Richard Vayda instructs a Wine Essentials class.

Holiday Wines from Around the World

Fortunately, this six-session survey of the world’s bounty of grapes – covering 60+ wines – offers some great holiday selections. Due to availability, the wines change regularly, but following are

Wines from Spain serves a tasting of white and red wines at ICE's Los Angeles campus.

A Beginner’s Guide to Spanish Wines

Spain began producing wine more than 3,000 years ago. The earliest examples were vineyards planted in the sherry-producing regions of Jerez and Cadiz, which date back to the Phoenicians around 1100 B

Ira's self-care salad is colorful and therapeutic after a long day at work.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Cooking and Baking

The work of chopping — and the primary reason I think my roommate often chooses an elaborate, produce-heavy dish — provides a sense of focus and clarity, a kind of meditative state found in committing

ICE alum Adrienne Cheatham was the runner-up of "Top Chef" season 15.

Food TV Tips for Future Chefs

A veteran of Le Bernardin and Red Rooster, Adrienne made it to the “Top Chef” finale with her takes on Southern food with French techniques, which she showcases monthly in her Sunday Best pop-up

ICE alum Yoon Hee Kim visited the LA campus for a tea tasting and demo.

How a Culinary Arts Grad Became a Tea Expert and Educator

How did you become engrossed in tea? Tea has been a constant in my life even when I didn’t know it was. Once I began teaching tea, I learned that it was there before I was born. I came to the U.S

A bowl of bibimbap at Majordomo

A Week of Eats in LA

Day 1 We start at the beach in Santa Monica, getting in late afternoon and heading straight to the pool for Bloody Marys and salads. Shutters On the Beach is the place to stay. It’s right on the beach

Sohui Kim is the chef/owner of The Good Fork in Brooklyn.

ICE Alumni Earn Michelin Guide Acclaim

Restaurant Daniel earned two Michelin stars with the help of Michael Lawrence (Culinary, '91), executive director of operations for The Dinex Group. Lawrence has worked with the group since 1998

Women in Hospitality United hosted its first Solution Sprint in September.

Women in Hospitality United Hosts Inaugural Sprint

The #MeToo movement has exposed a long-accepted culture of harassment and gender discrimination in the hospitality industry. In late 2017, when the press reported sexual harassment allegations against

Little Tong Noodle Shop's popular chicken soup.

New York City’s Ever-Evolving Chinese Food Scene

Most Americans have a deeply personal relationship with Chinese food. Some of us have inherited ties to ancient regional Chinese culinary traditions. Others are devoted to wildly inauthentic

Everyday Dal packages and Indian ingredients

How Indians Unlock the Power of Spice

My pet theory about why Indian food doesn’t catch fire is because unlike other Asian cuisines, Indian cooking doesn’t rely on sugar for flavor. Take Japanese sushi rice, Thai coconut curries, Korean

The stunning Douro Valley is just a day trip from Portugal's second-largest city, Porto.

Five Reasons Portugal is a Culinary Traveler’s Haven

Here are five reasons culinary travelers should head to Portugal. Dessert First Lucy, our tour guide from Culinary Backstreets, fills us in on the fact that the Portuguese have an enormous penchant

Hattie B's serves authentic Nashville hot chicken.

Pro Travel Tips from 72 Hours in Nashville

My suggestion is to plan 30 days out; you’ll usually get a fair flight price and enough available restaurant reservations. Always secure a great dinner; you can “wing” the rest. Here’s my process for

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