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Albert Adria Gets The Last Word on Art vs Craft in Cooking

If Albert Adria or his brother Ferran are not culinary artists than no one is. Here, in Spanish, he says that the question is ultimately up to the diner to answer.
 
I had filmed several other interviews, but alas, audio problems […]

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Daniel Patterson Discourses on the Craft vs. Art Debate

Few chefs are more eloquent and cerebral than Daniel Patterson of San Francisco's Coi and Il Cane Rosso and Oakland's Plum. Few chefs also make more beautiful, thoughtful and delicious food. He is also not afraid to say it as […]

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Mattias Hagglund Pours His Thoughts on Food as Art

Matthias Hagglund of Elements Restaurant in Princeton, NJ, happens to be one of the craftiest and most creative mixologists I have yet had the pleasure of meeting. His beverages are products of great thought and consideration. The net results comprise […]

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Nils Noren Weighs in on Craft and Art in Cooking.

The other half of the creative team behind the wildly creative Cooking Issues (though Nastassia Lopez should be included there as well to make it a creative trio) along with Dave Arnold, who's response I have already posted, Nils Noren is […]

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More Art vs. Craft in Cooking: Scott Boswell Opines

I know few chefs who plate more beautifully than Scott Boswell of Stella!and Stanley in New Orleans. Of course, in the world of food that means nothing if the pleasure of eating a dish does not at least match the […]

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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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Rick Moonen’s Views on Art vs. Craft in Cooking

The ever energetic Rick Moonen of RM Seafood in Las Vegas is a supremely talented chef, a bright personality and a truly great guy. Aside from being a whiz at the stove as evidenced by his second place finish on […]

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Starchefs ICC 2009 Day Three – An Overview

Following a lovely and late dinner at Gramercy Tavern, it wasn't any easier to get out of bed for the 9AM start of Day Three, the finale of this year's Congress, especially as my able assistant and note taker extraordinaire, […]

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Starchefs ICC 2009 Day Two – An Overview

Gavin Kaysen watches David Bouley eat his salmon
Day two started with a lot of bleary eyes including my own, as I was still tired from the evening before when I attended a Star Chefs Dinner held at Le Cirque. That […]

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Retro Photos – Starchefs ICC – The First Three Years

I have had the great good fortune to have been at all of the Starchefs International Chefs Congresses since the inception in 2006, then a two day event. Since that time, it has moved uptown and morphed into three jam-packed […]

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