Tag Archives: Wylie Dufresne

Spain and the New York Table

Back in 2006, Spain was riding high in the gastronomic world. elBulli was at its peak and Spanish restaurants in Spain were the darlings of the culinary cognoscenti. It was a golden age for Spanish cuisine. The culmination of this […]

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Sunday Photos: The Red Carpet at The James Beard Awards 2012

I was lucky enough to attend the James Beard Awards last night in NYC. This annual event, which also acts as a celebration of James Beard’s birthday, brings together luminaries from the culinary world from all over the United States. Here are […]

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The Colorful Glories of Arzak

While others were involved, including  such still well known chefs as Pedro Subijana and Karlos Arguiñano, no one has been more influential than Juan Mari Arzak in bringing contemporary cooking ideas and style to the Basque Country and the rest […]

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A Golden Dinner – The Alchemy of Taste and Smell

 
Alchemy - Definition from  Dictionary.com
1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced inthe Middle Ages and the Renaissance
 and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and 
 with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.
2. any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a 
 substance of great value.

The Dinner at The Alchemy of Taste and Smell event at The Astor Center clearly did not live up to the first definition above. Try as many have, those goals remain elusive. […]

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Quick Pics From The Alchemy of Taste Dinner – “Action” Shots

An all-star cast cooking together, this one of a kind dinner was simply incredible. The food, the drink, the scents, the people, the vibe – all combined to create a simply unforgettable evening after an already unforgettable program. I […]

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Le Fooding N.Y.

The last stand in that courtyard belonged to Sean Rembold of Brooklyn’s Diner who prepared the amazingly delicious “fried corn with scallop butter” using fresh corn from long Island. The corn received a quick dip in the deep frier before being slathered with the scallop laden butter and some greens. The lines here were quite short early, but grew quickly once word got out.

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Retro Photo – WD-50 2005

Chefs Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason playing in the kitchen of WD-50 on December 11th, 2005. WD-50 is still going strong with Pastry Chef Alex Stupac having replacied Sam, who went on to do savories and sweets at his own […]

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