Category Archives: Events

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 […]

Posted in Bocuse D'Or, Culinary Personalities, Events, Food and Drink, Food Events, France, Musings, Slow Food, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Bocuse D'Or, Cooking, Culinary Personalities, Events, Food and Drink, Food Events, France, Slow Food, Travel, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Bocuse D'Or, Culinary Personalities, Current Affairs, Events, Food and Drink, Food Events, France, Slow Food, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chefs’ Challenge 2014

If you happen to be in or around the Saratoga Springs, NY area this Thursday evening and are looking for some good culinary based fun that benefits a great cause, look no further than The 3rd Annual Chefs’ Challenge to […]

Posted in Chef Challenge, Culinary Personalities, Events, Food and Drink, Food Events, Fundraising, Regional, Restaurants, Upstate NY | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2014 – Some Personal Highlights

I look forward to attending the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC’s Madison Square Park on Madison Avenue every year and have attended all but one (missed it because of a conflict with my son’s college graduation) over the […]

Posted in Big Apple BBQ, Cocktails & Libations, Culinary Personalities, Events, Family, Food and Drink, New York City, Regional, Restaurants, Slow Food, Southern Food & Cooking, Traditional Ethnic, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday Photo – Capital Region Coffee Collective

The coffee culture in the US is really taking off and by that, I mean a true sophistication with an educated consumer base. The scene in NYC has been burgeoning for some time and my recent trip to San Francisco […]

Posted in Cocktails & Libations, Events, Food and Drink, Food Events, Photo Posts, Slow Food, Upstate NY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Photo – Old Friends at Cabin Creek

I had dinner the other night with some “old friends.” Amongst them were people I have known for some time. In addition there were some “old friends” that were new to me. The dinner was a benefit organized by Suzanne […]

Posted in Art, Events, Food and Drink, On the Farm, Photo Posts, Slow Food, Upstate NY, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Taste of the Best – International Chocolate Awards

I was recently having dinner with indefatigable double James Beard Award winner¹ Maricel Presilla, her husband, my wife and our son at her wonderful Hoboken Cuban-Latino restaurant Zafra when Maricel started talking about The International Chocolate Awards and invited me […]

Posted in Culinary Personalities, Events, Food and Drink, New York City, Pastry, Photo Posts, Top Tastes, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Sunday Photo – A Pig Roasts in Brooklyn

A new season, the second, has started for the weekly pig roasts run by Jose Ramirez-Ruiz of Chez Jose and John Ratliff of Ends Meat in the backyard of the Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each week they cook with […]

Posted in Bistronomic, Culinary Personalities, Events, Food and Drink, Food Events, New York City, Photo Posts, Slow Food, Traditional Ethnic | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Announcing the Docsconz Cookbook!

I am proud to release the news that I have signed on with Random House publishing to write and photograph a new cookbook based upon the dishes and cocktails that I create at home and post here and on facebook. […]

Posted in Culinary Personalities, Events, Food and Drink, Food Lit, pranks | Tagged | 6 Comments