Posts Tagged ‘Jon Bonnell’

Zest Fest… It’s Gettin’ HOT!

Posted by    |    January 18th, 2012 at 12:28 am

ZestFest is the largest spicy-food trade show in the Southwest and yours truly will be facilitating a food demonstration on Friday, January 27th and Sunday, January 29th at 4 PM. It’s a shameless plug for the Foodie Couture sister’s “Asian for Every OccAsian” debut but we love flavorful, yet spicy food so this was the perfect venue to showcase our contemporary Asian cooking style. I’m proud to say that we will be among some of the most renowned chefs in Texas such as Eddie Deen and Jon Bonnell just to name a few.

Uno and Liz Immanivong

I will not question how it happened but “magical” chili dust must have fallen when the decision to have two rambunctious sisters join the celebrity chef line-up.  This is an annual event where the spiciest of spicy food contenders will be showcasing their hottest sauces while vying for the coveted Golden Chile award, (Fiery Food Challenge), the Golden Globes of zesty foods!

Zesty foods isn’t all this festival has to offer… Maren Morris, an indie musician will be entertaining and spirits will be offered by Southern Comfort and Blue Moon.  I totally feel like a game show host right about now…. “BUT, that’s not all… if you bring in a canned good, you’ll receive $2 off admission.” Canned items will be donated to Irving Cares, a local food pantry.

Come be entertained by two sisters, fantastic chefs and finding your spice number.

Cheers to living, loving and spicing it up!

Cowboy Chic Cooking

Posted by    |    July 8th, 2011 at 1:59 am

“Cowboy Chic” is when southern comfort meets hip fusion… This is also what I call Chef Jon Bonnell’s cooking at his self-titled “Bonnell’s” Restaurant.  (When an eating establishment proudly boast the chef’s name.. It’s got to be good!)

Southern cooking isn’t just steak and potatoes anymore. It’s about using the freshest ingredients sourced by local farmers, applying modern techniques… straight to the dinner table or your kitchen in this case.  I spent a tasty day with the Chef  Bonnell and we (mostly him) created a wonderful four-course meal that you can make at home.  Chef Bonnell’s philosophy has always been to share his recipes.  Before he became a renowned restauranteur, he taught cooking classes and continues to pay it forward one delicious bite at a time.

On the menu for our chic’ed up video demonstration is a Grilled Tomato and Roasted Mozzarella Salad with Cilantro PestoTexas Shrimp and Creamy Grits, pan seared Rocky Mountain Elk Tenderloin and for dessert… a delicious Cast Iron Cinnamon Apple Crisp. (click on the red text for a copy of the recipes) (more…)