Tag Archives: Dave Arnold

Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Three

The final day of a StarChefs ICC is shorter than the others and is always filled with ennui as the Product Fair starts breaking down right after lunch. That said, it is again stuffed with great content as well as [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Day Two Overview

The second day of the ICC tends to be the busiest. Presenters, attendees and sponsors have settled in and the Congress is in full swing. This year’s ICC was no exception. It began at 9AM and finished with the ever [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 Day Two – Photos of People

Day Two of the recent StarChefs ICC had plenty more going on, culminating in the StarChefs Cocktail Party at the end of the day. Where else can one have a cocktail made by Dave Wondrich in one hand and one [...]

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Nils Noren Weighs in on Craft and Art in Cooking.

The other half of the creative team behind the wildly creative Cooking Issues (though Nastassia Lopez should be included there as well to make it a creative trio) along with Dave Arnold, who's response I have already posted, Nils Noren is [...]

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Dave Arnold Talks About Food as Art

Last fall at the Starchefs International Chefs Congress in New York City, I asked a few people from the culinary world the question that reflected the theme of the Congress, Is cooking just a craft, or can it be art? [...]

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A Golden Dinner – The Alchemy of Taste and Smell

 
Alchemy - Definition from  Dictionary.com
1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced inthe Middle Ages and the Renaissance
 and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and 
 with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.
2. any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a 
 substance of great value.

The Dinner at The Alchemy of Taste and Smell event at The Astor Center clearly did not live up to the first definition above. Try as many have, those goals remain elusive. [...]

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Quick Pics From The Alchemy of Taste Dinner – “Action” Shots

An all-star cast cooking together, this one of a kind dinner was simply incredible. The food, the drink, the scents, the people, the vibe – all combined to create a simply unforgettable evening after an already unforgettable program. I [...]

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Quick Pics From The Alchemy of Taste Night One

 
The opening of The Alchemy of Taste and Smell at New York City's Astor Center held only two events, but they were both of very high quality. The evening started with a presentation by one of the major figures of [...]

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Starchefs Day 1 – Arnold & Noren: The FX Revolution

They showed once again why they are currently some of the most creative chefs out there, using novel techniques to create food that is both delicious, creative and amazing. The food tastes great, but provides the additional elements of amazement, playfulness and fun to put it over the top and make it truly special.
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My Claim to Fame – Skoal!

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