Category Archives: LJ Sconzo

Perfektion at Pakta

It’s well known that Peruvian cuisine, with its diverse cultural influences – from Spain, Germany, China, Italy, Japan, and of course the indigenous Peruvians who have made it their home for centuries before these new arrivals – and incredible wealth [...]

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Recap: Madrid Fusión, Day 3

Welcome back to Docsconz’ coverage of Madrid Fusión 2014. Today’s was a grand show – not only do we have some brilliant minds presenting on behalf of their projects in Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, we’ve also got some intel on [...]

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Recap: Madrid Fusión 2014, Day 2

Elena Arzak, of Arzak in San Sebastian kicked off Day 2 with a presentation entitled “Salt + Pepper = Sugar”. Here she talked about the values of sugar in savory coursing. The goal isn’t to make a 20-course dessert tasting [...]

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Recap: Madrid Fusión 2014, Day 1

Yesterday marked the first day of Madrid Fusión, the original international culinary summit. This year the focus is on how traditional and street food inspires some of the top chefs in the world, shaping their techniques, the ingredients they use, [...]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No.4

The Bocuse d’Or – This was my third time attending this illustrious and exciting event in Lyon, France and it hasn’t gotten old. The personalities, the energy and the sheer spectacle are stupendous. Attending this phenomenal event should be on [...]

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Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but [...]

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I Spy Priorat, a Wine Expo in Rural Catalonia

This year marked the second occurrence of the biennial (i.e., every other year) Espai Priorat International Exhibition of DOCa Priorat Wines, hosted by none other than the Regulatory Council of the Qualified Designation of Origin Priorat and coordinated by a [...]

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Dining at La Grenouillére

After getting a taste of Chef Alex Gauthier’s cooking at last year’s StarChefs ICC (read about it here), I was looking forward to our reservation at his nouveau-French restaurant more than any other on our pilgrimage. Happily, it did not [...]

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Dining at In de Wulf

Located in the middle of the hilly Belgian countryside, a winter excursion to Chef Kobe Desramaults’ In de Wulf is like finding an oasis in a frozen desert. It’s only accessible by icy, elevated one-lane roads, which leads to trouble [...]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – French Impressions

I spent three days and three nights with my father in Lyon, France, to experience the Bocuse d’Or. In case you’re not familiar, here’s a brief history: The legendary Paul Bocuse started the Bocuse d’Or in 1987 as a sort [...]

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