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Lucky in Love!

Ok, so lets say you are a terrible cook and you want to impress your date. You are probably thinking, can I really pull off a decent meal to impress my date? The answer to this question is YES! Yes you can, this is not an impossible task.  I think anyone can surprise himself or herself by cooking a good home cooked meal. Maybe you are really worried and anxious about the whole thing. Well, why don’t you see if your date would collaborate with you to make it a more fun and casual dinner, this can always be a […]

The Big Irish Stu

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He makes a living cooking for celebrities in the order of Owen Wilson and Sharon Stone, but Nenagh-born and Los Angeles-based chef Stuart O’Keeffe insists that the razzle dazzle of Hollywood hasn’t compromised his passion for simple, uncomplicated dishes. I did halibut in a lemon sauce for Owen [Wilson] who was having a small private party in Malibu a couple of months ago. Often celebrities come over and talk to you, but Owen was quiet and reserved,” Stuart reveals from his home in the Hollywood Hills. The 30- year-old Irish chef describes his cooking as “homely and tasty”, and believes […]

St Patricks Day KTLA Menu

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Post this article and click Like on the Magic Bullet Fan Page to be in with a chance to win a Magic Bullet of your own! Potato Leek and Broccoli soup Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter 2 lbs Leeks, thinly sliced 3 lbs large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 head broccoli, florets roughly chopped 5 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 1/2 cups half-and-half Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste Method: In a large Dutch oven, melt butter and sauté leeks until soft. About 4 minutes. Add potatoes and broccoli and cook for further 3 […]

St Patricks Day

Check me out on KTLA this Thursday where I will be showing you how to set up your table for St Patricks day, A killer main course and a Surprise Dessert which can be whipped up in 10 seconds or less!!! Tune in to KTLA 5 the CW from 9am !!!!! Recipes will be posted Thursday morning so you can get your cook on that night !!!!! maybe with a few drinks too!

Cooking Technique – Braising

Today I am going to talk a bit about braising. Braising is cooking something (usually a tougher cut of meat) for a long time in some liquid at a low temperature until the meat falls apart. This is probably my favorite way to cook food. The reason being is because the prep time is relatively short and then you just leave it in the oven for a few hours and you don’t have to keep a watchful eye over it. My favorite recipe to cook this way is Beef and Guinness Short ribs that can be found on my blog, Click Short […]

Off to the Tasty Awards Tonight

TONIGHT IS THE TASTY AWARDS!!!!! TUNE INTO HULU TO WATCH THEM!!! PRIVATE CHEFS OF BEVERLY HILLS is nominated for an Award!!!!  Wish us luck ! The TASTY AWARDS is the premier broadcast awards show to celebrate and recognize the year’s best achievements in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, and Online. TASTY AWARDS recipients are announced and receive their honors on January 13, 2011 at a Red Carpet Awards Show inHollywood, portions of which are filmed for broadcast on national television to millions of households, as well as on Hulu.com and partner sites.

Sofia Vergara and Chef Stuart Cook Together Using Tupperware’s Brand New Smartsteamer

Yesterday in Santa Monica, I attended an event with Sofia Vergara to launch Tupperware’s brand new Smart Steamer, a brand new product that cooks food solely using steam. I had so much fun with Sofia in the kitchen, she was hilarious and she was astounded by how easy it was to create a meal in minutes in the microwave using the Tupperware SMART STEAMER. No more nuking your food with nasty microwaves. Now you can safely steam your food and have a healthy meal in minutes !! Check out the video below on EXTRA !