Tag: Thomas Keller

Rock and Roll and Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress

Rock and Roll and Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress

Books that cook have really evolved over the last few years. A few – like David Chang’s tale in the Momofuku cookbook of fighting anger and shingles – plunge even deeper into the cooking/storytelling vein, revealing the heart of the kitchen where memoir and measuring cup collide.

René Redzepi: A Work In Progress is teetering on that fine line as well. The Copenhagen chef’s latest release, a raw glimpse into a leader and chef, part cookbook, part year-in-the-life tale of its star player and his role within the greater team.

December 18, 2013 | By
2011 Flavor! Napa Valley: Day 1

2011 Flavor! Napa Valley: Day 1

Flavor! Napa Valley has been on my calendar for nearly a year. The inaugural event, the brainchild of Karlitz & Company, piqued my interest from the very beginning. A food and wine event in Napa seemed a natural choice – the mecca of spectacular food and wine in this country, where some of the finest […]

November 22, 2011 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Food Carts at NYC’s Tavern; Humane Society Takes On Krispy Kreme; Keller Talks Business

Today’s Food Newsbits: Food Carts at NYC’s Tavern; Humane Society Takes On Krispy Kreme; Keller Talks Business

Over the last year or so, I’ve been following the saga of the famed Tavern on the Green – mainly because it’s been such a landmark eatery in New York for so long but also out of curiosity on the evolution of its location from a business standpoint. After an ugly battle over the facilitation […]

June 29, 2010 | By
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

When I arrived in Aspen this year, the weather greeted me with a big smile and a warm hug, with sun shining across the flourishing green mountains. In what I consider to be icing on a year of cake, I was thrilled to be invited back to the picturesque Colorado town to cover the 2010 […]

June 22, 2010 | By
28th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Brings Culinary Masters to Colorado

28th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Brings Culinary Masters to Colorado

All the dreary winter weather certainly has me Aspen dreaming this week. Tickets recently went on sale for the 28th Annual Food & Wine Classic held in Aspen every June, and I’m already thinking about the lush mountains, the clean air, and the beautiful blue skies that surround the fabulous event. The Food & Wine […]

February 12, 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
2010 Cayman Cookout Day One: Grant Achatz in the Kitchen, Dinner with Michael Schwartz and Dean Max

2010 Cayman Cookout Day One: Grant Achatz in the Kitchen, Dinner with Michael Schwartz and Dean Max

Day one of the Cayman Cookout included a whole host of memorable events from a cooking demo with Chef Eric Ripert along the stunning Seven Mile Beach to a sunset rum tasting aboard a beautifully restored ‘pirate’ ship. I started the day at a cooking demonstration presented by Chef Grant Achatz, owner and executive chef […]

January 19, 2010 | By
Chef Thomas Keller Talks Ad Hoc At Seattle’s Bastille

Chef Thomas Keller Talks Ad Hoc At Seattle’s Bastille

Chef Thomas Keller is running a little late. The back bar at Seattle’s Bastille restaurant is bustling, awaiting the arrival of the evening’s guest of honor. While the kitchen prepares a delicious array of bites from the chef’s latest cookbook, ad hoc at home, a crowd of media types mingles about, noshing on lobster rolls […]

December 14, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Five Last-Minute Foodie Christmas Gifts

Friday Five: Five Last-Minute Foodie Christmas Gifts

Fine, fine, I admit it. I don’t cook. The cookbooks on my shelves are either signed by people I admire or misdirected Christmas gifts from well-meaning folks who didn’t know my true side. I can do the basics – grilled cheese, meatloaf, maybe a pie. I just tend to leave the big stuff to the […]

December 11, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: A Look at Má Pêche, Bouchon Opens in LA, Campbell’s Recession Redesign

Today’s Food Newsbits: A Look at Má Pêche, Bouchon Opens in LA, Campbell’s Recession Redesign

Chef David Chang’s Má Pêche, the much-ballyhooed fifth location for the Momofuku chef, is slowly offering peeks at what the famed chef has in store. Taking a spot at the midtown, nearly renovated Chambers Hotel, the new space will have a variety of duties, including, but not limited to, room service for hotel guests. Serious […]

November 23, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Restaurants Continue Growth, Michelin Reveals 2010 NY Stars, Alice Waters on Gourmet

Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Restaurants Continue Growth, Michelin Reveals 2010 NY Stars, Alice Waters on Gourmet

According to a recent Zagat survey, more restaurants opened in New York this year than the number of restaurants who shuttered their doors. Despite closings from big names like Payard and Tavern on the Green, survey results show that 157 ‘notable’ restaurants opened this year compared with 102 that closed. The survey also notes that […]

October 7, 2009 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Master Organic Farmer Peter Jacobsen

Daily Blender Exclusive: Master Organic Farmer Peter Jacobsen

Owner of CCOF-certified Jacobsen Orchards and Yountville Seeds, Dr. Peter Jacobsen has been providing organic food stuffs exclusively for Chef Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry for the past eight years. Despite his connection with fame, he made a lasting impression at the 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Farm to Fork presentation by inviting the everyday citizen into the world of farming. Handing out packets of basil seeds to visitors, he noted, “Making food and farming is very personal for the person. The definition of the farmer is being redefined – a farmer can be someone who is simply growing basil on their windowsill. That little step can eliminate the fear of farming and be the necessary baby step toward changing our food systems.”

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