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    RIP Michael Batterberry

    http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/43262 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/business/media/30batterberry.html Important, meaningful voice.
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    Keeping it clean

    Had my staff start some deep cleaning because we are down for a couple of days. My sous took a couple pictures & I felt very proud that we can pound out 1000s of high end meals a week, yet keep our kitchen this clean. Hoods,combi ovens,blast chillers,convection ovens,floors,walls...
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    Chapel Hill NC

    I will be in North Carolina mid to late June for a week (Chapel Hill area) Looking for some recs for restaurants. Any "can't miss" ? High end, cultural,street food etc. TIA CC
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    Waiting for Spring

    I am enjoying the smell of chestnuts roasting in my oven, I love the smell and taste. Just a bit of salt and I'm happy. But it is so cold outside I am really looking forward to spring and it's tender harvest. I can't wait to roll some wild asparagus is brown butter, or pull some ramps and toss...
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    "classic" French cuisine?

    Does it still exist? I believe it does. After chatting with a friend recently about this topic, and seeing the reply from petals on the thread about cooking a duck, it made me think it may be interesting to discuss ones favorite French recipes. The duck recipe from Chez Michel rings of classic...
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    Happy Birthday M Brown

    All my best for a happy & healthy year. Hey when are you coming back to the city? Would love to get together for a CT gathering.
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    On the lighter side

    Chefs, What are you cooking at home these days (when we have time off), whats the comfort food you enjoy? When you get a chance to go out, where are you going, what are you looking for? This time of year I'm making confit, cassoulette, braises and stews. Lots of breads. When I go out, I want...
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    Chef Test

    Hey folks, This coming Monday I have a chef test. It's designed pretty much like the ACf CEC exam. I need to prepare 4 courses in an allotted amount of time, as well as prepare the main component of the actually dinner service for that evening. I have been emailed my list of ingredients that...
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    Some Holiday Music

    TMI........:thumb:
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    Michael Ruhlman

    I've enjoyed reading Ruhlman for a # of years, and I have been following his blog for a couple of years. He did his first video today. making Pate a Choux. Nice technique for all to know. Thought I would share his link for those interested. Ruhlman.com
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    Happy Birthday Kyle

    Hey man, Hope you had a wonderful day, and may your sourdoughs live forever :thumb:
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    Eleven Madison Park

    There website is really cool. Click on the "film" tab,you'll see 5 mini features, one on service (this is a Daniel Meyer restaurant) and 4 on sous vide. I really enjoy Daniel Humm. Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
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    Veterans day

    Thank you to all the veterans who have sacrificed.
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    Hot & Cold Smoking

    I'm in search of tried and true hot and cold smoked food idea's/recipes. Anyone want to share? Thanks
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    From the NY times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/di...r=1&ref=dining Thought many may enjoy this piece about Thomas Keller and his father.
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    Happy Birthday Jim

    Hey Jimbo, Happy birthday. Cheftalk & your students are better because of you. I hope you have a wonderful day and a healthy year.:thumb::roll:
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    How food shapes our cities

    Very interesting tutorial by Carolyn Steel Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities | Video on TED.com
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    Ibiza New Haven CT

    Had a very good meal at Ibiza in New Haven last night. Ibiza is considered one of the best Spanish restaurants in the country, and for the most part my wife and I concur. The food was progressive, but rooted and focused. The décor is very comfortable and elegant without a hint of...
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