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Few people know the royal family’s sweet tooth better than chef Darren McGrady, who worked at Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace for 15 years before writing Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen.
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Move over, chicken fingers and fries: The winners of Michelle Obama‘s 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, who will be honored at a state dinner with the first lady on July 18, have proven that kid-friendly cooking doesn’t have to be pedestrian, predictable or something that comes from a box.
Mario Batali is, naturally, the head chef in his home, but The Chew co-host has always had plenty of backup: sons Benno, 17, and Leo, 16.
“They’ve always participated in the kitchen, and they’ve known how to cook since they were walking,” Batali told PEOPLE at Monday night’s launch party in N.Y.C. for Eat (Red) Drink (Red) Save Lives, an AIDS fundraiser. “Leo makes a really killer beef taco, and Benno makes a stuffed cheeseburger with Gorgonzola inside the burger.”
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By now, anyone not living under a giant heap of crème caramel knows that Jessica Biel is opening a kid-friendly L.A. eatery called Au Fudge (otherwise known as the most Instagrammed not-yet-open restaurant in history). At last look, Biel’s business partner Estee Stanley was getting up close and personal with some pasta in the menu-planning stage.