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Spanish Ham Without Borders – Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene – Atlanta, GA

Why would celebrated Southern Chef Linton Hopkins be leading an Ibérico Ham slicing demo? These were my first thoughts as I stepped into the 9:00am workshop at this year’s Star Chefs ICC. Country Ham, certainly, but after all, there were [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Chocolate Innovations – Francisco Migoya

It was a real treat to have a front row seat watching Francisco Migoya at work – crafting beautiful and delectable chocolate creations with precise technique and imaginative design. Migoya presented three main platforms for innovation: rethinking chocolate’s base ingredients, [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Roberto Caporuscio and Antonio Starita – Deep-fried Traditions: Montanara Pizza

What has allowed the Montanara—a fried, then lightly-baked pizza of Neapolitan origin—to assert itself, as it has in recent years, so strongly in New York City, which already has its own pizza culture? Does its popularity in the Big Apple [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Alexandre Gauthier – French Transformation

Alex Gauthier showcased his exciting innovations on French culinary form at this year’s StarChefs showcase. You might think that classic French cuisine is all played out, that there’s nowhere to go from fine terrine of foie gras or coq au [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Sour Sips and Drinking Vinegars – Lynette Marrero & Kelly Slagle

Mixology mavens, Lynette Marrero and Kelley Slagle, led this mixology lesson  with a lip-pursing  variety of vinegar based cocktails. The lesson was extensive, covering every core subject – from the ancient history of vinegar, to its chemical composition,  then finally to [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012: Sean Brock, Linton Hopkins: Sons of the South and The Carolina Rice Kitchen

In a presentation titled “Sons of the South,” Sean Brock and Linton Hopkins put on a great show for the 7th Annual Starchefs ICC. On Day 1, they united to present their take on the Southern Culinary Revival that is [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012: Counter Culture – The History of Appetizing in NY – Niki Russ Federman & Joshua Russ Tupper

 “We’re here to talk about slicing…I’m an example of what not to do,” exclaimed Josh Russ as he held up his bandaged hand at the beginning of the demo. Although the injury had not actually occurred in the line of [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Tradition Meets Modernity: Beef in Korean Cuisine – Hooni Kim

Hooni Kim, of Danji in New York City, fully embraces heritage in his food, bringing French precision and flavors to traditional Korean cuisine. In two beef dishes, one prepared in a traditionally French style and the other in a traditionally [...]

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Starchef ICC 2012 – Masaharu Morimoto – The Legacy of Japanese Cuisine

Chef Masaharu Morimoto stunned the main-stage audience on Day 1 with his impressive disassembly of a Kindai Bluefin Tuna. I would wager that I was not alone in my discomfort which stemmed from seeing the endangered 240lb creature lying flat [...]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Bitters Sweet: Cocktail Culture Invades Pastry – Plinio Sandalio

As a culinary novice with an essentially nonexistent knowledge of mixology (I can name a choice few cocktails and that’s about it), I arrived at Plinio Sandalio’s workshop on the morning of my first day at the ICC with little [...]

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