Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fondue Fun in Geneva

I'm not surprised that in Geneva, Switzerland, arguably the orological capitol of the world, the trains, trams and busses operate with reliable precision. Though charming, beautiful and undoubtedly a wonderful place to live and work, Geneva, at least in […]

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Bocuse d’Or 2011 – The Winning Platters & Plates

Here is a slideshow of my photos of the platters and plates that won the Bocuse d’Or this past week in Lyon, France. Rasmus Kofoed of Denmark won the event – his third time medaling with a pure trifecta of […]

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The Winner at Work

Triple Bocuse d'Or medalist Rasmus Kofoed at work at this year's Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France. Kofoed won the gold medal to go along with his previously won bronze and silver medals.
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Albert Adria Gets The Last Word on Art vs Craft in Cooking

If Albert Adria or his brother Ferran are not culinary artists than no one is. Here, in Spanish, he says that the question is ultimately up to the diner to answer.
 
I had filmed several other interviews, but alas, audio problems […]

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Go Team USA!

American Candidates Jamal James Kent and Thomas Allan at dinner at Brasserie de L'Est two nights before competition along with Bocuse d'Or USA organizer Monica Bhambani. They will be getting underway in their quest for a medal at the […]

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Daniel Patterson Discourses on the Craft vs. Art Debate

Few chefs are more eloquent and cerebral than Daniel Patterson of San Francisco's Coi and Il Cane Rosso and Oakland's Plum. Few chefs also make more beautiful, thoughtful and delicious food. He is also not afraid to say it as […]

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Mattias Hagglund Pours His Thoughts on Food as Art

Matthias Hagglund of Elements Restaurant in Princeton, NJ, happens to be one of the craftiest and most creative mixologists I have yet had the pleasure of meeting. His beverages are products of great thought and consideration. The net results comprise […]

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The Bocuse is Coming

The Bocuse D'Or is happening this week in Lyon, France. The preeminent cooking competition in the world, this biennial event is a bit crazy and a lot of fun. You can follow my reports and photos from the 2009 competition as well […]

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Nils Noren Weighs in on Craft and Art in Cooking.

The other half of the creative team behind the wildly creative Cooking Issues (though Nastassia Lopez should be included there as well to make it a creative trio) along with Dave Arnold, who's response I have already posted, Nils Noren is […]

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More Art vs. Craft in Cooking: Scott Boswell Opines

I know few chefs who plate more beautifully than Scott Boswell of Stella!and Stanley in New Orleans. Of course, in the world of food that means nothing if the pleasure of eating a dish does not at least match the […]

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