Top Chef Masters' Patricia Yeo Joins Khong River House

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Patricia Yeo joins Khong
Patricia Yeo has quite an extensive resume and career trajectory.

Originally the Oregon native was on a science path, studying biochemistry at Princeton University when she enrolled in a cooking class in New York. She met celebrity chef Bobby Flay while attending New York Restaurant School, and he took the fledgling chef under his wing. After working at Miracle Grill, Mesa, and Bolo, the chef opened AZ in New York City in 1999. In 2007, Yeo moved to Southeast Asia to hone her craft, working as a restaurant consultant while learning the flavors and culture of the region. Yeo returned to the states and opened Boston's Ginger Park in 2009. Yeo then moved to Om Restaurant & Lounge and Moska, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before heading to Chicago to take a consulting job in Chicago.

The chef and cookbook author, who competed on season four of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, has now landed in Miami Beach to helm the kitchen at Khong River House.

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The International Mango Festival: Colombian Mango Tastings and Star Chefs' Brunch

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Moist, marvelous mangoes. If the mere mention of them makes your mouth swoon, then get ready for this weekend when the 22nd annual International Mango Festival graces our palates. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden event will be held Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, because one day of mango worship is just not enough. Among the yoga, shopping, lectures, and activities for the kids, there's tons of mango to try.

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What to Do With an Emu Egg

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Sure, they're pretty. But what do you do with them?
There they were at the Grove Green Market. Even on a table filled with hot-pink dragon fruit and spotted beans, they catch the eye of everyone who passes by. Maybe it's because they look so surreal.

Green from a distance, the objects are speckled with blue hues upon closer inspection. These emerald giants barely fit into the palm of your hand and look more like props from a Harry Potter movie, where a farmer would sell dragon or griffin eggs at the local market. But these are real and of our world. They're emu eggs.

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Real Housewives of Miami's Ana Quincoces at Fresh Market Coconut Grove

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Real Housewife Ana Quincoces can cook!
Sure, Bravo's Real Housewives franchise generally portrays women as foul-mouthed botoxed, spoiled harpies who do nothing but drink Pinot Grigio, shop for shoes and plastic surgery, and gossip.

But not all of the Real Housewives of Miami are like that. Take, for example, Ana Quincoces. This Miami native and RHOM cast member is an attorney, chef, and cookbook author who was voted Miami's "Hottest Chef" by Eater in 2011.

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Allen Susser Hosts Free Cooking Class at Whole Foods Market

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Chef Allen will show you how to make delish summer dishes.
Summertime is here, and you're desperately trying to figure out some easy and healthful meals to whip up in no time. Looking at all the beautiful seasonal fruits, you know there must be a way to use them creatively, but you chicken out and stock up on frozen dinners instead.

James Beard Award-winning chef Allen Susser has a better idea. He's urging you to put down that Lean Cuisine and join him in the kitchen at Whole Foods Market's Coral Gables' Lifestyle Center for a little demo on how to do summertime dishes right.

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Lokal's My Childhood Dream: How To Make the Perfect Burger For National Doughnut Day

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Matt Kuscher and his Childhood Dream.
Today is National Doughnut Day and there's no better way to celebrate than with a delicious burger and a cold craft beer.

But it can't be just any burger. You have to have Lokal Burgers & Beer's My Childhood Dream, the doughnut burger that owner Matthew Kuscher has literally been thinking about since he was a kid.

"My dad owned a Dunkin' Donuts just outside Washington D.C. when I was a kid. Back then everything was baked fresh. Remember those commercials -- time to make the doughnuts? That was my dad," Kuscher told Short Order.

Matt confesses there was one problem with this seemingly perfect childhood. "Back then, the store just sold doughnuts and coffee. Maybe a bagel. And I hated doughnuts."

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Free Grilled Cheese Cooking Class With Allen Susser Tonight at Whole Foods Coral Gables

Make gourmet grilled cheese with a little help from a James Beard winner.
National grilled cheese month continues along its cheesy path tonight with a free cooking class tonight at Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables.

Oh, and the class is taught by a James Beard winner. So, who's this top chef and what's he doing making a humble grilled cheese sandwich, anyway?

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- Five Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for National You-Know-What Month

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Yardbird's Jeff McInnis Makes Fried Chicken at the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen (Video and Recipe)

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Jeff McInnis fries chicken at the Bon Appetit test kitchen.
You'd expect to be served some great fried chicken at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. After all, the restaurant's slogan is "run, chicken, run" as in some guy with a very sharp knife is coming for you, little one.

But making fried chicken in the Bon Appetit test kitchen? That's quite an honor for Yardbird's chef/owner Jeff McInnis, who was invited to display his "Southern Jedi" mastery of the bird.

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese From Yardbird Southern Table & Bar's Jeff McInnis

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We've asked Miami's hottest chefs and bartenders for tips and recipes to make your turkey day the most delicious ever. And we are sharing a few recipes or tips, along with some thoughts from each chef on what the holiday means to them.

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A holiday table in the south isn't complete without a heaping dish of macaroni and cheese. This universally loved side pleases the pickiest eaters with its bubbling cheesy goodness.

Yardbird's Jeff McInnis shares a mac and cheese from his family to yours:

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Fifty Shades of Chicken: Awesome Erotic Chicken Recipes (Video)

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Fifty Shades of Chicken
Be careful of those dripping thighs.
Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than-Hemingway writing style.

So, it's only natural that someone would take this turkey of a book and make it all about chicken. Fifty Shades of Chicken, to be exact. This extremely hilarious cookbook offers 50 different erotic chicken recipes like dripping thighs, mustard spanked chicken, and chicken with a lardon.

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