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Recap: Madrid Fusión 2014, Day 1

Yesterday marked the first day of Madrid Fusión, the original international culinary summit. This year the focus is on how traditional and street food inspires some of the top chefs in the world, shaping their techniques, the ingredients they use, [...]

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Musings – Where Are The Destination Restaurants of North America?

Three stars reward exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients. Worth a special journey. – the Michelin Guide
Restaurants don’t need to be difficult to get to to be “worth a [...]

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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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My Most Surprisingly Good Meal of 2011

I don’t go someplace to eat because I expect it to be bad, but expectations for some meals are higher than others. In the United States I have become accustomed to viewing roadside rest stop food to be nothing more [...]

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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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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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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Six

At the Hotel Ferrero we had a choice of taking our breakfast in a few different locations. We opted to take breakfast in our room, which given the beautiful sunny morning and the lovely patio outside our room, proved to [...]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Five

On Friday, Kitty and I left the boys in Barcelona to go off on our own for a night. Michael would stay with his 21 and 19 year old brothers and his 21 year old cousin, while we drove down [...]

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Breaking News – Ferrero by Francisco Morales y Rut Cotroneo

it was announced today that Francisco "Paco" Morales, the brilliant young Spanish chef, formerly of Senzone in Madrid, and his equally brilliant sommelier wife, Rut Cotroneo, also formerly of Senzone, have signed on to run the restaurant at the small [...]

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