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Recap: Madrid Fusión 2014, Day 2

Elena Arzak, of Arzak in San Sebastian kicked off Day 2 with a presentation entitled “Salt + Pepper = Sugar”. Here she talked about the values of sugar in savory coursing. The goal isn’t to make a 20-course dessert tasting […]




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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]




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Spain 2011 – A Compendium of Posts

With the recent posting of my experience at Cinc Sentits, I have finally completed my postings from the incredible trip to Catalunya, Valencia and The Basque Country areas of Spain that I took with my family last spring to celebrate […]




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The Colorful Glories of Arzak

While others were involved, including  such still well known chefs as Pedro Subijana and Karlos Arguiñano, no one has been more influential than Juan Mari Arzak in bringing contemporary cooking ideas and style to the Basque Country and the rest […]




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Leg of Lamb – Coffee, Chocolate & Cinnamon

I first had lamb flavored with coffee at Arzak with their "Lamb with a Coffee Veil" – a revelation and an inspiration. The other night I took that inspiration and for my son's last dinner at home before returning to […]




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