Wolfgang Puck has another bun in the oven

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and his fiancee, handbag designer Gelila Assefa, are expecting their second child, a son, in December.

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Louisville caviar is catching on

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- In blind taste tests, people are reportedly choosing $17 an ounce caviar from Louisville, Ky., over imported caviar going for $200 per ounce.

Chef Wolgang Puck tapped for Oscar fete

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Master chef Wolfgang Puck was tapped Thursday for his 12th consecutive stint as head of the gala dinner for the Oscars' Governors Ball.

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Today is Friday, July 8, the 189th day of 2005 with 176 to follow.
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Minneapolis to open expanded art center

MINNEAPOLIS, March 30 (UPI) -- The Walker Art Center will open its $92 million expansion April 17, the work of two avant-garde Swiss architects, Jadques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

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Next big thing? Self-heating can of latte

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Early next year those lovers of latte needn't stop in a café for their kick, but can press a button on a can of the stuff for a fast fix.

Dennis Miller show renewed on CNBC

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's CNBC has renewed "Dennis Miller," the talk show of the former "Saturday Night Live" performer, through 2005.

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Today is Thursday, July 8, the 190th day of 2004 with 176 to follow.
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Homeless to get left-over Oscar food

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Food left over from the post-Oscar Governors Ball in Hollywood will be distributed to the homeless, organizers of the event say.

Paddlefish roe: Kentucky caviar

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 21 (UPI) -- A shrinking supply of caviar from the Caspian Sea has a Kentucky fish vendor cleaning up with a replacement -- paddlefish roe.

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Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2003 with 176 to follow.
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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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