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Q&A: Chef Clark Barlowe, Heirloom Restaurant

Where did you start your career? I began my culinary career in my hometown of Lenoir, N.C., where my family, which can be traced back seven generations, was a constant source of inspiration for traditional Southern cooking techniques and ingredients. While attending culinary school in Charlotte, I worked for legendary Charlotte restaurateur Frank Scibelli at […]

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Q&A: Chef Amy LaBelle, The Bistro at LaBelle

Where did you start your career? I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember as a young child, with my family. I thoroughly enjoy entertaining and when I embarked on my career as Owner and Winemaker, at LaBelle Winery (The Bistro at LaBelle), cooking with wine and pairing food with wine became a […]

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Blended Burgers Now Being Served in a Restaurant Near You

This summer, it’s up to you to vote for the best blended burger of them all in the 2017 Blended Burger Project. Trust us, it’s going to a delicious time. The Mushroom Council and James Beard Foundation are challenging diners nationwide to make “The Blend” a trend this summer by taking part in the third […]

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Q&A: Chef Luis Escorcia, Altabira City Tavern

Chef Luis Escorcia, Chef de Cuisine, is a native San Franciscan. He graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2002 and has recently taken the reins at Altabira City Tavern, as chef de cuisine. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Chef Luis headed home to San Francisco, where he spent several years working in the […]

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Q&A: Chef Gabriel Capo, F&B Atlanta

With an impressive and nuanced understanding of French and Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Gabriel Capo shines at this French bistro with an artist’s aesthetic and celebrity style. What inspires you as a chef? What inspire me to be a chef…the culture, the amazing variety of products, techniques and traditions in the world. One of my passions […]

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Chef Amir Hajimaleki’s Blended Burgers at Austin Food + Wine a Huge Hit

Food and fun were had by all, as Chef Amir Hajimaleki served up blended burgers at Austin Food + Wine Festival 2017! On April 29-30, Team Blenditarian set up The Blenditarian Grill for the first time at Austin Food + Wine’s Grand Taste, a festival showcasing some of the country’s top wine, spirits and culinary […]

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Why We Love The Blend

By Guest Blogger Katie Workman, The Mom 100 There is much talk about reducing our overall consumption of meat. It’s good for us personally, it’s good for the planet, and it’s also good for the karmic universe. But those burgers! Those meatballs! A piping hot moist meatloaf! These dishes won’t stop calling our names. And […]

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5 Reasons to Take the Blenditarian Pledge (Yes, you)

You haven’t taken the blenditarian pledge yet? Really? Ok, here are five reasons to pledge that you just can’t ignore. You love food. Maybe you like cooking it, maybe you like taking pictures of it, but probably you just love eating it. What matters most in this equation is good-tasting food. Not just good – […]

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Which Blended Burger Should You Be Eating Right Now?

Put your burger-eating pants on: it’s National Burger Month. With so many burgers to choose from (and so little time!), the choice can be daunting. Fear not – just answer these five questions and we’ll reveal your dream blended burger (yes, the burger of your dreams!). Blenditarians believe that the mighty mushroom has meaty powers […]

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2017 Blended Burger Project Kickoff

On April 19, 2017, more than 30 media and influencers gathered at the James Beard House to kick off the third-annual Blended Burger Project, a competition challenging chefs to menu their original burger that combines mushrooms with meat. At this year’s kickoff, which took place a few days before Earth Day, we highlighted how the […]

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