Celebrity chef whips up delicious desserts on The Chew

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Today on ABC's The Chew a sensational celebrity chef prepares irresistible desserts on a budget and the crew shares secrets for making a lavish meal without breaking the bank.

The famed celebrity chef known as “Mr. Chocolate” appears on ABC's “The Chew” today to share decadent dessert ideas for less. With budget concerns in mind, the crew is also sharing ways to make a luxurious meal on a budget. From the main course to the dessert, fans will get some great ideas they can afford. They have dubbed the day Five Dollar Decadence, with a great recipe for Beef Wellington that costs just $3.44 per serving. Jamika is in the kitchen today with Carla preparing the beef and Clinton is not on the show.

Mr. Chocolate on ABC's “The Chew”

Few people can deny they have a passion for chocolate. From chocolate candy to chocolate cake, this is very tempting stuff. Today Jacques Torres, also known as Mr. Chocolate, joins “The Chew” the prepare mouthwatering desserts on the cheap. Everyone wants irresistible cuisine but most people are also on a budget. Today fans will learn how to get the best of both worlds. Spending less does not mean you have to compromise on taste. Chocolate in all its different forms is a glorious way to end a meal or appreciate a snack during the day. From dark chocolate to milk chocolate and white chocolate, everyone has their own favorite.

Jacques Torres is an esteemed member of the FCI community, leading the Pastry Arts. He has won many awards for his amazing pastry creations including the James Beard Pastry Chef of the Year, Chartreuse Pastry Chef of the Year and the Chefs of America Pastry Chef of the Year. Clearly Jacques knows a lot about desserts. In 2003, he was inducted into the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America and he is a member of the Academie Culinaire in France.

Besides all of these awards, Jacques Torres is the author of two Dessert Circus Books. He is the host of the television show “Chocolate with Jacques Torres” on the Food Network. In 2004, he opened his famed chocolate factory and then Jacques Torres Chocolate Factory in New York City. As further evidence of his respected skill, Torres prepared an expensive couples fundraising dinner for U.S. President Barack Obama for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the St. Regis hotel in Manhattan. He worked with prestigious chefs to create this dinner including Andre Soltner and Alain Sailhac. Fans can get a tasty slice of his culinary expertise on “The Chew” today.

Make Magnificent Meals on a Budget with “The Chew”

Trying to make a wonderful meal on a budget can definitely be a challenge. Having little to spend doesn't mean you have to eat bland or generic meals. With a little help from “The Chew” crew, anyone can create a flavorful mean without breaking their food budget. Every week, the show features money-saving ideas on Extra Value Friday. The crew likes saving money as much as their viewers. The recipes they share are simple to prepare and won't cost more than you can afford. There are sure to be some tasteful choices served up on “The Chew.” HULIQ will return with more later.

ABC's “The Chew” airs on weekdays at 1:00 p.m. ET

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