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Recap: Madrid Fusión 2014, Day 2

Elena Arzak, of Arzak in San Sebastian kicked off Day 2 with a presentation entitled “Salt + Pepper = Sugar”. Here she talked about the values of sugar in savory coursing. The goal isn’t to make a 20-course dessert tasting […]

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Sunday Photo – Meet the Press

Superstar chefs Andoni Luiz Aduriz of Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain and Alex Atala of D.O.M. in Sao Paolo, Brazil are interviewed at the same time and at the same table in the Press Room at Madrid Fusión 2013.
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Attention! Atera is For Real!

When it comes to combining the elements of “New Naturalism” with the techniques of  Vanguardist cooking, Chef Matthew Lightner of the new Atera in NYC learned from two of the very best and it shows both in his cooking as […]

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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]

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Wish List 2011 – A Look Back

Each December I compile a Wish List of restaurants that I haven’t yet been to that I hope to get to during the following year. Sometimes those hopes have real potential for becoming fulfilled and sometimes (mostly) they remain mere […]

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My Top 10 Dishes of 2011

2011 has been, for me,  a year of extraordinary dining, perhaps my best year ever. It is incredibly difficult choosing ten dishes as the very best of the year, let alone ranking them. This is a subjective list, subject to […]

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Spain 2011 – A Compendium of Posts

With the recent posting of my experience at Cinc Sentits, I have finally completed my postings from the incredible trip to Catalunya, Valencia and The Basque Country areas of Spain that I took with my family last spring to celebrate […]

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Submission at Mugaritz Part 1: The Savories

No matter how beautifully presented it may be, food is just fuel if it is not delicious. But, what is delicious? There is the brash, in your face deliciousness of food that is like the grinding beat of raucous rock and roll. […]

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Submission at Mugaritz Part 2 – Desserts and Conclusion

For Part 1, please see this.
This was simply delicious in every respect. Even the rebellious, had they made it this far into the meal, would have found a reward here. This showed even more Asian influence and would not have […]

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Paco Morales – A New Honeymoon

 

Having lunch at elBulli with our children was an unparalleled way to celebrate our marriage of 25 years, but this anniversary called for us to take a little time for ourselves. We took a drive down from Barcelona to Bocairent […]

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