Category Archives: Rocky Merchant

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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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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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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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Day Two Overview

The second day of the ICC tends to be the busiest. Presenters, attendees and sponsors have settled in and the Congress is in full swing. This year’s ICC was no exception. It began at 9AM and finished with the ever [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Day 1 Overview

It has become impossible for me to cover the StarChefs ICC by myself. The event has grown and has an awful lot going on. Even with the return of Sarah Gardener, my son L.J. Sconzo and the addition of my [...]

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