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Cat Cora | Mens Journal 17 Inspired Pasta Dishes for Hot Days

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Fettuccine with Scallops, Red Pepper and Lime

“My Fettuccine with Scallops, Avocado and Lime is a great dish year-round, but especially in the warmer months of summer. The spice rub adds some heat and depth of flavor to the scallops, the avocado adds a nice buttery richness, and the lime and fresh herbs bring a bright lightness to the whole dish,” says Iron Chef Cat Cora, whose restaurants include Cat Cora’s Kitchen in the Houston, Salt Lake City and San Francisco Airports, and the new Fatbird in New York City. “It’s healthy and delicious served both hot or cold and is a colorful, delicious and vibrant dish.”

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Cat Cora in Singapore @ The Great Food Festival in September

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An inaugural event organised by Resorts World Sentosa and Savour Events, “THE GREAT FOOD FESTIVAL” will be Singapore’s largest curated food and lifestyle event, showcasing the region’s most expansive array of culinary and lifestyle trends all in one location.

Event Dates: 21 – 24 September 2017
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa

5 Things We Just Learned About Cat Cora and Carla Hall

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Celebrity chefs and entrepreneurs Cat Cora and Carla Hall took the BlogHer17 main stage to discuss career, personal triumphs and setbacks, and advice for budding entrepreneurs—and there couldn’t be a more fitting duo to spark the conversation. Cora was the first woman to be named Iron Chef American and has opened 18 restaurants throughout her career. Hall rose to prominence as a contestant on Top Chef and has since authored two books and become a co-host on ABC’s The Chew. Ahead, five more things we learned about the two at Blogher17.

They’re proud of their Southern roots
Hall was born and raised in Nashville and Cora grew up in Jackson, Miss. Although Cora loves the South, she knew she needed to leave to find the opportunities she was looking for. “I grew up with two parents who were beautifully liberal and educated and wanted me to see the world,” Cora said. “That’s what led me on my journey to first going to college and getting a degree and then to getting into the culinary world and landing in France.”

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New Main Stage Amazingness, including Cat Cora and Gabi Gregg!

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The hits keep coming even as there are less than two weeks to go.

Today we announced some awesome additions to our schedule.

First, I am just thrilled to announced that celebrity chef Cat Cora will sit down with Carla Hall as part of Carla’s previously announced Saturday lunchtime fireside chat. Renowned as an Iron Chef, author, and restauranteur, Cat will bring her own tales of highs and lows to the conversation, as she and Carla dish (pun intended) and compare notes on their respective journeys. I’ve actually tried to get Cat to #BlogHerFood several times in the past, so this a total personal bonus for me to have her joining us 🙂

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SheKnows Media Welcomes Celebrity Chef Cat Cora, Surfer Anastasia Ashley, and Blogger and Swimwear Designer Gabi Gregg to #BlogHer17, June 22-24 in Orlando

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company that averages 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches more than 300 million social media fans, today announced the following additions to #BlogHer17, a leading conference for women content creators, taking place June 22-24 in Orlando:

Passion to Profit Opens #BlogHer17

A new Passion to Profit conversation will take place during the conference’s opening keynote on June 22, featuring the following panel of digital influencers who are making a living doing what they love best by cultivating massive online audiences:

  • Anastasia Ashley, a professional surfer and online influencer with more than one million Instagram followers and who has appeared in Sports Illustrated.
  • Gabi Gregg, a style blogger and designer whose mission is not just to encourage women of all sizes and cultures to feel beautiful, but to create a movement of body positivity and unapologetic confidence. She is the creator of an incredibly successful swimsuit collection and has appeared in various print publications, such as Glamour and Teen Vogue, and on “Good Morning America” and the “Today Show.”
  • Tai Beauchamp, the panel moderator and a veteran journalist, media personality and entrepreneur. She is the founder of TheTaiLife.com, a site that uses fashion, beauty, and lifestyle to empower and inspire women.

The speakers will discuss how they got their start, their role as a trendsetter, how they keep their audience engaged, how they make authentic endorsements and collaborate with brands – and all the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Cat Cora Joins Carla Hall for a Fireside Chat

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Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Shares Recipes for Pre-Wedding Events: The Iron Chef provides some of her favorite appetizer recipes for summer bashes.

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Hosting a pre-wedding summer bash is, in our opinion, one of the great joys of the season. Whether it be an engagement party, bridal shower, or even a “welcome” party for your actual nuptials, what could be more fun than soaking up the sun while celebrating your romance?

If you are throwing an event for an engaged pair, this time will likely be exciting, yet stressful – there’s so much to plan! In the event that you’re hosting a smaller celebration and have decided to forgo a caterer, you’re probably looking for the perfect recipe to whip up for your guests as well. Well, seek no longer! Celebrity chef, author, restaurateur, and TV personality Cat Cora has come to the rescue with five delectable dishes that will wow the attendees of your summer soirée. “The key to impressing your guests at pre-wedding parties is a beautiful presentation,” muses Cat. “These are some of my favorite appetizer recipes that provide something for everyone and bring delicious flavor and a touch of elegance to any event.”

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Kapalua WINE & FOOD Festival: Evening galas, celeb chefs and winemakers to uncork another stellar year on Maui

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Want to schmooze famous winemakers such as Karl Wicka of Turley and Scott Shirley of Justin? How about guest culinarians such as the Food Network’s “Iron Chef” Cat Cora?

More than 40 top wine producers will be on hand today through Sunday to showcase their vintages at the 36th Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, the “granddaddy of them all.” So will celeb chefs at the oldest event of its kind in the country.

Evolving nicely like a fine Bordeaux, the event this year will flow from the Montage Kapalua Bay to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and other resort venues such as Merriman’s Kapalua, which will host the Sunset Social dinner Saturday on its oceanfront deck.

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Here’s Why Lance Bass Loves to Yell at His Husband on Date Nights (Hint: He Was Inspired by This Celeb Chef)

Lance Bass is taking the food world by storm. First, he competed with his mom (cue the “awwws”) on the reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules. (The pair finished in second place!) He just partnered with meal kit service Chef’d to offer Southern-style recipes inspired by the family dishes he grew up eating. And he recently hung out with celeb chef Graham Elliot, hunting down some of the best underground food spots in Los Angeles in Going Off the Menu.

While Lance always had an interest in cooking—and learned plenty of skills from his mom—he credits his “ultimate” favorite chef, Gordon Ramsay, with getting him into the kitchen on a regular basis. “Once I started watching his shows, I just really got into cooking. And it just became way more enjoyable to me because I would make my husband be the sous chef and we would pretend we were on Hell’s Kitchen and I’d get to yell at him. It’s a good date night,” Bass recently told The Feast, laughing. “So Chef Ramsay definitely helped me bond with my husband.”

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Cat Cora continues to strike culinary gold

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Santa Barbara, Calif. — Think about if life were a buffet of endless options, how would you fill your plate? If you ask Cat Cora, there has to be a balanced blend of rich nutrients for the soul. She’s worked hard to chase her dreams based on a personal blend of fortitude, spontaneity and sheer determination. And, as she says, it’s been a pretty sweet ride.

With roots deep in Greek heritage with an equally as dominant Southern legacy, Cora knew from a very early age that she had a unique take on the world based on an amazing upbringing. She grew up with family in the restaurant business in Jackson with food and fellowship as the center of every family gathering.

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