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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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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day One

After five years at the Park Avenue Armory, with that venerable venue unavailable for this one, StarChefs had to shift to a new location. They chose one, that like most of their previous sites, was a tad rough around the [...]

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Sunday Photos – Smoke@ICC

It’s that time of year again. The 8th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress in NYC is right around the corner, starting this coming Saturday, september 28th. As always, there are a number of exciting and compelling programs and this year, [...]

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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 – The Link: Smoke and Sausage in New Orleans – Bart Bell and Nathanial Zimet

“Man, I am so hungover right now,” groaned Chef Bart Bell of Crescent Pie and Sausage Company to Nathanial Zimet of Boucherie shortly before the start of their hands-on workshop. Zimet responded with a hearty laugh and a nod; both [...]

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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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