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Eddie Huang, Francis Lam, Next and Sicily

Authenticity. How important is that to a restaurant and what does it really mean? A recent discussion between Eddie Huang and Francis Lam talked about that topic with Mr. Huang coming down hard on non-native chefs gaining accolades cooking cuisines […]

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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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