Category Archives: Current Affairs

My Big News – A Major Life Change!

To those of you who know me, this may not be a huge surprise. To others, well, what can I say? Perhaps not so apparent here on the blog, but if you also happen to follow my Instagram feed,  you […]

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A Conversation With Chef Philip Tessier, USA’s Candidate for Bocuse D’Or 2015

I didn’t know much about Chef Philip Tessier before he was selected to be the  American Candidate for the Bocuse D’Or in Lyon France in January 2015, but I did get to know him a bit at the Benefit dinner held […]

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Bocuse d’Or USA at The Culinary Vegetable Institute – In Good Hands

Competitiveness is a basic human trait that has been around for as long as history has been recorded and likely well before that too. At its basest level, competition can bring out the worst in human nature, but at its […]

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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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11 Thoughts On Ringing In a New Year

As 2013 has come to a close, it leaves behind, as every year does, many memories. Many are good. Many are not. 365 days tends to cover a lot of ground. Here are a few thoughts, not just about food, […]

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Sunday Photo – RIP Judy Rodgers

Judy Rodgers, the chef/owner of one of San Francisco’s most beloved and most iconic restaurants died this past week from cancer. She was one of the major driving forces behind the development and popularization of what has come to be […]

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Sunday Photo – In Memorium – Chef Charlie Trotter

I had met him on several occasions, but can’t say that I knew him. I certainly knew who he was, but I doubt that he had any clue as to who I was. We were the same age, though I […]

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Sunday Photos – NYC – Old and New Icons

At least since the building of the Empire State Building, New York has been a city known for its soaring skyline and its lofty architecture. That was enhanced by the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center up until that […]

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Sunday Photo – Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George

Clearly this photo of summer gladiolas is not of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting, though it was influenced by her art work.  O’Keeffe, one of the seminal American artists of the Twentieth Century was known, amongst other things for her sensuous […]

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GMO’s and “Science”

It seems that many who stand in support of  GMO’s have staked the claim that those who oppose GMO’s and other aspects of modern food production technology are “anti-science.” While that may be true of some or perhaps even many […]

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