Tag Archives: Alinea

Next:Sicily – Dinner at a Sicilian Grandmother’s House

The premise was to be a dinner in the home of a Sicilian grandmother. That means abbondanza and amore – plenty of food, cooked with love. As we ate the family style servings at the Kitchen Table of Next: […]

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Grant Achatz Talks with Kim Severson at StarChefs

“I actually thought that Elizabeth Falkner was going to lead us in a seance” Kim Severson joked as she opened up her discussion with Grant Achatz at the latest StarChefs International Chefs Congress. They were there to discuss Chef Achatz’ […]

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Book Review: Life, On the Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas

ed. note: With this review, I would like to introduce and welcome my good friend, fellow food enthusiast, superb home cook and avid reader, Amy Persons, who will be posting periodic reviews on books of interest to people who enjoy […]

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The Food Blogger’s Dilemma

If you read this blog, you know that I like to photograph my food when dining in interesting  and sometimes even not-so-interesting restaurants. I consider the photographs to be essential components of my blog posts. I have also taken to […]

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Alinea at Auction

Chef Achatz in the Alinea Kitchen December 2005

Love Alinea? Some very special opportunities have been offered by the Chicago über-restaurant for a charity auction. For a very interesting explanation of one of the auction items in particular, a very […]

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