Joe Daigle at work in the Nutcracker on Stage” episode of “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown.: (Courtesy of Food Network)

Del. man vies for $10,000 on Food Network gingerbread show

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Joe Daigle is a definite newcomer to gingerbread displays, but somehow – maybe those posts on Facebook or Instagram? – he got an invitation from the Food Network to appear on a bakeoff show. His “Nutcracker on Stage” episode of “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown” debuts at 10 p.m. Monday and is scheduled to air five more times in December. …

Dru Tevis Holiday Baking Championship

Will Delaware pastry chef Dru Tevis take $25,000 prize?

Pam George Culture, Headlines

When we last left Delaware’s “Dru-nicorn,” he made it through the second episode of “Holiday Banking Championship” on the Food Network. But could Dru Tevis survive another round? First State residents, friends, family and his SoDel Concepts colleagues tuned in last night to watch. Indeed, many gathered at Thompson Island Brewing Co. in Rehoboth to watch alongside the pastry chef — and taste the …

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Delaware pastry chef competes tonight on Food Network

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Dru Tevis is typically a man with a plan. “When I was in school, I handed in term papers early,” explained the Rehoboth Beach resident. “I studied for all my tests — nothing was ever done at the last minute.” But cooking show contestants rarely get to prepare. So, when Tevis — who oversees the dessert program for SoDel Concepts …

Italian-Indian fusion

Italian-Indian fusion to pop up at Kozy Korner July 23

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Fusion cuisine is nothing new, but Nick Vouras of Kozy Korner and Nick’s Pizza in Wilmington and “Chopped” alum Reuben Dhanawade are taking it to the next level. The friends will hold a “Pizza and Sandos” popup Saturday, July 23 featuring Vouras’ Detroit-style pizza (either red or white) and Dhanawade’s fried butter chicken “sando,” short for a sandwich. The cuisines will collide on the special …

Delaware 'Chopped' finalist

Delaware’s ‘Chopped’ finalist says to stay tuned

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade faced stiff competition on the Tuesday night finale of Food Network’s “Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” At stake: a sous chef position with judges Chris Santos, Maneet Chauhan or Scott Conant. “If you want to work for me, you’re going to have to stay composed, be creative and manage the clock,” Santos told the four contestants, …

Home Appetit joins Full Circle Food to deliver meals in New Castle County

Pam George Food, Headlines

Home AppĂ©tit’s Veggie Trio offering highlights the fresh aspect of home-delivered meals. Photo by Home AppĂ©tit   There is no shortage of meal-delivery programs in the Wilmington area. HelloFresh, Green Chef and Blue Apron offer meal kits with ingredients and recipes, while the Farmers Fridge delivers ready-to-eat meals.  But there is one thing these large-scale programs lack — local flavor. …