Tag Archives: France

The USA Takes Silver at the 2015 Bocuse D’Or!

I’ve bee to this and the previous three Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon, France and the United States has always gone in with a strong team and high hopes, only for those hopes to have been dashed. Not so this […]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No. 2

Snowy Night Drive From Belgium to France – We were supposed to have lunch at In de Wulf then head to La Grenouillère to spend the night. Unfortunately, we had a hard time finding our car rental location in Zwolle, […]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No.4

The Bocuse d’Or – This was my third time attending this illustrious and exciting event in Lyon, France and it hasn’t gotten old. The personalities, the energy and the sheer spectacle are stupendous. Attending this phenomenal event should be on […]

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Sunday Photo – Hot Chocolate

Here it is, the last Sunday of the year and this will be my last installment of my series of “Sunday Photos.” It is a testament to how quickly 2013 has passed as it was taken almost one year ago […]

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Dining at La Grenouillére

After getting a taste of Chef Alex Gauthier’s cooking at last year’s StarChefs ICC (read about it here), I was looking forward to our reservation at his nouveau-French restaurant more than any other on our pilgrimage. Happily, it did not […]

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Lucy’s Tartiflette – A Plum Recipe – Rustic French at its Finest

When my son, L.J. and I were recently in Lyon for the Bocuse d’Or we had the distinct honor, luck and pleasure to have been invited for dinners not once, but twice at the home of my friends Lucy and […]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – The Winner is…. France!

Chef Thibaut Ruggeri of France produced sensationally beautiful Fish plates and an incredible meat platter to win the 2013 Bocuse d’Or and propel France back to the Gold Medal. Jeppe Foldager of Denmark took the Silver and Noriyuki Hamada of […]

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Lyon is for Lovers: Chocolate Heaven

 
Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates love, both of the romantic kind as well as the Platonic. The holiday has a few specific icons associated with it including Cupid, red roses and not least amongst them, chocolate. I […]

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L’Auberge de Paul Bocuse

One can’t really eat history, but one can feel it and soak it up. Paul Bocuse is the living embodiment of French cuisine of the latter half of the twentieth century. There are no more than a handful of chefs […]

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Poularde de Bresse En Vessie in Lyon

Bresse chicken is special. I had heard so much about poularde de Bresse en vessie or Bresse chicken cooked inside of a pig's bladder that when the opportunity arose while in Lyon, I had to take advantage of it. Having […]

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