In 2005, Chef Cat Cora made television history by becoming the first and only female Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America. The mother of four boys has authored three top-selling cookbooks, opened three restaurants in partnerships with Macy’s (CCQ), Walt Disney World Boardwalk Resort (Kouzzina by Cat Cora), and her newest venture, Cat Cora’s Kitchen, which opened in the new Virgin Terminal 2 at San Francisco International in April 2011, as well as launched her own collection of wines, entitled Coranation. In January 2011, Cora launched her first line of cookware with Starfrit, Canada’s leading purveyor of eco-friendly cookware and kitchen gadgets, and introduced her Cat Cora’s Kitchen line of olive oils, vinegar, cooking sauces, and tapenades by Gaea, the leader in Greek specialty food products. Cora released her first children’s book, Suitcase Surprise for Mommy (Dial Books, 2011), a sweet and comforting tool for kids and parents to use when Mom or Dad have to travel, in March 2011. Cora is the co-host for Disney’s Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora and Hasty Tasty web series, and is currently a contributing food and lifestyle editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2004, Cora, an avid philanthropist and UNICEF spokesperson, founded Chefs For Humanity in response to the tsunami disaster in Indonesia. This not-for-profit organization has partnered with Share Our Strength as well as the World Food Programme to provide nutrition education and hunger relief worldwide.
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'Around the World in 80 Plates' Sneak Peek Finale Party
Cat Cora, Curtis Stone, the finalists, and a few Housewives celebrate Season 1's final episode.
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Under the Radar
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