Grand Tasting Village Sign at SOBEWFF (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Inside Look at the SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Village!

Grand Tasting Village Sign at SOBEWFF (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Grand Tasting Village Sign at SOBEWFF (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

A must-attend event at this year’s Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village had everything under the sun – literally! From endless food and wine samplings to celebrity chef demos and book signings, all under the South Beach sun, The Grand Tasting Village was a one-stop-shop. The Daily Quirk had a chance to peruse the tasting tents, checking in with vendors and guests alike. Continue reading

Chef François Payard with The Daily Quirk Reporter Kelsey Cortez (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Pâtissier François Payard at SOBEWFF

Chef François Payard with The Daily Quirk Reporter Kelsey Cortez (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

Chef François Payard with The Daily Quirk Reporter Kelsey Cortez (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

The macaron has taken center stage as our latest sweet obsession. Pinterest recipes abound for the tasty treat, but who knows more about the bite-size confection than the macaron master himself, Pâtissier François Payard? The Daily Quirk sat down with Payard at Food Network’s The South Beach Food and Wine Festival to discuss the growing dessert phenomenon and learn some tips on how to create the perfect macaron!

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Zimmern at SOBEWFF

Andrew Zimmern (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Andrew Zimmern (Image Credit: Getty Images)

The Daily Quirk got the chance to chat with James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher Andrew Zimmern, as he hosted the “The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards” event at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival. You know you can trust a man who is known for saying, “If it looks good, eat it,” but see what else he had to say about “munchies” and where the best meal time traditions are in the interview below! Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Inside Look at The Best of Munchies Event at SOBEWFF

The Best of Munchies Event (Image Credit: Getty Images)

The Best of Munchies Event (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Hosted by Andrew Zimmern, “The Best of  Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards” event celebrates the best food establishments from around the country, chosen by online voters, for a delicious award ceremony like no other each year at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival. The Daily Quirk brings you inside the event with a look at some of the delicious offerings and a word with Andrew Zimmern himself!

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Chef Rocco DiSpirito (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Rocco DiSpirito at SOBEWFF

Chef Rocco DiSpirito (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Rocco DiSpirito (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk had the chance to sit down with Chef Rocco DiSpirito before his book signing event at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival to talk what inspires him to share his message of healthy eating, his #1 New York Times Best Selling Book, The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days by Eating the Foods You Loveand his exciting new upcoming projects. Watch the exclusive interview below where we chat all this and more on The Daily Quirk!

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Book Display at Chef Rocco DiSpirito's Signing Event (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Inside Look at Chef Rocco DiSpirito’s SOBEWFF Book Signing Event!

Book Display at Chef Rocco DiSpirito's Signing Event (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

Book Display at Chef Rocco DiSpirito’s Signing Event (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

Fans of Chef Rocco DiSpirito lined-up in droves for a chance to meet the world famous chef and author at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival and he did not disappoint! Hosting a book signing event for his latest #1 New York Times Best Selling Book, The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days by Eating the Foods You Love,  DiSpirito graciously took the time to chat with each guest and pose for photos in addition to signing copies of the bestseller. There’s no doubt DiSpirito is passionate about both his message of healthy eating, and his fans, but you don’t have to take our word for it.  Watch the exclusive feature below for an inside look at the event to check out Chef Rocco DiSpirito in action and then check out our interview with chef here on The Daily Quirk!

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Kelsey Cortez at Wine Spectator's Best of Best Event (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best Event at SOBEWFF Brings the best in Food & Wine!

Kelsey Cortez at Wine Spectator's Best of Best Event (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Kelsey Cortez at Wine Spectator’s Best of Best Event (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

When 50 of the nation’s top chefs come together to showcase their best cuisine alongside Wine Spectator’s highest rated wines, the results are tantalizing. The Daily Quirk got to experience the decadence firsthand at the “Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best Event” hosted by the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach during Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival. From cocktails to caviar, this event will leave you wanting more! Check out our feature below for a glimpse into the event! Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Amanda Freitag at SOBEWFF

Chef Amanda Freitag (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Amanda Freitag (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk’s Kelsey Cortez caught up with Chef Amanda Freitag during Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival as she prepped the first course for the “Bold Italian Dinner” event at Scarpetta Miami Beach. Chef Freitag graciously welcomed us into the kitchen as she worked to talk reviving The Empire Diner, her must have ingredients and who she would like to go up against in the Iron Chef kitchen. Check out the exclusive interview below!

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview Feature with Martha Stewart at SOBEWFF

TDQ Reporter Kelsey Cortez and Martha Stewart (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

TDQ Reporter Kelsey Cortez and Martha Stewart (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

The queen of all things elegant living, Martha Stewart, was on hand at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival thrilling guests with a demo on the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Main Stage and signing books for her adoring fans.

The Daily Quirk got a chance to sit down with Martha to talk about the best advice she’s ever received, her impressive career and, of course, the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. Check out the exclusive feature here on The Daily Quirk.

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Harold Dieterle at SOBEWFF

Chef Harold Dieterle (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Harold Dieterle (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

You may recognize Chef Harold Dieterle as the very first winner of Top Chef, but he was already making a name for himself way before the reality cooking competition and continues to do so now, successfully running three hit restaurants in New York. The Daily Quirk caught up with Chef Harold at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival to talk why he enjoys SOBEWFF, the success of his restaurants and his must-have ingredients for cooking. Check out the exclusive interview here on The Daily Quirk. Continue reading

Chef Anne Burrell (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Anne Burrell at SOBEWFF

Chef Anne Burrell (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Anne Burrell (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Anne Burrell wants to teach America to cook, or at least to stop being horrible at cooking, so it’s convenient that a new season of her show Worst Cooks in America just started. She and Bobby Flay have a new round of recruits to train, hopefully making their future dinners better before they are eliminated from the competition.

The Daily Quirk caught up with Chef Burrell at the Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival to talk what to expect in the new season of Worst Cooks in America, her advice for home cooks who want to improve, and of course SOBEWFF. Check out the interview below only on The Daily Quirk.
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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Josh Capon at SOBEWFF

Chef Josh Capon and Daughter Amanda Capon (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Josh Capon and Daughter Amanda Capon (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk caught up with Chef Josh Copan (Executive Chef/Partner, Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub and El Toro Blanco) and his adorable daughter Amanda at Food Network’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival before the “Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats” to talk what keeps Chef Copan excited about food, his many burger titles and the secret to what makes his burgers so darn good! Check out the exclusive interview below! Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at SOBEWFF

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is very passionate about the restaurant experience and he shared his thoughts on how it should it should be “special” and “unique,” as well as much more when The Daily Quirk caught up with him at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine FestivalCheck out the exclusive interview below to hear Chef Zakarian dish out his opinion on the restaurant experience, why he loves being an Iron Chef and today’s trends!

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Marc Murphy at SOBEWFF

Chef Marc Murphy (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Marc Murphy (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk’s Kelsey Cortez caught up with Chef Marc Murphy at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival and picked the popular chef and Chopped judge’s brain on worst basket ingredients, his personal burger recipe and why getting involved in the fight against hunger is so important to him. Watch the interview below only on The Daily Quirk. Continue reading