Christmas Broccoli or Broccoli Rabe – Italy

To the Italians the holidays and food are synonymous. They go together like salt and pepper. Italians also love to feed others and any excuse to indulge in comforting Italian dishes is a time for celebration. The holidays are an especially good time to show others just how much they care with traditional food that…

Buñuelos Colombianos- Colombia

Christmas in Colombia, the Noche Buena, is a very special time for family and friends and it also big party time because they gather, share culinary dishes and celebrate with the beat of salsa, cumbia, merengue, vallenato and other music rhythms. The celebration starts on December 7th , known as the Night of the Candles,…

Turkey with Fig Sauce and Turkey Breast of Christmas- Brazil

Turkey with Fig Sauce Ingredients • 1 (9 lbs) whole turkey, giblets removed • 2 tbsps. margarine • 12 fresh, ripe, figs. • 1 tbsp of soy sauce • 1 cup of Champagne • 1 tbsp of honey Directions Thaw the turkey and accommodate the bird in a roasting pan. Attach the wings to his…

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio- Brazil

In Brazil, Christmas, December 25th is one of the most important festive days but the big celebration occurs on Christmas Eve. Having a multicultural population, the festivities in the country are influenced by ethnic ways. Although, they have retained some of the Christmas customs of the Portuguese colony. Notable among these is creating a nativity…

Terrific Turkey and Sweet Sweet Potatoes – USA

“Make it Your Own” Holiday or Any Day Meal Terrific Turkey Submitted by Lydia Harris Soak turkey for 2 days after thaw in brine solution using coarse sea salt, your favorite herbs and spices, and a favored liquid to maximize moisture. My combination usually consists of black pepper, orange rind/slices, garlic and a whole bottle…

Ultimate Holiday Feasts – America

Customs and Traditional Christmas Dinners in the United States In the early days of Christianity, believers attended church, then celebrated in a drunken, carnival-like atmosphere. The poor would go to the houses of the wealthy, demanding their best food and drink. If the wealthy refused, they were often terrorized by the poor with pranks and…

Holiday Entertaining Countdown

Countdown Checklist for Any Party It is all about preparation, for any get-together especially during Holidays. The holiday season is the time to enjoy family and friends. A well planned party is enjoyable for the guests as well as the host/hostess. Some preparation will make entertainment fun. One Month Before It is important to make…

Business and a Cocktail Party

Cocktail parties are fantastic for networking events, product launches, charities, company holiday party etc. The celebration can last 2-3 hours on average and allows a smooth process of socializing while enjoying bite-size hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks. Good Food. Good Mood. The beauty of a cocktail party is that a full course meal is not…

Make your menu stand out with the Appetizers food trend

Appetizers are the fun, experimental and most playful part of the menu. It allows chefs to give a free rein to their food creativity. A small portion of appetizer is the indication that it is full of flavors and the main ingredient will be the true star. There are no other trends in the world…

Ingredient of the Week: Cauliflower

History Cauliflower is believed to be native to the Mediterranean region, near the northeastern region by Turkey. The history of this mighty vegetable goes back to 2,000 years and was not always selected to have a large head (curd). Instead in certain areas of the world, “Loose curd” is the preference of choice. Nutritional Benefits…

Going Big: BIG CHEF interview with International Opulence Magazine

We are excited to share with you our current interview with Alona Abbady Martinez from International Opulence Magazine. The article contains the story of BIG CHEF’s leaders Rosana and Mano Calambichis, our diversified staff (BIG CHEF’s key ingredient) and of course, our extensive line of gourmet food. Share our journey, find out our plans for…