Tag Archives: Alex Talbot

Cooking Honest: StarChefs’ 2014 Day One

Cooking Honest: The Power of Authenticity in the Kitchen
The 9th annual International Chefs’ Congress kicked off as they always do, with hands-on workshops led by some of the world’s best chefs. Right out of the gate, New York favorite Paul […]

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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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Fermented Elements – Dinner With Matthias Merges and Kevin Farley (The Cultured Pickle)

Fermentation has been around for as long as humans have been eating food and drinking beverages other than water. Many cultures have used it to create their most iconic foods. It is only recently, however, that the techniques of fermentation have gained […]

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Sunday Photo – My Best Purchase of 2012

The Big Green Egg is the best cooking tool that I have ever used. I purchased it this past August from Adirondack Appliance in Saratoga Springs, NY and have been using it ever since. I got it just in time […]

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Chefs Without Restaurants at Elements – The Dinner

I’ve been to many a guest chef dinners over the years. They are hit or miss and rarely as good as a chef’s cooking at his or her own restaurant, which is where I typically, I prefer to go to try a […]

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Sunday Photo: A Lot of Talent in This Kitchen

Billed as “Chefs Without Restaurants,” this kitchen featured six guest chefs not currently working in restaurants and two who are, the hosts Scott Anderson and Michael Ryan of Elements in Princeton, N.J. This past Friday, chefs Karen Urie Shields and […]

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Starchefs ICC 2011 Day Three – A Personal Summary

The biggest problem at the Starchefs ICC is that one can’t see, do and taste everything. There is simply too much going on at any one time. Difficult decisions need to be made. Starting the final day , I was […]

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Top Chef Kevin Sbraga at Elements

Kevin Sbraga is a chef who I have been following since well before he won last year’s (2010) competition on Bravo TV’s Top Chef, but who’s food until last week I’d never had the opportunity to try. So when I discovered that […]

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Michel Bras Signs, Shreds and Slices!

 
Earlier this week I drove three hours down to Manhattan to attend an unusual and special event to which I had the honor of having been invited. It was a unique opportunity to meet Michel Bras, the legendary Chef from […]

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Goose Cassoulet – An Idea in Food

Goose was the one constant going in to the weekend. Knowing that Alex and Aki would be visiting and having had the good experiences that I have had with Mary Pratt's Elihu Farm geese, I thought it would be […]

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