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Jan 11th 2013

Kitchen Daily Wants to Know: Who is America's Favorite Chef?

Do you prefer Mario Batali's Italian cuisine to Paula Deen's Southern comfort food? Guy Fieri's no-frills diner dishes or Rachael Ray's simple cooking? Kitchen Daily has selected 20 of the nation's top celebrity chefs as nominees for America's Favorite Chef and now's your chance to share your choice.

Vote for your favorite and the chef with the most votes will be named America's Favorite Chef, receiving a donation to his or her charity of choice. If your favorite chef is falling behind, invite friends and family to cast their vote. Voters will be entered to win the ultimate blender, a Vitamix 7500.

To cast your vote, simply visit Kitchen Daily and follow the instructions on the page. Real-time polling will allow you to track the status of each chef. Voting ends at 11:59 PM ET on February 1. May the best chef win!

Nov 17th 2011

Tweaking The Recipe: Announcing the New and Improved Kitchen Daily

With Thanksgiving just a week away, there's no better time to announce the launch of our redesigned Kitchen Daily, which has now moved to the HuffPost platform with blogs, comments, and all the latest social sharing tools.

My memories of growing up in Greece are filled with food -- fresh fruit and vegetables, a great deal of fish, and a seemingly endless amount of olive oil. My mother, to whom food was a sacred part of life, could be found most of the time in the kitchen. I think she truly believed that if you didn't eat every 20 minutes something terrible would happen to you. And, of course, no one could ever come to our house -- whether a UPS delivery man or a parent dropping off a child for a play date -- without being offered something to eat.

So I'm delighted that Kitchen Daily will approach food not just as sustenance but as something to be shared and enjoyed, over which we tell stories and spend time with family and friends. Kitchen Daily will be a one-stop destination for the best recipes, cooking tips, taste tests and product reviews.

We want to help satisfy everyone's curiosity about food, whether you're a mom cooking for your family, a recent college grad out on your own for the first time, a fledgling foodie, or an experienced cook. Check out today's blog posts from Mario Batali, on the importance of family dinners; John Besh, with a passionate plea for home cooking; The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper; chef Marcus Samuelsson and more.

The new Kitchen Daily will be all about community, connecting you with a diverse mix of voices, both amateur and expert, from your favorite celebrity chef to fellow readers working their ways around the kitchen. And it will complement the food news and trends you can find at HuffPost Food.

Kitchen Daily is overseen by Colin Sterling, the senior editor of HuffPost Food, who has been with HuffPost since before Day One -- and certainly long before there was a HuffPost Food. It will be edited by Kristen Aiken, a graduate of Barnard College, where she labored toward her goal of working for the New York Yankees. After writing and editing several years for the Yankees and then MLB.com, she changed gears and earned a degree from the French Culinary Institute. Before becoming our Kitchen Daily editor, she worked as an online editor at Martha Stewart Living.

So do yourself and your taste buds a favor and check out Kitchen Daily. As always, your participation is central to what we do, so please submit your photos and tips, vote on recipes and products, and use the comment section to let us know what you think. Bon Appetit!

(Originally posted on Kitchen Daily)

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