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The Big Cheese

The world’s youngest maître fromager and Canada’s preeminent expert on cheese, Afrim Pristine spreads joy with milk and salt.

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The world’s youngest maître fromager and Canada’s preeminent expert on cheese, Afrim Pristine spreads joy with milk and salt at Palm Desert Food & Wine.

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Top Chef, Literally

Chef Brooke Williamson walked away with the coveted title of Season 14 Top Chef winner after making a comeback through Last Chance Kitchen.

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Trust Brooke Williamson with a secret. Anyone who can sit on the results of winning Top Chef for months is worth her weight in gold. Or maybe dough is a better word. Williamson, who is coming to Palm Desert Food & Wine starting March 24, was judged to be the best after a four-course cook-off with Shirley Chung. After being

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Beekman 1802

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge have managed to do it all with the good humor, authenticity, and “Welcome, neighbor!” spirit that are hallmarks of their brand.

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Beekman 1802 is the little brand that could. That was 2011. Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge have since released two more cookbooks (with a fourth scheduled for release later this year). In 2012, the couple took a three-week break from the farm to travel 25,000 miles around the world as contestants on The Amazing Race — and won. Upon their return, Kilmer-Purcell


Opportunity Hops

Expand your beer repertoire with some of these favorites.

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There are two kinds of people: Those who see the pint as half full, and those wondering where half the pint went. But both will be satiated by the beer tastings during Palm Desert Food & Wine, where craft brewers will be pouring some of the truly unique ciders and beers on the planet. Check out some of the highlights

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Foodie and the Feast

Dine out with the best at the James Beard Luncheon

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The best food in the nation comes to you from all directions during this year’s James Beard gourmet luncheon. Hailing from the North is Chicago’s Gale Gand, the James Beard Award–winning chef and owner of Tru. Representing the South is Tory McPhail from New Orleans, the James Beard Award–winning executive chef at Commander’s Palace. Casey Thompson of Napa Valley, season

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You Want a Piece of This?

All Chef Gale Gand is saying is give pie a chance.

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Here’s Gale Gand’s plan for world peace — put a pie in every oven. “If you walk into someone’s home and you smell a pie baking, it triggers all sorts of emotional memories and connections,” says the nationally acclaimed pastry chef. “It makes you want to stay and have a conversation.” Cookbook author, TV personality, teacher, and restaurateur, Gand has