Category Archives: Food Events

My Photos From The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 Awards in NYC

I had the great good fortune to experience the World’s 5o Best Awards in New York City the other night. Of course, these awards have become rather controversial as anything as subjective as a “Best” list is going to be. […]


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The Big Apple Barbecue 2016 – Hog Wild!

I once again returned to one of my favorite annual events – the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in and around Madison Square Park in NYC. I particularly enjoyed this one seeing old friends, making new ones and, of course […]


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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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Raves For Madrid’s Marisqueria Rafa

I went last year and loved it, but never got around to doing a post on it. I recently went two more times with my good friend, Gerry Dawes, while we were in Madrid for Madrid Fusión and again, each […]


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My 17 Favorite Photos from Madrid Fusión 2016 Day Three

By day three of Madrid Fusion, between all the running around, not to mention the lack of sleep amidst the socializing, dining and drinking, I get pretty exhausted. Yet, the congress remains compelling, especially when the likes of the great […]


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My 22 Favorite Photos from Madrid Fusión 2016 Day Two

Yesterday, I posted my favorite 24 photos of the day from Madrid Fusión and now 22 from Day Two, another informative, fun and even more delicious day. My day started with a bang with a backstage taste of a delicious […]


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My 24 Favorite Photos from Madrid Fusión 2016 Day One

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StarChefs ICC 2015 Day Three Photo Highlights

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StarChefs ICC 2015 Day Two Photo Highlights

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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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