First ever Yum-o! fundraiser

This past Monday, we popped open “Cafe Una Notte,” or One Night Cafe. When I say we popped it open, I mean literally, we popped up a restaurant out of nowhere. And boy what a night it was. The event was a fund-raiser to benefit my nonprofit organization, Yum-o! and in keeping with the charity’s […]

Go team!

We got this letter today and I want to give a big fat congratulations to the team and you visitors who have helped us make the site the great spot it is!  Keep a-coming back and telling us what you like and what you want to see.  Here’s what the letter said: “It is […]

New Food Crew

One of my co-workers from the daytime show, told me about a way of introducing new foods to her 5-year old. Each week they pick one food and her daughter tries that one new food a week.This way, the kid can get a handle on one food only for the whole week instead of too […]

South Beach with the kiddies

Boy, what fun I had this year at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.  One of the most exciting parts was working with kids at the Kidz Kitchen Cook-off where my buddy, Jamie Oliver and I were each paired with an awesome kid cook in an Iron Chef type cooking contest! In the end, […]

The Yum-o! Family Cookbook

Hi Kids, I hope everyone is having a great new year! I am busy taping my new show for Food Network (I got to try snowboarding this weekend!) and taping the day time TV show (check in out on 1/31-we’re on ice), but I am most excited about a special project that is going to […]

“DogCatemy Awards”

The North Shore Animal League, one of the largest no kill animal shelters, puts on this annual awards show called the “DogCatemy Awards” , get it?  That is too funny! This year, John and I attended and we were able to bring Isaboo! We rarely get out as a family so we were pretty psyched […]

Cooking Classes for Kids

Yum-o! has partnered with the Food Network and Share Our Strength to hold cooking classes for kids and families called Operation Frontline. SOS has been doing this for 13 years and this year, we had the honor of joining forces to help carry on the successful work already started. We did classes at the Food […]

A “Sweet” fundraising event

I was lucky enough to be one of the guests at the Ferrero Rocher “Sweet” event this past week, which raised money for the Food Bank of New York and Share Our Srength. This event boasted hundreds of desserts created by top dessert chefs and chocolatiers. You should have seen the tables and tables of […]

Live from book tour!

I love book signings because I get to spend a few hours doing nothing but talking to you guys about what you like and what you want to see more of in my books and on TV. Last night we kicked off the book signings in New York City’s Barnes & Noble. We were rocking […]

More on Stocking Up and How to Freeze Foods

I’ve gotten alot of good feedback from my Family Food Fund Idea and many people have asked for more information about freezing foods. Check out Last minute Lady’s blog about certain foods, especially those I don’t eat like cookies, but for meats and fishes, here are some more tips: To freeze chicken breasts, place one […]