UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Bravo renews cooking competition 'Top Chef' for Season 11

Bravo renews cooking competition 'Top Chef' for Season 11

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. cooking competition series "Top Chef" has been renewed for an 11th season, Bravo announced Wednesday.

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Emmy charity pre-party a big success

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The sponsors of the pre-Emmy gala in Century City in Los Angeles say they raised a lot of money for charity.

Academy going ahead with Oscar plans

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Despite the cancellation of the Golden Globes gala due to the Writers Guild of America strike, plans are still being made for the Academy Awards ceremony.

Fine Living to air 'Wolfgang Puck'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable TV network Fine Living has announced it will soon start airing "Wolfgang Puck" five days a week.

Michelin taps 3 top chefs in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A trio of Los Angeles restaurants garnered two coveted Michelin stars in the first-ever rankings of the region.

Midwest gets major gambling facility

DETROIT, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Detroit is celebrating the opening of its first permanent gambling facility, the $800 million MGM Grand Detroit hotel and casino.

Celeb chefs turn to steakhouses

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Celebrity chefs are increasingly crossing over into the steakhouse market, including a high-end meatery run by Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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7/7/07 a big day for U.S. weddings

LAS VEGAS, June 23 (UPI) -- The coming July 7 -- 7/7/07 -- is shaping up to be a busy day for the U.S. wedding industry.

Wolfgang Puck fights animal cruelty

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Famed Los Angeles chef and restaurant owner Wolfgang Puck announced he is joining with the Humane Society of the United States to fight animal cruelty.

Hollywood prep cook diagnosed with Hep A

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A public health alert has been issued in Los Angeles after a prep cook with Wolfgang Puck Catering was diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.

Wolfgang Puck welcomes new son

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- It was a special day for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and his wife, Gelila Assefa, as their second child was born at Los Angeles hospital.
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Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck signs copies of his new book "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy" at Barnes & Noble in New York on October 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Wolfgang Johannes Puck (born Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig; July 8, 1949) is an Austrian-American celebrity chef, restaurateur, businessman and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by Wolfgang Puck Companies, with three divisions.

He was born to Maria Worth and a butcher, who abandoned her before their child's birth. In 1956, Maria married Josef Puck, who adopted Wolfgang. The marriage produced another son and two daughters.

Puck learned cooking from his mother, who sometimes worked as a pastry chef. He trained as an apprentice under Raymond Thuilier at L'Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, at Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and at Maxim's Paris before moving to the United States in 1973 at age 25. After two years at La Tour in Indianapolis, Puck moved to Los Angeles to become chef and part owner at Ma Maison restaurant.

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