Bocuse d’Or—Team USA’s Quest For Gold

We met Team USA this morning in the Paul Bocuse commissary a half mile down the road from his restaurant. The team was finishing their mise, checking it, and checking it again. A box of Chef’s Garden micro tarragon and teensy radishes had arrived, the produce in...

Optimal Dilution

Yes, it is true gourmet ice is now here.  Névé Luxury Ice Company sells heavily filtered and hand cut cubes for bars, via The Atlantic.

Bocuse d’Or 2011

What do culinary competitions mean in America? Reality shows on Bravo and the Food Network pitting chefs against one another have made compelling TV and earned huge audiences here, but actual not-made-for-TV competitions remain off the radar. American chefs who...