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NWA Culinary Summit Set for Oct. 5-7

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food will host the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Culinary Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bentonville Through a combination of lecture and hands-on culinary instruction, attendees will learn how to prepare low-cost, delicious, and culturally-relevant meals at Brightw[...]

Arkansas Chef to Appear on 'CBS This Morning'

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The executive chef of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville will be featured on CBS This Morning Saturday. Matthew McClure "will share his path, inspiration and approach to refined country cooking” as part of "The Dish," a series that highlights chefs, according to a news release. McClure, an Arkansas native, is an award-winning chef, a news rele[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Danny Lopez

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Amy Long DANNY LOPEZ (Online Exclusive) Chef of Arkansas State University Hometown: Lyman, Wyoming. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I started cooking when I was a teenager, went into the Marine Corps [...]

Feature: Savory Education

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Culinary schools in Arkansas prepare aspiring chefs for the Natural State’s eclectic food scene.   is booming with an authentic and compelling culinary scene. Restaurants boast a variety of cuisine and top chefs who work hard to prepare unforgettable fare. Local chefs, from Little Rock to Fayetteville and throughout the state, are commonly featured[...]

Look Who's Cookin': David Goldwhite

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Jeremy Smith DAVID GOLDWHITE executive chef of Choctaw Casino Hotel, Pocola, Oklahoma Hometown: London, England. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I am a formally trained gourmet, French cuisine chef. I[...]

Look Who's Cookin': William Lyle

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Meredith Mashburn WILLIAM LYLE (Online Exclusive) chef at Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Hometown: Nottingham, New Hampshire. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? On the job, however, I did e[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Capi Peck

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Cindy Momchilov CAPI PECK chef/co-owner at Trio's Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I’m on-the-job and life-in-the-hospitality-biz trained. Where were you trained? The ki[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Justin Patterson

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Sara Neal JUSTIN PATTERSON (Online Exclusive) owner chef / The Southern Gourmasian Hometown: Lepanto, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I spent about five years in restaurants cooking before [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Mary Beth Ringgold

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick MARY BETH RINGGOLD owner/executive chef  / Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I was trained in the ‘school of hard knocks[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Brian Deloney

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick BRIAN DELONEY owner/executive chef  / Maddie’s Place / Little Rock       Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I graduated culinary school[...]