Tag: Dan Barber

Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Oh, how I wish I could make it to every luxurious food, wine, and spirits event there is. Flying to and fro – Europe, Asia, Australia – eating, traveling, writing. It took Bourdain a few years to finally get to that point, and it’ll take me a few years to get to that point, too, […]

February 15, 2012 | By
2010 Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival: Day 1

2010 Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival: Day 1

I awoke on Friday and made a beeline to the Meatpacking District to pick up my event passes, stopping in at Pastis for a late brunch, and taking in the electricity of the festival’s first day. Heading back uptown, I headed to Keens Steakhouse, a legendary New York restaurant, for the day’s panel discussion with […]

October 13, 2010 | By
Fall Makes Way for the 2010 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Fall Makes Way for the 2010 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

It seems autumn has snuck up on us once again. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the rain set in over the weekend and remains lingering, burrowing itself into our days and nights. Though offset by a few moments of sun, it has become clear that summer is over. Every fall, one of my favorite food […]

September 20, 2010 | By
Advisory Dream Team Leads Adria’s New Culinary School; More Lawsuit Rumblings From Batali Employees

Advisory Dream Team Leads Adria’s New Culinary School; More Lawsuit Rumblings From Batali Employees

When he announced he’d be closing his world-famous El Bulli, chef Ferran Adrià made his plans for an upcoming new culinary school known. According to Time, the advisory board of Adrià’s new Basque Culinary Center recently came together in San Sebastian to brainstorm about the new institution. The culinary dream team – chefs from around […]

August 9, 2010 | By
Andres And Adria To Teach Culinary Course At Harvard

Andres And Adria To Teach Culinary Course At Harvard

After much ballyhooed discussion over chef Ferran Adrià’s future and the final fate of his famed El Bulli, the Washington Post reported this week that Adrià would join chef José Andrés at Harvard in the fall as instructors of a new culinary physics course. Adrià, who announced that El Bulli would become a foundation in […]

March 26, 2010 | By
Blue Hill’s Chef Dan Barber Talks Sustainable Fish at TED

Blue Hill’s Chef Dan Barber Talks Sustainable Fish at TED

TED videos have just become all the rage – great speakers, fantastic content. A most recent winner is one from Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill. In the video, Barber discusses his stance on seafood sustainability and his love of certain fish, including one he fell out of love with after deciding that it “tasted […]

March 15, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

When I started this Friday Five, I was thinking I’d just jot down a few of the restaurants I’m still needing to visit. As I started compiling my wishlist, however, it grew until it became more of a collection of culinary treks I’d like to make – and all the restaurants I want to hit […]

January 29, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni’s Review Goes To Court, KFC Franchisees Sue Over Grilled Chicken

Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni’s Review Goes To Court, KFC Franchisees Sue Over Grilled Chicken

Oy! Sometimes you just never know when your writing may be called in for legal questioning! Such is the case of former New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni, who’s restaurant review and personal emails are now part of a wrongful termination lawsuit currently underway in New York. According to Grub Street, Bruni’s communications regarding […]

January 12, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Martha Talks Tomato Blight, Organic To Go Downsizing, Gordon Ramsay Regroups

Today’s Food Newsbits: Martha Talks Tomato Blight, Organic To Go Downsizing, Gordon Ramsay Regroups

Poor Martha! With the recent blight breakout taking down tomato plants across the Northeast left and right, apparently no garden has gone unscathed! The domestic kitchen queen posted a blog note this morning about the aggressive fungus attacking her tomato plants. She’s even kind enough to include a slideshow of the ugly attack. While Martha […]

August 11, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Five Great Events at the 2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival

Friday Five: Five Great Events at the 2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival

Vegas Uncork’d uncorked! Aspen Food & Wine devoured! On to the New York Wine & Food Fest! Arriving again this October, the 2009 New York Wine and Food Festival takes over New York during Columbus Day weekend. Masterminded by South Beach Wine & Food Fest producer Lee Schrager, the NYC festival, now in its second […]

July 17, 2009 | By
Fast Company’s Ten Most Creative Culinary Leaders

Fast Company’s Ten Most Creative Culinary Leaders

Last week’s Fast Company offered up a list of the ten most creative folks in food – and it’s an interesting list. They’re not all chefs, necessarily, and I’m not sure they’re the *most* creative in the bunch (I agree with one commenter – where’s Ferran Adrià in the list?) but it’s certainly a list […]

June 17, 2009 | By
Weekly Food Newsbits: Q&A with Dan Barber, Wendy’s To Go Cage-Free, Bourdain/Waters at ‘Food For Thought’

Weekly Food Newsbits: Q&A with Dan Barber, Wendy’s To Go Cage-Free, Bourdain/Waters at ‘Food For Thought’

The blog at the James Beard Foundation has a great Q&A session with recent Outstanding Chef James Beard Award winner, Dan Barber. Barber, who’s the Executive Chef of Blue Hill, mentions his wishes of humane fois gras,which he’s now working to provide through Stone Barns. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, fast food giants Wendy’s and […]

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