Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bocuse d’Or 2013 – The Winner is…. France!

Chef Thibaut Ruggeri of France produced sensationally beautiful Fish plates and an incredible meat platter to win the 2013 Bocuse d’Or and propel France back to the Gold Medal. Jeppe Foldager of Denmark took the Silver and Noriyuki Hamada of [...]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – Go USA!

Today is the second and final day of the 2013 Bocuse d’Or. Yesterday saw half the teams in the field compete. Today, the United States is amongst the competitors with the winners announced at the end of the day. With [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Chocolate Innovations – Francisco Migoya

It was a real treat to have a front row seat watching Francisco Migoya at work – crafting beautiful and delectable chocolate creations with precise technique and imaginative design. Migoya presented three main platforms for innovation: rethinking chocolate’s base ingredients, [...]

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Sunday Photo -Team USA and the Bocuse d’Or

The 2013 Bocuse d’Or competition takes place this week in Lyon, France. Considered by many to be the premiere culinary competition in the world, it is an intense battle, of skill, ingenuity, resourcefulness, stamina and will unlike anything else out [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Roberto Caporuscio and Antonio Starita – Deep-fried Traditions: Montanara Pizza

What has allowed the Montanara—a fried, then lightly-baked pizza of Neapolitan origin—to assert itself, as it has in recent years, so strongly in New York City, which already has its own pizza culture? Does its popularity in the Big Apple [...]

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Sunday Photo – Sopresatta

This is world class dried sausage. I grew up eating these sopresatte made by the Esposito’s on Court Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn and they remain as delicious as ever, wonderful for special occasions or a simple [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – The Link: Smoke and Sausage in New Orleans – Bart Bell and Nathanial Zimet

“Man, I am so hungover right now,” groaned Chef Bart Bell of Crescent Pie and Sausage Company to Nathanial Zimet of Boucherie shortly before the start of their hands-on workshop. Zimet responded with a hearty laugh and a nod; both [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Alexandre Gauthier – French Transformation

Alex Gauthier showcased his exciting innovations on French culinary form at this year’s StarChefs showcase. You might think that classic French cuisine is all played out, that there’s nowhere to go from fine terrine of foie gras or coq au [...]

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Blog Find – Chefs John B. Shields & Karen Urie

They made themselves known in the food world despite cooking in nearly as difficult a location to get to in the United States as they could find. It was well worth the trip once you made it to Town House. [...]

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Sunday Photo – Easy Come, Easy Go

Winter giveth and winter taketh away. We had a nice snow, but as has been the case for many a year, we are in the midst of the January thaw.
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