Stephanie Izard has chosen the winner of the Chicago Now RedEye contest to become her sous chef for a day. See the winning dish here.
Sunday, November 1st, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs presents the 10th annual Women Who Inspire gala. Carla Hall, "Top Chef" finalist, will be mistress of ceremonies. $195. 6-7 p.m. reception, 7-10 p.m. dinner. The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Washington, DC.
Pasadena Magazine has a feature on cover boy Michael Voltaggio. Here's a copy of the article in PDF format. (Thanks to reader hey_lem!)
Buy Padma on HSN: Through the Easy Exotic collection, Padma will share her South Indian heritage and appreciation for old-world flavors and fresh botanicals with her new collection of cutlery, tea pots, spices, rubs and two of her cookbooks: Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day and Easy Exotic. "I've always believed in the beauty of cooking with friends and family at home. I'm excited to debut the Easy Exotic brand on HSN and infusing a bit of spice into the lives of their customers," says Lakshmi. (Reuters)