Tag Archives: Grant Achatz

Sunday Photo -Team USA and the Bocuse d’Or

The 2013 Bocuse d’Or competition takes place this week in Lyon, France. Considered by many to be the premiere culinary competition in the world, it is an intense battle, of skill, ingenuity, resourcefulness, stamina and will unlike anything else out […]

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Next:Sicily – Dinner at a Sicilian Grandmother’s House

The premise was to be a dinner in the home of a Sicilian grandmother. That means abbondanza and amore – plenty of food, cooked with love. As we ate the family style servings at the Kitchen Table of Next: […]

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Sunday Photos: The Red Carpet at The James Beard Awards 2012

I was lucky enough to attend the James Beard Awards last night in NYC. This annual event, which also acts as a celebration of James Beard’s birthday, brings together luminaries from the culinary world from all over the United States. Here are […]

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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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Grant Achatz Talks with Kim Severson at StarChefs

“I actually thought that Elizabeth Falkner was going to lead us in a seance” Kim Severson joked as she opened up her discussion with Grant Achatz at the latest StarChefs International Chefs Congress. They were there to discuss Chef Achatz’ […]

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elBulli is Dead! Long Live the elBulli Foundation!

It’s difficult to believe, but as the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” elBulli, as the world has known it,  came to a close this past Saturday night with a blowout dinner featuring many of the […]

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Book Review: Life, On the Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas

ed. note: With this review, I would like to introduce and welcome my good friend, fellow food enthusiast, superb home cook and avid reader, Amy Persons, who will be posting periodic reviews on books of interest to people who enjoy […]

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Flying High in the Aviary

 
There is no doubt in my mind that Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, Dave Beran and company has all the moxie it needs to be a huge success without any additional help. Nevertheless, much like Tickets, the […]

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The Next Experience – Paris 1906

 
I specifically refrained from reading about other people’s experiences before I dined at Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas with Dave Beran running the kitchen, so if you are set to dine there within the […]

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Starchefs ICC 2010: Art vs Craft – Keller, Kinch & Barber Discuss

The main theme of the 5th Annual Starchefs International Chefs Congress this past September in NYC was Art vs. Craft. There is no question that cooking involves craft and good cooking involves plenty of it. The more controversial question […]

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