Category Archives: Food and Drink

Auf Wiedersehen to Chef Joel Viehland at Community Table

I’m a very fortunate guy. I fully realize that. I have been lucky enough to enjoy many a fine meal around the world. Good food is a priority to me and I try to engage in experiencing great food as much as […]

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Barcelona’s Boqueria with Jorge Mas

The fabled Boqueria de San Josep, as it is officially known, or just La Boqueria, as it is more commonly known, is not the only food market in Barcelona and it isn’t the only excellent market either. It is, however, by […]

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BarBas – A Barcelona Surprise

It was a Monday night when I was arriving back in Barcelona and I was meeting a couple of friends for dinner. When they told me that the restaurant they chose was located on the Rambla de Catalunya just off […]

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The Second Annual MENT’OR BKB Foundation Young Chef Competition Series

If you are a regular reader of this site, you know that I am an avid fan and supporter of the Bocuse d’Or and now, Ment’Or BKB, the organization behind Bocuse d’Or Team USA. In addition to their role with […]

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El Crucero – Vegetables, Vino & More in Navarra

When most people think of food in Spain, vegetables are not usually the first items to come to mind, More typically, most people would think of the justifiably famous jamón Ibérico de bellota, a variety of other pork products including […]

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Breaking News – Valrhona C³ Coming to the Tenth Annual StarChefs ICC in Brooklyn!

After a brief hiatus, the StarChefs International Chefs Congress is back with another competition for pastry chefs and its bigger than ever! If you are an American or Canadian pastry chef, an expert with chocolate and want to test your mettle […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 6: A Night in La Rioja

When people think of Spanish wine regions, the first one that usually comes to mind is La Rioja, and for good reason, with its’ long history and tradition of great wines –  red, rosado and white. To a great extent, […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 5: Loving and Leaving Galicia

Just when it seemed that our vinous experiences could not be enhanced any further, they were. The morning – cold, foggy and breathvisibly beautiful – proved perfect for a visit to the small, hilly bodega of retired engineer turned vintner […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 4 – Rapturous Ribeira Sacra

Vineyards are inherently beautiful and I am never less than enthralled with a visit to one, but despite visits to gorgeous vineyards in France, Italy, Germany, the United States, Chile, South Africa and elsewhere in Spain, I was unprepared for […]

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Shellfish and Albariño – Galician Greatness at d’Berto

There are few, if any, foods that I enjoy eating more than top quality shellfish. Cracking open a just-from-the-sea lobster in Maine, slurping down a lightly dressed Gillardeau oyster in Paris, Barcelona or Lyon, devouring a grilled carabinero in Madrid, […]

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