News Releases

Zestuous Competes in 2014 WFC

Two Las Vegas residents are competing against 500 cooks and professional chefs at the World Food Championships on Fremont Street Nov. 12-18 for a...
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Guy Fieri Vegas Kitchen and Bar Review

Last weekend, I tried out the new Guy Fieri Vegas Kitchen and Bar at the Quad. If you haven’t been to the Quad since...
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Bobby’s Burger Palace opens in Las Vegas

  Bobby’s Burger Palace opened its first Nevada location in Las Vegas in front of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jan. 29, and Bobby Flay...
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Chefs Eric Ripert and Michael White “Hangout” with Zestuous

I had an amazing opportunity today to join Chefs Eric Ripert and Michael White in a Google+ Hangout as part of Tasting Table’s Table...
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Zestuous competes in World Food Championships

[slideshow_deploy id=’9408′] Christie competed in the Sandwich category Nov. 7 on Fremont Street. For her signature recipe, she prepared a Grilled Bacon Drippings Filet...
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Zestuous competing in World Food Championships Nov 7

  Christie will join more than 300 food competitors on Fremont Street to compete in the World Food Championships Nov. 7-10. The 2nd annual...
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WFC: Grocery shopping in Vegas

400 food competitors are about to flood downtown Las Vegas for the 2013 World Food Championships. The pantry will be stocked and pans will...
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Zestuous is competing as one Saucy Mama

So much goes into preparing for the World Food Championships. I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks away. In round 1, I’ll be...
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Golden Nugget: My hotel pick for the 2013 World Food Championships

Living in Las Vegas definitely has its food perks. Aside from a strip full of renowned chef restaurants, a cultural mix of grocery stores...
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Le Cordon Bleu Workshops Available Worldwide

I spent the day cooking a Southern Italian meal in Chef Charlie Trotter’s kitchen. Chef Trotter is a world-renowned restaurateur whose former restaurant at...
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Cookalong with Chef Ben Vaughn and Zestuous

Zestuous and Chef Ben Vaughn are hosting a live cookalong, and you’re invited. We’ll be preparing Riesling Poached Pears atop Pecan Baklava. The full...
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Zestuous Named Fan Fave in the Saucy Mama Sliced Recipe Contest

I made it to the final round of the Saucy Mama Sliced Recipe contest. The top 10 finalists had to make a dessert with...
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Zestuous wins #FoodChamp Sandwich Recipe Challenge

I’ve been on pins and needles lately wondering what the World Food Championships #FoodChamp challenge judges thought about my sandwich entries. The contest closed...
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Chef Unplugged with Food Network Chef Ben Vaughn at Beth's Table

[slideshow_deploy id=’7818′] I just enjoyed 48 hours of culinary spontaneity in Naperville, Illinois. I dined on exquisite food, laughed so hard I cried and...
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Zestuous appears in first MasterChef Cookalong

Tuesday night, I participated in the first ever MasterChef Cookalong on Google+ Hangouts with MasterChef contestant Krissi Biasiello and Laura Vitale, creator and star...
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Zestuous is participating in MasterChef Cookalong June 18

The producers of MasterChef are coming inside the Zestuous kitchen June 18 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, and you can join them.   The popular...
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This Saucy Mama doesn't want to get "Sliced"

I’ve always been a saucy chic (a little wild, awfully lively and way outside the box). Heck, that’s what being Zestuous is all about....
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2013 State of Food Blogging Survey Results

I jumped into the food blogger world 2 ½ years ago. Although I have a journalism background and a bit of culinary training, I...
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New England Clam Sandywich

This weekend, I learned that being a celebrity foodie isn’t as easy as it appears. I had the honor of competing as Ally Philips’...
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A Truckful of Duck Fat and Pork Belly

I had the most amazing dinner in San Antonio Saturday night. I didn’t visit a brick and mortar restaurant on the River Walk with...
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Southern Travels ~ restaurants worth the trip

I love to travel because I love to eat. Every state, every country has its own way of tempting your tummy. In Paris, plates...
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Welcome to Zestuous | A place where you'll find good food from the perspective of a well-traveled Army wife

I’m new to blogging, but not to cooking. Through this site, I hope to share the culinary tips I have learned as I’ve traveled...
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Media Kit

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In the News

Inside Henderson: Champion Chef

WFC: Compete with a Local’s Edge

Henderson Press: Local Flavors

WFC: Sandwich Recipe Challenge

Saucy Mama: Who was not Sliced

MasterChef Cookalong

ATKS Radio: #ChefUnplugged

Ally’s Kitchen: A real Army wife full of Zestuous

ATKS Radio: CrockPot tips

ATKS Radio: World Food Championships

ATKS Radio: Lemon meringue French toast

ATKS Radio: Memorial Day


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