Category Archives: Cooking

Dan Barber’s The Third Plate

I used to be a voracious reader, devouring books as if they were Benton’s bacon at a buffet, but then, I centered much of my world around the universe of food. I still read quite a bit, but my focus shifted […]


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A Brooklyn Barbecue Crawl

The impetus was the NYC visit of a long-time virtual friend, Paul, who happens to be a chef in London. Though we have been acquainted on-line since the early days of eGullet, we had never formally met in person. Fortunately, […]


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The Docsconz 15 Most Extraordinary Restaurant Dishes of 2015

By virtue of having spent four great dining and drinking weeks there this past year, Spain dominates this list. As a result, if there is a theme to this year’s Top Ten Dishes it is primacy of product. It was […]


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A Taste of Northern Spain – Part 3: Basque Bravos – Bilbao to Axpe

When it comes to food – culture, production and crafting – is there a better place on Earth than the Basque Country of northern Spain? Blessed with a bounty from both land and sea and the know-how to use it […]


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Roots Action 2015 – Fermentation in Action

Presenters: Kevin Farley, co-owner of the Cultured Pickle Shop in Berkeley, CA and Chef Edward Lee, chef/owner of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, KY and author of Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen.
The following is an addendum to […]


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Roots Action 2015 – Connections Between Seaweed and Health

From Ocean to Plate: Seaweed’s Potential to Change the World
Author of Irish Seaweed Kitchen, the ultimate bible for cooking with sea vegetables, Dr. Prannie Rhatigan is a medical doctor with a lifetime experience of harvesting, cooking and gardening organically with sea vegetables. […]


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Two Equals One (Restaurant) in Chapel Hill

Math is a funny thing.I don’t typically find it intuitive. It always gave me headaches in school, but I somehow managed to get through it. Sometimes, though, it makes complete sense. Such is the case with Chefs Kim Floresca and […]


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Roots Action 2015

After returning home from attending the third annual Chef’s Garden Roots Conference, I feel akin to Moses coming down from the mountain after having received the tablets. The mountain being the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, OH ( My-lin), and […]


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North and South – A Visit to the Carolinas and Beyond – Part 2

The start to our trip was rewarding, but exhausting. One may ask, why go to the Carolinas in the very heart of the hot summer? The answer to the exhaustion and the question is one and the same – the […]


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North and South – A Visit to the Carolinas and Beyond – Part I

The Carolinas and The South as a whole are hot and I am not just referring to the weather in August. The food scene has been hopping for some time with a resurgence of interest in traditional ingredients, techniques and […]


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