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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2012

For the past few years, at the end of each year,  I have composed a list of my favorite restaurant meals of of that year. Obviously, this is a totally subjective list based upon my experience at the time and [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – In the Clouds With Massimo Bottura at Osteria Francescana

Massimo Bottura is not only one of my favorite chefs in the entire world, he is also one of my favorite people. He cooks for the palate, the stomach, the heart and the mind. He writes poetry through food and [...]

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Massimo Bottura’s Message – Identitá Golose, Chef Sache, StarChefs & More

Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy is one of the most thoughtful and artistic chefs people in the world.  2011 was a tremendous year for him. At the beginning of the year he received an award from his peers [...]

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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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Osteria Francescana – Modernism in Modena

When I first visited Osteria Francescana in 2003 with my then 12 year old son, Andrew, it was already a well known restaurant, but not nearly as famous as it has subsequently become, having risen to the lofty number of [...]

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The Best Chef of the Year 2011

According to the prestigious International Academy of Gastronomy the Best Chef of the Year for 2011 is Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Chef Bottura learned of his selection during the second day of the recent Identitá [...]

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