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Ben Sukle is one of my favorite young chefs in the country and it has been a pleasure watching (and tasting) his continued progression as a chef from his early days at The Dorrance, where the influence of his stint [...]

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A Master Cortador Makes His Mark in Avila

Nights like this are ones that just need to be appreciated for the something special that they are. It is no exaggeration that Gerry Dawes, my friend, traveling companion and guide “knows and appreciates Spain more than all but a [...]

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The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 2 – Guijuelo

It wasn’t easy getting up the next day, but get up we did. We toured Avila for a bit before heading west to Guijuelo, a center for the craft of making jamones de Iberico as well as a variety of embutidos, [...]

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The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 1 – Segovia and Avila

The eating of pork is taboo in some religious cultures, but for many others who eat animal flesh, the pig is widely considered the most delicious of meats. Few, if any, cultures have done more to enhance the ultimate deliciousness [...]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No. 2

Snowy Night Drive From Belgium to France – We were supposed to have lunch at In de Wulf then head to La Grenouillère to spend the night. Unfortunately, we had a hard time finding our car rental location in Zwolle, [...]

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Aubergine – Carmel Cool

While by no means exclusive to the West Coast, cool jazz is the style of jazz most closely associated with it, especially the sounds of Dave Brubeck, Chico Hamilton and Gerry Mulligan amongst others. Cool is a more laid back, [...]

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Some Serious Food in Sunny San Francisco

Sunny? San Francisco? Yes! My recent week in San Francisco and the Bay Area was marked by absolutely perfect weather. The clear blue cerulean skies and balmy, but not too hot temperatures certainly don’t hurt the pleasures of dining and [...]

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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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The Pastry Artistry of Antonio Bachour at The J&G Grill and The St.Regis Bal Harbour Resort

I first came across Antonio Bachour‘s work during the 2nd annual StarChef’s Pastry Competition in 2011. Bachour was one of three finalists. His work was visually very impressive. From that time on, I began to notice and see more and [...]

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New England With My Son

Representing the northeastern corner of the United States, New England is a region with character and identity. From Maine to Vermont and Vermont to Connecticut and Connecticut to Rhode Island and Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the region is diverse and [...]

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