Category Archives: Culinary Personalities

Enjoying Disfrutar

The legendary elBulli has passed into history. It is almost four years since the last meal was served there. With elBulli gone, its Vanguardist style of cooking has become largely overshadowed by the New Naturalism movement led by Rene Redzepi […]

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Home Cooking By Bill Telepan

I have been fortunate enough to have had some chef friends come and cook in my home. This time, however, it wasn’t my home, but the home of my very good friends, Joe, and Donna. They along with Joe’s brother and […]

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Back to Bodega 1900

Bodega 1900, from the astounding Albert Adriá collection of restaurants, is one whose memory grows into the stuff of legend. I was there with my son a year ago and found it to be totally beguiling. One dish, the grilled […]

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Albert Adriá and Paco Mendez Make Mexican Magic in Barcelona – Part Two – Hoja Santa

“Genius” is one of those words that gets bandied about, perhaps a bit too freely, in many cases diluting its meaning. One definition of the word from The Oxford English Dictionary is,
“A person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative, either generally […]

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Reflections on The Bocuse D’Or 2015

I have now attended each of the past four Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon starting in 2009 and each has been special in its own way, filled with hope and promise. This last one was best of all as the […]

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Albert Adriá and Paco Mendez Make Mexican Magic in Barcelona – Part One- Niño Viejo

The magic of Mexican food depends a lot on the indigenous ingredients of Mexico and has, until recently, outside of a few special places in the United States (e.g Rick Bayless’ Topolobampo and Frontera Grill), been extremely difficult to reproduce […]

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The USA Takes Silver at the 2015 Bocuse D’Or!

I’ve bee to this and the previous three Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon, France and the United States has always gone in with a strong team and high hopes, only for those hopes to have been dashed. Not so this […]

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It’s Time! Bocuse d’Or World Finals 2015!

While the northeastern United States will be busy digging out from a monster snow storm, a storm of a different sort is about to descend upon the Eurexpo Pavilion and the SIRHA show in Lyon, France – the world finals of the […]

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Clear Ice With Eamon Rockey

If you follow my Instagram feed it should be apparent that as much as I enjoy drinking a nice cocktail every now and again, I also enjoy making them. While I have managed to put together a pretty versatile and quality […]

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Sowing Seeds of Creativity at Semilla

Other than its very trendy, u-shaped kitchen counter dining area (a trend that I happen to like very much), Semilla, the small, sophisticated new restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is unlike any other I have been to. The work of the […]

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