Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

For all who have had too many Sandy tricks this week, may your Halloween be filled only with treats!
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Starchef ICC 2012 – Masaharu Morimoto – The Legacy of Japanese Cuisine

Chef Masaharu Morimoto stunned the main-stage audience on Day 1 with his impressive disassembly of a Kindai Bluefin Tuna. I would wager that I was not alone in my discomfort which stemmed from seeing the endangered 240lb creature lying flat [...]

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Sunday Photo – A Walk in Autumn Woods

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, but it is also a time of melancholy and ennui, never more so than on a gray day when a huge storm is approaching as is the case with the “Frankenstorm” currently bearing [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Bitters Sweet: Cocktail Culture Invades Pastry – Plinio Sandalio

As a culinary novice with an essentially nonexistent knowledge of mixology (I can name a choice few cocktails and that’s about it), I arrived at Plinio Sandalio’s workshop on the morning of my first day at the ICC with little [...]

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StarChef ICC 2012 – Mathias Dahlgren – Cooking Without Recipe

One of the first presentations I saw during the Starchefs ICC was Mathias Dahlgren’s workshop, wherein he took apart a whole New York cauliflower and reassembled it on various plates. As soon as these were distributed, the morsels on top [...]

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A Vote For DC – A Segway Into Washington Dining

Washington DC may be a very dysfunctional place when it comes to politics, but the contemporary food scene is anything but that. Having just returned from six nights in the nation’s capitol, I can attest that when it comes to [...]

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A New York Week

A New York minute is the equivalent of an instant anywhere else. New York just moves at such a fast pace and so much gets packed into a period of time. Such was the case with the week I just [...]

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Sunday Photo – Johnny Spero and Süna

The name Johnny Spero may not yet be known to many in the world of food, but I suspect that will change in the not too distant future. Johnny is a young cook, who has spent time working in places [...]

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Sunday Photo – Enrique Olvera

Mexican chef Enrique Olvera of the restaurant Pujol in Mexico City is one of my absolute favorite chefs anywhere. His cooking is clean, focused and pure of flavor. He has also managed to refine his native Mexican cuisine, while staying true to [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 Day Three – Photos of People

The last day of the StarChefs International Chefs Congress is packed with presentations, workshops, competition finals and a lot of ennui as another great Congress comes to a close. Here is a slideshow from the final day of the 2012 [...]

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