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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Two

The second day of the StarChefs ICC has everything that the first day has, but it also has the cocktail party at the end of the day as well as a variety of top notch cocktails available throughout the day. [...]

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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day One

After five years at the Park Avenue Armory, with that venerable venue unavailable for this one, StarChefs had to shift to a new location. They chose one, that like most of their previous sites, was a tad rough around the [...]

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Sunday Photos – OddFellows

Sam is back! It is great to see Sam Mason back in the kitchen doing desserts. He says, “It’s only ice cream,” but anyone who knows Sam or has had his desserts, knows better. OddFellows, a collaboration between Sam and [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Day Three Overview

The final day of each StarChef ICC is always bittersweet. It’s a power-packed day of demos, workshops, competition finals and great food and drink, but then it is over for another year. Unfortunately, for the final day, my team was [...]

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A Farewell to Michael Laiskonis at Le Bernardin

I was stunned and saddened when I first heard that Michael Laiskonis, the amazing pastry chef at Le Bernardin was going to be leaving his position at the restaurant at the end of this year. Le Bernardin has been a [...]

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A Taste of Madrid in NY at The International Culinary Center – Introducing Gastrofestival Madrid!

Any regular reader of this website knows I have a deep seated infatuation for all things Spanish, especially food. I was thrilled when I received an invitation to an exciting event in NYC  that I could actually make it to. [...]

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Star Chefs ICC 2011 Day Two – A Personal Summary

 
Massimo Bottura, the chef whose restaurant Osteria Francescana was ranked number 4 in the ever controversial 2011 World’s Fifty Best Restaurantslist, opened the morning explaining his approach to Avant-Garde Italian food. He loves to tell stories and elicit emotion in his [...]

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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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