Archive for January, 2012

Richard Rosendale's gold-winning meat platter. (photo courtesy Bocuse d'Or USA)
January 30, 2012, Comments Off

Possible Lyon Format Change, Mr. Potato Head’s Supporting Role, and Some Love for the Runners Up as Toqueland Wraps Up Its Bocuse d’Or USA Coverage

Dream Team? Coach Gavin Kaysen (left) and 2013 Bocuse d'Or USA candidate Richard Rosendale (right)

Bocuse d’Or USA: Reasons to Believe

January 29, 2012, Comments Off

In candidate Richard Rosendale and coach Gavin Kaysen, the US might have finally found its dream team.

A platter (not Rosendale's) being paraded before the judges at the 2008 Bocuse d'Or USA (photo courtesy Nora Carey)

Bocuse d’Or USA 2012: Portrait of a Candidate

January 27, 2012, Comments Off

Some glimpses of finalist Richard Rosendale from my book Knives at Dawn.

Whiskies Burns supper

Slice of Life: “For Auld Lang Syne”

January 26, 2012, Comments Off

A Burns supper at... Marea? Chinese New Year with two American chefs? How it all went down...

  • Jimmy Bradley, ready to go on the demo stage (photo by Jessica Abdo; courtesy Ahwahnee Hotel)
    Chefs’ Holidays: You Are There
    January 18, 2012, Comments Off

    Live updates tracking two days at Chefs' Holidays at the Ahwahnee with Chefs Jimmy Bradley, Jesse Cool, and Rick Moonen.

  • Ahwahnee square
    Hotel California
    January 18, 2012, Comments Off

    Two memorable days with three West Coast chefs: Sean Baker, Peter Chastain, and Emily Luchetti.