Monthly Archives: January 2010

Taste of the Week – January 24th-30th: Rocky’s Lasagna

Sometimes I think it is a lot easier for non Italian-Americans to appreciate lasagna. For Italian-Americans lasagna is very, very personal, perhaps more so than for any other Italian-American dish. While I can like a lasagna other than […]

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Starchefs 2009 Day Two: Dessert Threeplay with Iuzzini, Mason and Stupak

The morning of the second day of Starchefs 2009 was spent in small workshops featuring the Spanish pastry master, Paco Torreblanca and southern farm-meets-avant-garde chef Sean Brock, both of whom later did full-scale presentations on the main stage. […]

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Passion Fruit #2


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Passion Fruit #1


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I like my condiments just as much as the next guy. I never met a mustard that I haven't been able to find some use for. Real mayonnaise adds creaminess and depth and hot sauces like sriracha or […]

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Bocuse D’Or USA 2010 – Coming Soon!

Having been to the Bocuse D'Or main event last year in Lyon, France, I am very excited for this event. It is great to see the US culinary world taking this as seriously as the Europeans have been […]

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Taste of the Week – January 17th – 23rd: Banana-Rum Bon Bons

The banana-rum bon bons from The Chocolate Mill were a revelation. Well balanced dark chocolate, banana and rum made these not-too-sweet bon bons really stand out. I love the combination of chocolate and banana and the addition of a hint […]

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Madrid Fusión 2010

This time last year and the year before I was in Madrid attending the culinary wonderland known as Madrid Fusión. Unfortunately, this year I am unable to attend. Though shorter than previous years, the schedule looks exciting with presenters such […]

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Bordeaux and Burgundy

Without a doubt Bordeaux and Burgundy are the two most famous wine regions of the world and for good reason. These regions have been making wonderful wines for many, many years and top wines from these regions remain world benchmarks […]

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Bon Bons

There is something about the tropics in the middle of winter that is particularly appealing and one doesn't even necessarily have to go there to enjoy them. These bon bons from The Chocolate Mill in Glens Falls, N.Y., […]

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