Monthly Archives: January 2009

Travel Travails

I just returned from an extended two
week trip to Spain and France to cover Madrid Fusión and the Bocuse
D'Or. Both events were incredible experiences, leaving me with much
to write about and show through photos over the upcoming weeks,
however, my travel […]

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Madrid Fusion 2009 – An Overview

Four days of presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, food, wine, cocktails and energy sapping running around – that is Madrid Fusion. The seventh consecutive edition of this world famous, trailblazing event took place in Madrid, Spain at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos […]

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Madrid Redux Part II – Casa Lucio

Tucked in a small entry along the famous Cava Baja in old Madrid, is Casa Lucio, a legendary haunt of the rich and powerful of Madrid as well as visiting dignitaries. Add this to the list of places that former […]

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Representative Kirsten Gillibrand Appointed Senator from New York

I am excited that Kirsten Gillibrand, my Congresswoman and a friend to the small farms of our region and now the rest of New York as well as the country has been appointed U.S. Senator by Gov. Patterson. First there […]

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A Collection of Culinary Genius

Madrid Fusion put together quite an impressive array of chefs when they decided to honor the ten chefs they considered the most influential in the world over the past decade. The bottom row from L to R included Juan Marie […]

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Madrid Redux – Part One

When I visited last year it had been 34 years since my previous visit to Madrid. One year later I am back. Madrid Fusion is the reason I have returned, though no excuse should ever really be necessary to come […]

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Max London’s Goes Slow

The Saratoga Region Convivium of Slow Food USA has initiated a series of monthly dinners at area restaurants in an attempt to bring more patrons to worthy restaurants in order to help support those restaurants and to get great meals […]

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The U.S. Economy and Food: A Survey Part Three

Question 3. Whither from here? While there is no question that people are concerned and in some cases scared, most are see a winnowing of current dining options. One chef from the Southwest opined, "Personally, I think the two types […]

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The U.S. Economy and Food: A Survey Part Two

Question 2. The food industry, fortunately is not static.
They can and do change, responding to the times. Some restaurants have
anticipated tough times and made adjustments to their practices ahead
of time. Jose Duarte of Taranta in Boston, a trailblazing restaurant in
terms […]

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The U.S. Economy and Food: A Survey Part One

It is hard to miss. Everyone is discussing the poor economy and the recession, which helps it to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Needless to say, in my circles there is much talk about the recession's effects on the food industry, […]

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