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Dean Fearing “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-20-18 December 24, 2018

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Dean of top chefs is “better than A1”

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Jim White and Dean Fearing

I chuckle everytime I think about Chef Dean Fearing’s tongue in cheek description of one of his spot-on delicious, new finishing sauces: Called D1.  “It’s better than A1!” quips the legendary father of Southwestern Cuisine as he glazes a pan roasted chicken breast with the sauce (it and a campanion line of finishing sauces are available at all Central Market locations in Texas and through the Fearing’s website).  It’s a comparison that might be applied to the cuisine created by the famous and affable chef: flavors better than the standard brands; with high quality food that appeals to a wide variety of tastes without becoming mainstream mediocre.  Dean is riding high into his 12th year of operation of namesake Fearing’s in the plush Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas, and is sanguine about his legacy from the Mansion on Turtle Creek years, and those heady “Gang of Five” days in the 80’s when he, Robert Del Grande, Stephan Pyles, Anne Lindsey Greer (Anne McCann), and Avner Samuel banded together to rustle up some larrapin Southwestern style grub. Check out our conversation with one of the most likeable people you’ll ever meet on the latest edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  You can also see Dean prepare the aforementioned pan roasted chicken breast when you visit the VOKAL site (“KISS Cooking-keep it simple and straightforward”).  Welcome to the program devoted to introducing you to the people behind the flavors you love.  Watch or listen on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, of course, always here on WineandDineDFW.com.  And, remember. If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Nikky Phinyawatana-Asian Mint “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-13-18 December 13, 2018

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Savoring EnjoyMint

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Jim White and Nikky Phinyawatana

Nikky Phinyawatana and her team at Asian Mint-and offspring EnjoyMint-have enjoyed rousing success with their fresh and fun approach to Asian fusion cuisine.  They have popularized sophisticated Thai food and made it accessbile to a broader audience than ever before in Dallas-Fort Worth.  At the heart of everything is, well, her heart.  And, a desire to help, give back, mentor, and provide enjoyment for as many people as she can.  Meet “Chef Nikky”, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and teacher on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  It’s the program devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Watch or listen to our show on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anyone asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Darren McGrady-The Royal Chef on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-06-18 December 6, 2018

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Eating Royally for the holidays

Darren and Jim 2Darren McGrady earned his stripes by preparing carrots for Queen Elizabeth’s horses.  He quickly moved up the ladder at Buckingham Palace.  He served as chef for Her Royal Majesty and later for Princess Diana and her progeny, the Royal Princes William and Harry.  Hear the story of what brought him to Texas and get some wonderful cooking tips for the holidays from “The Royal Chef” on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  You can watch or listen each week on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em reservations!

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