Chef’s Home Kitchen

In December, Juan Sánchez, who was then a chef at Made Nice, Eleven Madison Park’s casual sister restaurant, started an Instagram account: @citlali_cocina. After five years in New York, Sánchez had noticed that the city’s Mexican food was mostly confined to the styles of a few regions, including Puebla, in central Mexico, and Oaxaca, in the south. Citlali Cocina would be a small way to highlight the cuisine of his home town, Guadalajara, and a place to collect ideas for the restaurant that he hoped to open someday.

Sánchez gets his corn tortillas from the Bronx and cuts them into
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Chef’s Kitchen: Paddlefish’s Cornbread Stuffing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It may be at Disney Springs, but one step inside Paddlefish restaurant and you’re transported all up into New England tastes and textures.

Paddlefish’s top chef, Steven Richard, is putting his beloved grandfather’s recipe on the Magical Dining Menu.

I tell you this, if you’ve never said, ‘Well, shoot, I can’t remember ever having “good” cornbread,” then stuffing a Massachusetts staple – cod – with sweet cornbread might just give you something to talk about.

Let’s cook!

Shrimp and Scallop Cornbread Stuffing (Yields four portions)

Recipe by Chef Steven Richard (and his late grandpa) at

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