Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Conversation With Chef Philip Tessier, USA’s Candidate for Bocuse D’Or 2015

I didn’t know much about Chef Philip Tessier before he was selected to be the  American Candidate for the Bocuse D’Or in Lyon France in January 2015, but I did get to know him a bit at the Benefit dinner held […]

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Bocuse d’Or USA at The Culinary Vegetable Institute – In Good Hands

Competitiveness is a basic human trait that has been around for as long as history has been recorded and likely well before that too. At its basest level, competition can bring out the worst in human nature, but at its […]

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The Chef’s Garden – Eden Exists in Ohio

Ohio is not the first place that would have come to my mind when thinking about sourcing a wide variety of top quality vegetables, herbs and flowers, but it is the home of what may very well be the finest […]

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Kin Shop – Tasty NYC Thai From a Top Chef Winner

Kin Shop has been open for some time now, but until recently, I had never made it there despite hearing good things and a desire to go. In fact, it has been open long enough now, that one doesn’t hear […]

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Ducks Eatery – Simply Fun and Flavorful

It’s dark, it’s cramped and it’s loud. These are all traits in restaurants that tend to turn me off, but somehow, at Chef Will Horowitz’ Ducks Eatery on E. 12th Street in Manhattan, they were endearing. Perhaps, it is because […]

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elBulli 2005-2011: A Legacy of Innovation – A Video From Phaidon Press

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A Few Bites at The Boqueria in Barcelona

It may very well be the most famous food market in the world today. It is large, vibrant and contains an incredible selection of both fresh and cooked foods, ranging from immaculate fresh seafood to a surfeit of meat and […]

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Around the World in 41 Courses – The 41º Experience

The full elBulli experience will never be replicated. While the food was of paramount importance, the magical setting of Cala Montjoi, the paradoxically traditional decor of the restaurant space and the creative ferment of the kitchen all combined as major […]

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