Monthly Archives: November 2010

Early Pomegranates

Early pomegranates at the Montclair (Oakland, CA) Farmers Market 11/28/10
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Romanesco

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the universal American family holiday. It is a holiday of tradition. The exact traditions followed may vary from family to family and those traditions within a family may evolve over time, but there isn't a holiday in […]

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A Golden Dinner – The Alchemy of Taste and Smell

 
Alchemy - Definition from  Dictionary.com
1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced inthe Middle Ages and the Renaissance
 and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and 
 with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.
2. any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a 
 substance of great value.

The Dinner at The Alchemy of Taste and Smell event at The Astor Center clearly did not live up to the first definition above. Try as many have, those goals remain elusive. […]

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Cipollini

Photo taken at The Union Square Green Market, Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2010.
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Starchefs ICC 2010: Art vs Craft – Jordan Kahn & Albert Adriá

For most of the rest of the Congress, the presentations did little to advance the concept of food as art rather than craft, although there was plenty of "artistic" food. There were two outstanding exceptions, however, and both happen […]

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Seventy Years Ago Today

 

Though I was still quite a a number of years from being born, seventy years ago today was a very important day in my life. It was the day that my parents were married. My mother has been […]

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The Magic of minibar

Magic. Fun, awe-inspiring and belief-defying, magic delights the soul. The experience at Jose Andres’ minibar, currently a restaurant within a restaurant with-in the Pan-Latin themed Cafe Atlantico, offers a magical experience that indeed delights the soul, but it also delights […]

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Quick Pics From The Alchemy of Taste Dinner – “Action” Shots

An all-star cast cooking together, this one of a kind dinner was simply incredible. The food, the drink, the scents, the people, the vibe – all combined to create a simply unforgettable evening after an already unforgettable program. I […]

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Quick Pics From The Alchemy of Taste Night One

 
The opening of The Alchemy of Taste and Smell at New York City's Astor Center held only two events, but they were both of very high quality. The evening started with a presentation by one of the major figures of […]

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