Chef Kwame Onwuachi “The Gourmand”

Chef Kwame

Chef Kwame Onwuachi featured chef of Mangez Avec Coterie 11.11.11

Chef Kwame Onwuachi was born in The Bronx, New York, and raised by his mother and older sister. Kwame’s first experience with catering was as his mother’s employee. He helped with everything, from cooking preparation to setting up events. Too young to attend all of the events, Chef Kwame was left at home where he would rummage through the kitchen and experiment with the various ingredients leftover from the catering gigs.

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Spotlight on Beauty Secrets of Women of India

Ramya, a young woman from Bangalore, India, says some use homemade remedies to beautify themselves. On her wedding day, an Indian bride may use a mixture of turmeric, lemon and honey on her skin to achieve a glowing complexion.

Ramya says brides also wear special clothing and jewelry, including a forehead chain, on their special days. A dot of red powder on the face—known as a kumkum—is also thought to make a woman more attractive.  READ MORE

Hungarian Cabbage Rolls

When Multi Cultural Cooking Network Facebook fan Eva Elizabeth Tuss told us that Hungarian Cabbage Rolls is a must have on her holiday menu in her culture, we listened. 

A cabbage roll (also stuffed cabbage) is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings. It is common to the ethnic cuisines of Europe and Asia, and has also found popularity in areas of North America settled by Eastern Europeans.

In Europe, the filling is traditionally based around meat, often beef, lamb or pork and is seasoned with garlic, onion and spices. Grains such as rice and barley, eggs, mushrooms and vegetables are often included. Pickled cabbage leaves are often used for wrapping, particularly in Southeastern Europe

Here is a recipe for Hungarian Cabbage Rolls.  We hope Eva approves.  SEE RECIPE

Selena to be Honored With Postal Stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) – Selena is one of the Latin Music Legends being honored with news stamps from the U.S. Postal Service in 2011.

Selena, Carlos Gardel, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Carmen Miranda stamps go in sale in March 2011.

Two of America’s favorite spacemen – the cool-headed Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard and the animated Buzz Lightyear of “Toy Story” fame – join movie stars, musicians and artists being honored in 2011 with stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.  READ MORE