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The Making of My Favorite Cocktail of 2014 – Betony’s Milk Punch

I’ve enjoyed cocktails for a long time, but 2014 was a watershed year for me, both in making and drinking cocktails. It is fun to experiment creating new cocktails and it is even more fun to drink them, especially when […]

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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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elBulli 2005-2011: A Legacy of Innovation – A Video From Phaidon Press

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Cultured – A Pickle Shop in Berkeley – Part 2 – Indian Lime Pickles

In Part 1 of this Conversation and Tasting with Kevin Farley, we discussed kombuchas. Here, we moved on to one of his most popular items. It seems that he can’t make enough of his Indian style lime pickles.

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Cultured – A Pickle Shop in Berkeley – Part 1: Kombucha

Kevin Farley makes pickles, but not just any pickles. The pickles that Farley makes along with his wife are possibly the most creative and delicious across a wide spectrum of types that one is likely to find in the United […]

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Ed Kenney Talks Hawaiian Food at StarChefs

Like many areas with indigenous unique products, Hawaii has been rediscovering them in the venue of fine dining. Recently, it seems, the rest of the world has been starting to take notice. Chef Ed Kenney of Town Kaimuki in Honolulu […]

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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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Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press

Check out this video promoting the new book Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press. It’s  lovely and shows why I’m dying to dine at D.O.M., Atala’s renowned restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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Savoring the Exotic in Chile – Coastal Foraging With Boragó’s Rodolfo Guzman and Tommy de Olarte

Oxalis, strawberries, parsley, radishes and even samphire are hardly exotic elements of the pantry, unless they come from the Chilean coast. Here they relate to their cousins with similar names via taste, but they are decidedly different in terms of […]

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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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