Monthly Archives: October 2009

Portraits from Starchefs 2009 – Michael Laiskonis

A measure of respect that chefs have for one another is the way they come out to watch, listen and learn from each other. That was evidenced by Le Bernardin Pastry Chef extraordinaire, Michael Laiskonis, here watching the proceedings […]

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Taste of the Week – October 11th-17th

Without a doubt, New Orleans is a great food city, which in this regard at least, appears to be recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This past Friday night, I had dinner at Stella!, Chef Scott Boswell's […]

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At the Market – October 17th, 2009

Crescent City Farmers Market – New Orleans, Louisiana

It was a beautiful sunny morning on Magazine Street in New Orleans, albeit slightly chilly. The market was smaller than I expected, but still vibrant with plenty of interesting and great quality produce. […]

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Portraits from Starchefs 2009 – Junior Merino

Mixologist Junior Merino just before his hands-on Mixology Workshop on Sabor Latino in Cocktails.

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Portraits from Starchefs 2009 – Charlie Trotter

This was taken right after Chef Trotter's appearance in the panel on American Cooking with Norman Van Aken, Emeril Lagasse and Clark Wolf and just before Chef Trotter had to scoot out.

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Mac’n’Cheese’n’Apples

Mac'n'cheese
remains one of the most beloved comfort foods of the United States,
popular in all quarters, though the trappings may be different based
upon who is making it and who is eating it. I recently put my own
spin on the dish […]

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Portraits from Starchefs 2009 – Emeril Lagasse

When Emeril Lagasse first showed up on The Food Network, his eponymous restaurant in New Orleans was arguably one of the best in the country. I had a fabulous meal there back in 1993 when Emeril was still in the […]

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Portraits from Starchefs 2009 – Richard Blais

As I work through my photos and find good individual photo portraits of individuals from the Starchefs ICC, I will post them here to highlight them. This first one is of Richard Blais, just prior to his workshop on Breakfast […]

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American Cuisine – A Docsconz Video

Given that the theme of this year's Starchefs International Chefs Congress was "What is American Cuisine," I took it upon myself to ask a few of the participants that same question. The following video is a compilation of their responses. […]

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Galeux d’Eysines

This is one of my favorite pumpkins. Having originated in France, it is funky to look at and delicious to eat. This specimen came from Sheldon Farms in Salem, N.Y.

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