Cesare Casella Wants to Take You to Italy; Alex Garcia Now Cooking at Copacabana Supper Club


Todd English reveals how he feels about a not-quite-burgeoning music career: “I did a couple gigs, that was it. … I certainly won’t give up my day job for that … nor should I because I don’t think I’d go that far.”
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London import Le Caprice has hired Ed Carew to helm the kitchen. Carew has cooked at Gramercy Tavern, Craftbar, and Fiamma, as well as Café des Amis in San Francisco.

The latest Top Chef alum to have a cookbook is Mike Isabella, the villain of Season 6. Flavors From a Jersey Italian is set for a fall 2012 release.
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Cesare Casella is hosting a trip to Sicily from September 4 through 11, where guests will get to eat and learn how to make his food.

Forget the Beards. The 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards nominations are in, and Eric Ripert, Rachael Ray, and Anne Burrell are among those to get a nod.
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Alex Garcia will be in the kitchen at Copacabana Supper Club, set to open in early summer, complete with live Latin dance and 125 types of rum.
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