Category Archives: Bocuse D’Or

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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The Chef’s Garden – Eden Exists in Ohio

Ohio is not the first place that would have come to my mind when thinking about sourcing a wide variety of top quality vegetables, herbs and flowers, but it is the home of what may very well be the finest […]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No.4

The Bocuse d’Or – This was my third time attending this illustrious and exciting event in Lyon, France and it hasn’t gotten old. The personalities, the energy and the sheer spectacle are stupendous. Attending this phenomenal event should be on […]

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My Top Non-Restaurant Meal of 2013

Meals in homes or other non-restaurant settings offer a completely different set of expectations and experiences than those in restaurants, especially restaurants with vaunted reputations. In homes and other personal settings, it is mostly about the personal interaction and the […]

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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Two

The second day of the StarChefs ICC has everything that the first day has, but it also has the cocktail party at the end of the day as well as a variety of top notch cocktails available throughout the day. […]

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Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 7 – Lovely Lyon

Our timing for the drive to the train station was good. With a 12 noon train, we missed the rush hour traffic and made it to Brussels with plenty of time to find the Car Rental return and get our […]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – French Impressions

I spent three days and three nights with my father in Lyon, France, to experience the Bocuse d’Or. In case you’re not familiar, here’s a brief history: The legendary Paul Bocuse started the Bocuse d’Or in 1987 as a sort […]

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Sunday Photo – Cecina

This Spanish air-dried beef ham called “cecina” is one of the world’s great culinary secrets. Much less widely known than its Spanish porcine cousin, jamon Iberico de bellota, it is every bit as complex and delicious. This example from the […]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – The Winner is…. France!

Chef Thibaut Ruggeri of France produced sensationally beautiful Fish plates and an incredible meat platter to win the 2013 Bocuse d’Or and propel France back to the Gold Medal. Jeppe Foldager of Denmark took the Silver and Noriyuki Hamada of […]

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