The Heirloom Recipe Index exists to make your Grandma (or great uncle, or second cousin on your mother's side) a superstar and preserve their kitchen legacy.
The lost art of letter writing is something Lisa Miller's 86-year-old grandmother, or "Grams," simply hasn't lost.
Writes Grams: "I found this recipe in Judy's library when I was there with her and the kids. It sounds different (and good) . I'm going to make it as soon as I mail these recipes to you (I can't wait). I hope you like them. (I want to put them in Joan's lunch and for the girls at the shop). Love ya, Grams"
We mentioned earlier that the il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Arizona, is offering a lion meat burger during the World Cup - much to the chagrin of animal rights activists. Now our colleagues at CNN Money have hunted down the exotic meats purveyor who's been feeding the frenzy.
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French-born Chef Eric Ripert is the executive chef at the internationally acclaimed Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City.
Chef Ripert and the seafood-focused Le Bernardin currently hold the Michelin Guide's highest rating of three stars, as well as four stars from the New York Times - among other accolades.
Ripert more recently appears as a judge on this season of Bravo's "Top Chef: D.C."
Nevertheless, even critically acclaimed chefs have their moments of embarrassment: we commend Monsieur Ripert for being brave enough to share his chef walk of shame with the Eatocracy masses.
5 Most Embarrassing Moments as a Young Chef: Eric Ripert
We're still recovering from jet lag and an unexpected overnight stranding in Denver. But, while we're cooking up our recap from last weekend's Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, enjoy these iPhone Hipstamatic snaps from the weekend.
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