Auberge Du Vieux Puits in France was named the best-rated Fine Dining restaurant in the world. The 2020 Travellers’ Choice® Awards celebrate travellers’ favourite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world, based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 3 large egg whites, at room temperature  1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar  1 cup superfine sugar  2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (scant 1/2 cup)  Kosher salt  1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder  2 teaspoons espresso powder  Step 1 Preheat the oven to 225°. Line a large […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe There’s nothing chaste about chocolate. Movies, which capture our inner cravings in freeze-framed moments, have always understood this. From the earliest days of “talkies,” chocolate has been cast as the go-to symbol of seduction. Jean Harlow’s performance in the 1933 film Dinner at Eight forever linked chocolate to […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 2 cups all-purpose flour  2 teaspoons baking powder  2 teaspoons baking soda  1 teaspoon salt  2 cups sugar  4 ounces unsweetened chocolate  6 tablespoons unsalted butter  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  2 eggs, lightly beaten  Chocolate Frosting (recipe to follow)  Step 1 Preheat the oven to […]

Reflection By Chef Vincent Tropepe Recipe By Chef Alain Ducasse One of my first professional work experiences after graduating the Art Institute of New York City was working in one of the most respect French kitchens in all of New York City called Alain at The Essex House with French […]

Four leading baby food manufacturers knowingly sold baby food that contained high levels of toxic heavy metals, according to internal company documents included in a congressional investigation released Thursday.”Dangerous levels of toxic metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury exist in baby foods at levels that exceed what experts and governing […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1 pound hazelnuts  12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped  2 2/3 cups sugar  1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon  1 pound phyllo dough  2 sticks unsalted butter, melted  2 cups water  1 1/2 cups honey  Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the nuts on a baking […]

What to know about an Apple Cider Vinegar Diet By Chef Vincent Tropepe IF YOU FIND IT HARD TO keep up with all the diets out there purporting to foster weight loss, you’re not alone. For many, the apple cider vinegar diet will be a new one to add to the list. […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 5 carrots, chopped  3 onions, chopped  2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid  1 large head cabbage, chopped  1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix  1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained  2 quarts tomato juice  2 green bell peppers, diced  10 […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe ½ cup all-purpose flour  6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder  1 cup white sugar  ⅛ teaspoon salt  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  ½ teaspoon vanilla extract  1 (4 ounce) jar pureed prunes baby food  2 eggs  Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted  4 very ripe bananas  ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for garnish  Method: Step 1 Place avocados, bananas, and cocoa powder in a blender; puree until smooth. Step 2 Pour pudding into serving bowls and sprinkle additional cocoa powder […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe As a chef, I am not a fan of processed, frozen or snack foods as a whole. In particular I am not a chip fan of any kind. At times, I have gotten creative with using chips in alternative forms and substituting breadcrumbs for them at […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 inch piece fresh ginger, finely grated 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, plus extra to serve 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves, plus extra to serve 1/3 cup Massel chicken style liquid stock 1/3 cup lemon […]

Stanley Tucci Tours Italy On New CNN Show By Chef Vincent Tropepe Stanley Tucci may not be the best-known name in Hollywood (I’m not making that assumption, Saturday Night Live did a whole sketch about it). But you’ve definitely seen Stanley Tucci. Beyond The Hunger Games and The Devil Wears Prada, he has over 100 acting […]