Monthly Archives: November 2012

StarChefs ICC 2012: Sean Brock, Linton Hopkins: Sons of the South and The Carolina Rice Kitchen

In a presentation titled “Sons of the South,” Sean Brock and Linton Hopkins put on a great show for the 7th Annual Starchefs ICC. On Day 1, they united to present their take on the Southern Culinary Revival that is […]

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Amaranta – Terrific in Toluca

Who says fusion cooking is bad? Anyone who thinks that has never experienced the cooking and foods of Mexico. Mexican cuisine is a glorious example of how wonderful fusion can be when given enough time, ingenuity and skill to make […]

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Sunday Photo – Thanksgiving Fun

When one thinks of Thanksgiving, it is often the food that is the first thing that comes to mind. Great food is certainly something that I am thankful for and it clearly is a huge part of the day, but […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I personally have so much to be thankful for – particularly my family and friends. I also am thankful for the roof over my head, the job that keeps it there and the food that I eat. I am thankful […]

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StarChefs ICC 2012: Counter Culture – The History of Appetizing in NY – Niki Russ Federman & Joshua Russ Tupper

 “We’re here to talk about slicing…I’m an example of what not to do,” exclaimed Josh Russ as he held up his bandaged hand at the beginning of the demo. Although the injury had not actually occurred in the line of […]

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Sunday Photo – Squash

Thanksgiving is around the corner. The Turkey always gets the headlines, but this is also a time when the humble squash also gets to shine. Baked in pies, puréed and served as soup and cooked so many other ways, various types are […]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Tradition Meets Modernity: Beef in Korean Cuisine – Hooni Kim

Hooni Kim, of Danji in New York City, fully embraces heritage in his food, bringing French precision and flavors to traditional Korean cuisine. In two beef dishes, one prepared in a traditionally French style and the other in a traditionally […]

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Bringing the Sea to Mexico City – Part 2: MeroToro

Chef Jair Telléz already had a successful restaurant, Laja, in a small village in the Valle de Guadalupe (Mexico’s premiere wine region) just outside of Ensenada – when he was lured to the major metropolis of Mexico City by Gabriela […]

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Bringing the Sea to Mexico City – Part 1: Contramar

Mexico City may be landlocked, but Mexico has plenty of coastline and wonderful seafood. Much of the very best of it comes to two related restaurants in Mexico City – Contramar and MeroToro, both owned by the lovely Gabriela Cámara, […]

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Sunday Photo – For Those Who Served

A big THANK YOU to those who served. Whether they gave their lives or just the best years of their lives, our freedom would not exist without their sacrifices. Remember and honor the veterans! Happy Veterans’ Day!
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