Friday, May 27, 2022

Patti LaBelle, Ayesha Curry To Appear At Wine & Food Fest In NYC

patti labelle
Patti LaBelle performs “A Change is Gonna Come” during the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The museum is opening thirteen years after Congress and President George W. Bush authorized its construction.

*The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is now in its ninth year, and the event will see the return of favorites like Patti LaBelle, Whoopi Goldberg, the cast of Chopped and celebrity chefs like Rachel Ray for individual panels. New celebrity hosts include Tia Mowry, celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez, and NBA wife Ayesha Curry.

Curry recently published her first cookbook, “The Seasoned Life.” This month, her cooking show, “Ayesha’s Homemade,” premieres on the Food Network. Next, she’ll launch her own meal-kit delivery company, Gather. And after that, she’ll likely turn her San Francisco pop-up into a permanent, brick-and-mortar restaurant, per

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Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry joins Mario Lopez in the mobile gaming market with a new casino slots app titled, “EXTRA Slot Stars!” at Universal CityWalk on September 29, 2016 in Universal City, California.

Curry shared her passion for food with Grub Street, saying, “I’ve always wanted to pen a cookbook,” she said. “I’ve been jotting down ideas and recipes for years — pages everywhere. Scrap papers and chicken scratch. And I fell asleep every night as a little girl watching the Food Network on my little 12-inch TV.”

She added, “I just want to make sure that everything I do, I love. And I think I’ve done a really good job of that so far.”

The event benefits No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City, with all proceeds going to charity. It kicks off the weekend of Oct. 13-16. Tickets for the NYCWFF events can be purchased online here.


Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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