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Congratulations are in Order!

Congratulations are in order for Michel Richard and his team over at Central for taking home The James Beard Award last night for Best New Restaurant! Apparently, Richard was so happy he did a little jig across the stage!

For a list of other winners and the nominees, visit their website.

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Sweet Hope at Citronelle

This past Saturday, Citronelle hosted their annual Sweet Hope party – a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Guests bring an unwrapped children’s toy or monetary donation for entry and then can indulge in Michel Richard’s incredible desserts. A variety of desserts are served up by elves right in the kitchen. And it wouldn’t be a holiday party without champagne, eggnog and delightful hot chocolate.


And of course, Chef Richard was on hand and signing autographs for his book – Happy in the Kitchen.


To sign up for their mailing list (and be informed of the party for next year), click here and go to the bottom of the page for email signup.

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Hot Off the Press: Michel Richard to “open” a restaurant in LA

Straight out of the LA Times this morning is news that Michel Richard will once again be the culinary director at Citrus at Social, which is part of Jeffrey Chodorow’s entertainment complex on Sunset Boulevard.

Not to worry though, Richard said he is not leaving Washington and though the food will be “100% mine” he will only be stopping by Citrus in California once a month to check on things.

The reason for opening restaurants around the country when Citronelle and Central are doing so well? Richard said, “I need the money. I’ve got six kids and college costs $60,000 a year before taxes.”

Richard is also working on opening Citronelle at Carmel Valley Ranch and a restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (opening in 2009).

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Michel Richard – You Make Me So “Happy in the Kitchen”

Since Michel Richard’s cookbook Happy in the Kitchen came out last year, I have been head over heels.

Winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, for Citronelle, Michele Richard is truly one of the most innovative culinary minds in the world.

This past week, I cooked a full dinner using only recipes from Happy in the Kitchen, and I am delighted to report that yet again, all the recipes were incredibly easy to follow and perfectly accurate. If you don’t have this cookbook and have any amount of passion for cooking, you must run out and buy it asap!

Here’s what I made…

To start – Low Carb-o-nara

Who would have guessed that the noodles are really sliced onions – it certainly didn’t taste like it!

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