Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Docsconz Top Ten Restaurant Dishes of 2012

2012 was another fabulous year of dining for me highlighted by trips to Italy and Mexico as well as visits through various parts of the United States. I ate very, very well. Here are the dishes that wowed me the [...]

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Sunday Photo – My Best Purchase of 2012

The Big Green Egg is the best cooking tool that I have ever used. I purchased it this past August from Adirondack Appliance in Saratoga Springs, NY and have been using it ever since. I got it just in time [...]

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The Docsconz 2013 Wish List

I have had the great fortune of eating at many wonderful restaurants, but there are many, many more that I haven’t eaten at, that I would very much like to. There are restaurants in the far corners of the world [...]

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Merry Christmas!

May your holiday season be one of joy and good will!
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Sunday Photo – Blanca

I’ve been a fan of Carlo Mirarchi’s cooking for some time now and thoroughly loved the tasting menu at Roberta’s two years ago. I was fortunate to have been invited to join some friends for dinner at Blanca, the new restaurant [...]

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Sunday Photo – Chartreuse

Chartreuse – it’s not just a color. Liqueurs made by monks in France from over 130 herbs, it was, like many old liqueurs, originally made for its medicinal qualities. It also happens to be delicious. There are two general types [...]

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Fabio’s Fabulous Fiola

I missed him at Maestro, but I’ve been a fan of Fabio Trabocchi’s for a few years now and have followed him from Fiamma to the Four Seasons and finally to Fiola. Few prepare food better or more beautifully. Fiamma was [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Sour Sips and Drinking Vinegars – Lynette Marrero & Kelly Slagle

Mixology mavens, Lynette Marrero and Kelley Slagle, led this mixology lesson  with a lip-pursing  variety of vinegar based cocktails. The lesson was extensive, covering every core subject – from the ancient history of vinegar, to its chemical composition,  then finally to [...]

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Sunday Photos – Maitake Mushrooms

Maitake mushrooms aka Hen of the Woods are beautiful and tasty fungi. I particularly enjoy them roasted, a dish that I first experienced at Hearth, where Marco Canora took the dish that he cooked at Craft.
I roasted these on the big green [...]

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Paxia – Daniel Ovadía’s Passionate Paean to Mexico

On the second day of the inaugural Mesamerica Congress in Mexico City in July, the ambitious and talented young chef Daniel Ovadía gave his presentation on using traditional Mexican ingredients in new ways. His approach was heartfelt and artistic, but the most emotional [...]

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