Wednesday, May 31, 2006

It's Finally Time for Nashville

Hey Ya'll!!

It's been a strange few weeks here in Dewberry Land, but the time has come to get out and see everyone in Nashville!!

First of all, to all of you who have heard about the "sale" of the Flying Biscuit, I have to say a few words. The Biscuit was not really sold, but Raving Brands have bought the right to franchise the concept. And final quality control is for Delia to determine. So, ignore the rumors and know that the Candler Park location will not change!!! Enough said.

As I type this, my Dewberry Tshirts are being printed. I had to leave everything for the last minute. I will also have some special buttons, but not too many. I don't think I'll have enough of anything, but I had my health to think of, so I hope everyone will get one if they want and not roll my car for not being able to cook for all of you.

Keep your eyes open for the new season of Hell's Kitchen, which debuts of June 12th. I will be giving a commentary for the website, like last year and hope that everyone comes back for another helping of Hell.

I love all of you and we'll see ya'll in Nashville!!!


Sunday, April 30, 2006

Congrats to my Ralphie!

Hey Ya'll!!!

Congrats are indeed due to my dear friend Ralph Pagano and his lovely lady Buffy. Ralph was on Iron Chef America tonight and he did a fantastic job!

He chose to go up against Bobby Flay and they were equally matched. And although Ralph didn't win, I know he won some new fans with his easy charm and focused intensity.

This picture was taken last year in the Hamptons, when I visited him and Buffy and spent some much needed time getting sloshed with all of the amazing people of the Hamptons! And being there with my Wendy from Hell's Kitchen made that trip one to remember.

I love ya'll and please catch the reruns of the Iron Chef America with Ralphie!

ps...Hey Wendy, remember all of that great food we ate in China town.....send me some of those amazing pork buns!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Dewberry encounters Leslie Jordan

Hey Ya'll

I went to the delicious one "man" show Like a Dog on Linoleum starring Leslie Jordan. I'm sure you all remember Leslie from Sordid Lives, who on earth will ever forget Brother Boy!

The show was a rip roaring, side splitting, helluva good time. Leslie lays his life on the line for everyone to see and feel. He has learned to use his comedy to strike at the heart of everyone within spitting distance. His stories are always zany and humorous yet they always have a point that more than just a quick laugh.

His show was about tolerance but not the way you might think. He isn't pushing for us to all accept and love each other, or should I say that its understood that it is expected. He is trying to teach us all to be more tolerant of ourselves and learn to accept the inevitable lapse in judgment. Who among us has never stumbled and had no one but ourselves to blame.

If you have a chance to see the show....please, please go and experience it for yourself. You have nothing but a good time to look forward too....

I love ya'll and I am counting the days to Nashville!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Handy works with a melon

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My sweet helpers....thanks for the thyme!

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Puttin em all to sleep

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Drinks all around....and avoid the relatives

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My new friends from Wisconsin and beyond

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Champagne and Friends

Hey Ya'll!! Last Thursday I had my first cooking demo for Cooks Warehouse in Decatur. We had a blast and I made lots of new friends, including two lovely folks from Wisconsin. We had a great menu and I think that everyone learned alot. I made Flying golden raisin and cranberry scones and they were the hit of the night. Scones are one of those things we are all hesitant to make...but after the demo, I know a few people went home and made the best scone ever. If ya'll want the recipes we did that night, just shoot me an email to and I will be happy to email them to you. We also did a pineapple and coconut creme mimosa, drunken melon balls and a zucchini, scallion and feta frittata and I would love to share these with all of you.

The pictures will be posted this week, so you can all see what happens when a Dewberry and lots of champagne collide in a well appointed kitchen!

Love to all and I am still counting down the days to Nashville!!


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dewberry attempts to Adult Swim

Hi Ya'll!!! Shame on me for leaving my blog so quiet for such a long time. It seems that everything happens all at once or not at all. First of all, I have some really exciting news. I was given the opportunity to try out for a voice part for a pilot being worked on for Cartoon Networks ADULT SWIM. If you have never heard of Adult Swim, then you should tune into it and see what my excitement is all about. The shows on AS are cutting edge, witty, biting and always funny. So, lets hope it works out. I'll keep ya'll posted!! My next bit of news is for everyone here in or around Atlanta. I will be giving cooking demonstrations for Cooks Warehouse on April 13th and May 25th. I hope to see lots of people there and to have a great time. To register for a demo, just to to and click onto the classes section of the website. Finally, I have recently been working with my good friend Tara, trying to come up with a great idea for a cooking show. We are in talks with a director who is ready to put our idea on film and take it to Food Network and other cable networks. This may be just what I have been waiting for. And, if that's not enough, I heard from a friend the other day that Hell's Kitchen Season 2 has wrapped shooting! So soon you will get to see Gordon back in action. That's about as much as I can cram into one posting, although I want to remind everyone to get their tickets early for the Reality TV Convention in June.

Love always


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I have to tell you...When you live south of Atlanta and have to go to north Atlanta to have lunch, it better be worth it. This week I went to Marietta to have lunch at the Three Bears Cafe, which is owned my friend and ex boss Anthony, and it was more than worth the drive past the Big Chicken.

To start with, the square in Marietta is an adorable little shopping area, full of restaurants and ice cream shops. I think that you could spend a fascinating afternoon just walking around staring at the people and getting an ice cream with each pass of the shops. But step inside the Three Bears Cafe and you will want more than ice cream.

Ann Myers and I had a great time at the cafe. We got there just after the lunch rush and got a great table near the door, so that I can see everyone passing by. The decor is nice and you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. And the most important part, it was all as clean as a whistle.

We decided to share the fried green tomatoes with fresh corn salsa and feta cheese as the appetizer, but could not decide on entrees that we wanted to share. So, Ann had the 3b Quesadilla and I had the bison burger with baked sweet potato fries. The food came out hot and exactly as it was ordered.

So, the tomatoes from Chef Tiffany Moon were pan seared, not deep fried. They were also perfect, enough said. The bison was delicious and cooked well done, which made me very happy. To the rest of the world that likes meat with at least four of the five senses still intact, I'm sorry that I love well done meat but that's just how it is.....and Ann loved her quesadilla made with chicken and fresh corn.

The food and service are great and I am in love with the cafe. I can't wait to go back and try the cold soba noodle salad, I hear its great. I was also allowed to tour the kitchen and the back part of the restaurant that used to be an old theater. In fact, the stage and screen are still intact and we did a little mini rendition of "Annie" while no one was around. They are working on expanding the restaurant, but I'm going to make you wait and see it for yourself. It's going to be great.

So ya'll, stop by the Three Bears Cafe and tell um Dewberry sent ya!!

Love always