Category Archives: Books

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

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Sunday Photo – Cook It Raw in NYC

No, there wasn’t an accumulation of top chefs from around the globe communing and foraging in Central Park. Not even Prospect Park. As much fun as that would likely be, what did occur was perhaps even more fun for the [...]

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Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press

Check out this video promoting the new book Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press. It’s  lovely and shows why I’m dying to dine at D.O.M., Atala’s renowned restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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Eat the City – Book Review

I must admit that when I first jumped into Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, I was less excited than I should [...]

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Sunday Photo – The Bordelon Cocktail

My wife and I recently had a few friends over for dinner and as I was perusing through the new 75thAnniversary Edition of Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide (Mr. Boston: Official Bartender’s & Party Guide) by Jonathan Pogash and Rick Rodgers, [...]

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Book Review: Life, On the Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas

ed. note: With this review, I would like to introduce and welcome my good friend, fellow food enthusiast, superb home cook and avid reader, Amy Persons, who will be posting periodic reviews on books of interest to people who enjoy [...]

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Videos From noma

If you have visited this blog on occasion, you would likely know that I am a huge fan of Rene Redzepi and his restaurant noma, which is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is part of an incredibly talented and devoted [...]

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The Sorcerer and His Apprentices: Ferran and His Stagieres in NYC

Though the book, The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià’s elBulli has just been published, it is already slated to be the basis for a Hollywood movie and why not? Lisa Abend’s story focuses on the [...]

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Ideas in Food Comes North

I am so very looking forward to a visit this coming weekend from my good friends Alex and Aki of Ideas in Food. For anyone in Northeastern New York who may be interested, you can meet them this Thursday evening, [...]

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The Bocuse is Coming

The Bocuse D'Or is happening this week in Lyon, France. The preeminent cooking competition in the world, this biennial event is a bit crazy and a lot of fun. You can follow my reports and photos from the 2009 competition as well [...]

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