Author Archive for: ‘The Experimental Gourmand’

Making Dough For Croissants

Jacques Torres Demo at the International Culinary Center


Hot Chocolate by Jacques Torres This cup of hot chocolate symbolizes the power of social media.  When Jacques Torres tweeted …

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General Tso’s Chicken by Appetite for China


Cooking via computer A couple of weeks ago, at the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting …

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My Takeaways from the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference


Last weekend, I spent several days in the company of some amazing food-focused folks at the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference …

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Lent 2013 Kick-off – Meat-free Meals


Easter Bonnet – 5th Avenue NYC 2012 Today is Ash Wednesday.  Lent starts today, so scenes like this one from …

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GM Pork Belly Dish

International Culinary Center – Level 5 Working at L’Ecole

Garde Manger – Braised Pork Belly with Prune Glaze, Bulgur & Tomatillo Vinaigrette It looks like it’s been a bit …

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Cassoulet Cookoff at Jimmy’s No. 43

Cassoulet Cook-off How do you Cassoulet?  Yesterday, at Jimmy’s No. 43, nine cooks and chefs got together to display their …

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