Chef Thomas Keller Shares Parisian Food Memories in New Book
Thomas Keller, the culinary mastermind behind Per Se and The French Laundry, opens up about his childhood food preferences and his time in France in his latest book, Bouchon Bakery. As with his other four books, his latest effort is a collaboration, having co-written it with his top pastry chefs Sebastien Rouxel and Matthew McDonald, along with food writers Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman and Amy Vogler.
In addition to providing recipes for Keller’s acclaimed TKOs and Oh Ohs (his take on Oreos and Hostess’s Ho Hos), the book highlights the French classics he fell in love while apprenticing in Paris including baguettes, macaroons, millefeuilles and tartes aux fruits.
Beyoncé Knowles Signs $50 Million Deal With Pepsi
Pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles just inked a $50 million deal with Pepsi. The pop mega-star’s new campaign with the company is described as a hybrid project that will include standard advertising like commercials as well as a multimillion-dollar fund to support the singer’s chosen creative projects. “Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve,” Beyoncé said. “As a businesswoman, this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without sacrificing my creativity.”
The campaign will coincide with the release of the singer’s next album, which has no title or date so far, but is expected in 2013. Following her performance at the Pepsi-sponsored Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans on February 3, Beyoncé will appear in a global TV commercial for the company entitled “Live for Now.” Her face will also be featured on a limited-edition line of soda cans.
Lauren Bush Lauren Fights World Hunger Through Fashion Collection
After traveling around the world to impoverish countries with the U.N. World Food Program, fashion designer and model Lauren Bush Lauren felt inspired to help those in need. “I saw the heartbreaking reality of hunger and poverty that millions and millions of people live with around the world,” the granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush recently told Rachel Ray when appearing on her daytime show. “To wake up every day and not know where your next meal is coming from inspired me to want to do more.
Lauren began her endeavor five years ago by creating the FEED bag, a messenger bag emblazoned with the number 1 to signify that the sale would feed one child in school for a year. Today, the FEED project includes an entire product line that ranges from custom handmade tote bags to gold trimmed metallic Christmas stockings.
New Fashion Trend, Fashion Icons Design Hotel Suites Across the Globe
Fashion designers have recently begun taking their skills to a whole other level of creativity. It seems that the new trend in the fashion world is having notable fashion designers revamp hotel suites around the world. Diane von Furstenberg recently dressed a Penthouse Suite in Hayman, Australia with her own personally designed furnishings.
The trend has also been seen with the likes of Tomas Maier, who collaborated with The St. Regis Rome to style one of their most exclusive suites back in 2007. Influential fashion figures like Oscar de la Renta, Armani, Christian LaCroix have also tried out their interior decorating skills on luxury hotels across the global. This new trend gives fashion designers the innovative freedom to bring together many of their visions on a cohesive platform that people will enjoy.
Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein Are Expecting A Second Child
English actress and fashion designer turned glamorous star of Project Runway All Stars, Georgina Chapman announced that she is expecting her second child with her husband Harvey Weinstein in early spring. Weinstein is a renowned film producer, who has worked on iconic films like Pulp Fiction and The Artist.
The couple is thrilled in the expectancy of their second child together. They already have a precious two-year-old daughter together named India Pearl.