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Cooking Honest: StarChefs’ 2014 Day One

Cooking Honest: The Power of Authenticity in the Kitchen
The 9th annual International Chefs’ Congress kicked off as they always do, with hands-on workshops led by some of the world’s best chefs. Right out of the gate, New York favorite Paul […]

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Spain and the New York Table

Back in 2006, Spain was riding high in the gastronomic world. elBulli was at its peak and Spanish restaurants in Spain were the darlings of the culinary cognoscenti. It was a golden age for Spanish cuisine. The culmination of this […]

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Europe 2013 – Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 2 – Madrid Fusión

Though not quite 100% on Tuesday, we managed to get up and make our way out to the IFEMA site for the second day of Madrid Fusión. I was sadly disappointed to have missed both David Muñoz and Pascal Barbot […]

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The Future of Bocuse d’Or USA – The Commis Competition 2012

The first ever Commis Competition sponsored by the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation took place this past Saturday, January 28th on the campus of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. The idea was to recognize young talent working the stoves of America’s […]

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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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Pastry Chefs Cook Savory at Aldea

Johnny Iuzzini, Alex Stupak, George Mendes, Brooks Headley & Michael Laiskonis
Aldea is a special restaurant to me in so many ways. I love George Mendes' cooking. I love George Mendes – in addition to being a superb chef, he […]

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Starchefs ICC 2010 Day Three Photos

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Sam Mason’s Greatest Hits at Aldea

Sam Mason first came to my attention when he opened WD-50 with Wylie Dufresne. At the time Sam was the pastry chef and was combining savory elements into his desserts in amazing ways, blurring the lines between them, […]

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Portraits from Starchefs 2009 – Paco Torreblanca and Asbel Reyes

Paco Torreblanca from Alicante in Spain, one of the great pastry chefs of the world, arrived at Starchefs escorted by Asbel Reyes, the chef in charge of behind the scenes preparations for all the food presented at the […]

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