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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Three

The final day of a StarChefs ICC is shorter than the others and is always filled with ennui as the Product Fair starts breaking down right after lunch. That said, it is again stuffed with great content as well as [...]

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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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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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Art or Craft in Studio Kitchen? Shola Speaks

i don't know too many chefs who cook more artistically or better than Shola Olunloyo of the soon to open Speck and Studio Kitchen in Philadelphia. In this short video shot at the latest Starchefs International Chefs Congress in NYC, [...]

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Elements – The TypePad Dinner Part 2: The Balance

…and with the preliminaries behind us, we moved on to the main body of the dinner. We learned that the chefs source organically, sustainably and locally "whenever possible", especially within a 50 mile radius, though they do not [...]

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Elements – The TypePad Dinner Part 1: Small Plates

As a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., it is exceedingly difficult for me to admit that there may be anything of extreme excellence in Princeton, N.J. Well, I must say that there is at least one institution of excellence in that burgh and that would be Elements, the relatively new creative contemporary restaurant with Ryland Inn alumnus Scott Anderson commanding the kitchen.
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Elements: A Peek Into the Kitchen

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Elements, the Princeton, NJ contemporary fine dining restaurant helmed by Chef Scott Anderson. I drove down specifically to have dinner there with three good friends, Alex Talbot, Shola Olunloyo and the [...]

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Ideas in the Studio – Round Two

No, I wasn't there, but I certainly wish I was. The photos and the menu indicate a particularly extraordinary meal, having incorporated so many of my favorite foods including soft-shell crabs, sweetbreads, pig cheeks, foie gras, sea urchin, goose eggs, [...]

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Ideas in Food Meets Studio Kitchen: The Action

In addition to world class food and excellent company, one of the major attractions of a meal at Stdio Kitchen or with Ideas in Food is the personability and interactiveness of Shola and Alex and Aki. Here is a photo [...]

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Ideas in Food Meets Studio Kitchen: The Dinner

I have had the great fortune to have experienced the cooking of Alex & Aki and Shola on a number of occasions both fee-based and not and have come to know all of the them to the point of considering [...]

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