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Calorie Counting Haute Cuisines Signature Dishes

Calorie Counting Haute Cuisines Signature Dishes

Sure, it tastes amazing, but how much does that Oysters and Pearls put on exactly?

Corpulence was once a sign of wealth, and fatness equated with the ability to eat well. These days cheap junk food gets all the bad rap for causing bulk and binging, but it’s time we turn our eyes to the white tablecloth restaurant to see what calories are really hiding behind those caviar and truffles.

For our search we found the recipes of ten signature dishes from the nation’s most renowned chefs, and plugged each ingredient into the USDA’s official calorimeter. The rare ingredients that are included in most of these champion meals often demanded more legwork in the calorie counting process. Turtle meat (the main ingredient of the Commander’s Palace famous turtle soup) was in the USDA database, crème fraiche or truffle oil were not. Wylie Dufresne’s masterpiece of molecular gastronomy, Fried Eggs Benedict, had us researching what sounded like components of a science fair project. (How many calories are in a Hexaphosphate?)

In the end, it should come as no surprise to learn that these high-class feasts are extravagant for more than just our wallets. There were a few exceptions. Dishes from chefs such as Dan Barber or Alice Waters, who earned their reputations on their approach to the vegetable, had fewer calories than a typical four-star meal. Check out the slideshow for the illuminating results of our calorie research. But if you do ever have the opportunity to eat one of these meals, try your best to forget what you have learned. After all, it’s not every day that you can eat like a king or queen.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.


Reginald Dominique PerfectPublicity.net | 11/14/2020, 10:25 p.m.

Meet Kelli Ferrell and her husband Mark, both who are the founders and owners of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles, a family oriented, Louisiana/Maryland style diner in Conyers, GA. Food items include: Cajun shrimp Po' Boys, fried green tomatoes, beignets, and Nana's warm banana bread. Of course, given the restaurant's name, customers will expect some true southern chicken and waffles, and the menu at Nana's features five types of waffles, ranging from malted traditional to red velvet.

Ferrell also released her cookbook, Kooking with Kelli, which is filled with delicious southern meals and mouth-watering dishes. In this collection of recipes: you will learn to cook soul-satisfying homemade food, with most requiring short preparation and cook time. Kooking with Kelli is infused with inspiration and recipes, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and includes signature dishes -- which include: Honey Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

Ferrell has competed on: Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge." The show challenges chefs to a series of competitions to see who can prepare the best Thanksgiving-themed meals. Ferrell also appeared on Guy's Grocery Games, a reality-based cooking television game show hosted by Guy Fieri on Food Network. In her episode, four chefs competed in a three-round elimination contest, cooking food with ingredients found in a supermarket grocery store ("Flavortown Market") as Fieri poses unusual challenges to them.

The Oprah Winfrey Network just announced that it's adding a food block to its programming, a first for the network. Food Fantasies explores various chefs' ultimate fantasy meals. The chefs are asked, "What’s the one dish you would make if calories didn’t count?” and “what’s the meal you would make for your nine-year-old self?” and use these prompts to create the culinary confections of their dreams. Kelli, amongst a few other celebrity chefs will be featured.