my favorite pastry chef…

Johnny Iuzzini, Pastry Chef at Jean Georges* (formerly of Daniel) will be appearing on the Tony Danza show tomorrow, Friday, February 17 at 10am. Check your local affiliate channel. * Hot damn! Jean Georges has finally updated his tired old website!

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my favorite pastry chef…

Johnny Iuzzini, Pastry Chef at Jean Georges* (formerly of Daniel) will be appearing on the Tony Danza show tomorrow, Friday, February 17 at 10am. Check your local affiliate channel. * Hot damn! Jean Georges has finally updated his tired old website!

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a blogger is born…

As of yesterday, Valentine’s Day, Frank Bruni, restaurant critic of the New York Times, has gone online as a blogger. He pens under the handle “Diner’s Journal by Frank Bruni.”In his first substantive entry, he comments on Steven Starr’s new restaurant in New York – his debut of (or return of) Morimoto, the former Iron […]

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a blogger is born…

As of yesterday, Valentine’s Day, Frank Bruni, restaurant critic of the New York Times, has gone online as a blogger. He pens under the handle “Diner’s Journal by Frank Bruni.”In his first substantive entry, he comments on Steven Starr’s new restaurant in New York – his debut of (or return of) Morimoto, the former Iron […]

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happy (chinese) new year!

Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Gōng shee kwai luh!! In celebration of the new year of the Dog (January 29), I divulge my long-held, well honed, and up until now, wonderfully and selfishly treasured secrets to enjoying authentic Chinese food in Kansas City. Listed below are, in my opinion, the best Chinese […]

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happy (chinese) new year!

Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Gōng shee kwai luh!! In celebration of the new year of the Dog (January 29), I divulge my long-held, well honed, and up until now, wonderfully and selfishly treasured secrets to enjoying authentic Chinese food in Kansas City. Listed below are, in my opinion, the best Chinese […]

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a chef, a blogger, and censorship…

According to blogger D.C. Foodies, Chef Carole Greenwood of Washington, D.C. restaurant, Buck’s Fishing & Camping had her attorney send a letter to him advising him not to post pictures of his meal at her restaurant! How’s that for hospitality?

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a chef, a blogger, and censorship…

According to blogger D.C. Foodies, Chef Carole Greenwood of Washington, D.C. restaurant, Buck’s Fishing & Camping had her attorney send a letter to him advising him not to post pictures of his meal at her restaurant! How’s that for hospitality?

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wolfgang everywhere!

Wolfgang in Kansas City International, originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Flying out of Kansas City International Airport has never been such an international experience… Not that Wolfgang Puck’s ubiquitous “Californian cuisine” is international, but this kiosk sure makes me wonder how much more commercialized the Austrian chef can get… I mean, what’s next, Mario Batali vending […]

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wolfgang everywhere!

Wolfgang in Kansas City International, originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Flying out of Kansas City International Airport has never been such an international experience… Not that Wolfgang Puck’s ubiquitous “Californian cuisine” is international, but this kiosk sure makes me wonder how much more commercialized the Austrian chef can get… I mean, what’s next, Mario Batali vending […]

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menu for hope

Please visit chez pim to read about a worthy UNICEF fundraiser for the Kashmir earthquake victims. I’m posting this a bit late (sorry Pim, didn’t get your message until yesterday when I returned to the U.S.) – but if you can, visit the donation website before midnight Christmas Eve.

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menu for hope

Please visit chez pim to read about a worthy UNICEF fundraiser for the Kashmir earthquake victims. I’m posting this a bit late (sorry Pim, didn’t get your message until yesterday when I returned to the U.S.) – but if you can, visit the donation website before midnight Christmas Eve.

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truffle mania!

… not the chocolate kind… the fungus. Thanks to, MobyP, a fellow eGullet poster, my attention was brought to this amazing story about a Christie’s auction at which a white Alba truffle weighing 1.2 kilos sold for 63,000₤ (€95,000)!

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truffle mania!

… not the chocolate kind… the fungus. Thanks to, MobyP, a fellow eGullet poster, my attention was brought to this amazing story about a Christie’s auction at which a white Alba truffle weighing 1.2 kilos sold for 63,000₤ (€95,000)!

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counting the stars… part ii

Given my experience and observation with the Guide Michelin in Europe, here are my comments on the recently (or yet to be) released Guide Rouge for New York … the results are: three stars each for: Thomas Keller’s Per Se Eric Rupert’s Le Bernardin Alain Ducasse’s eponymous establishement at the Essex House Jean George Vongerichten’s […]

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counting the stars… part ii

Given my experience and observation with the Guide Michelin in Europe, here are my comments on the recently (or yet to be) released Guide Rouge for New York … the results are: three stars each for: Thomas Keller’s Per Se Eric Rupert’s Le Bernardin Alain Ducasse’s eponymous establishement at the Essex House Jean George Vongerichten’s […]

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counting the stars… part i

I must apologize and account for my long absence from posting. If I have any readers left out there, thanks for hangin’ in there and spread the word that I’m back! I’ve been eating my way around Europe… and “chasing the (Michelin) stars.” I’ve spent quite a lot of time (and money) scoping out the […]

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counting the stars… part i

I must apologize and account for my long absence from posting. If I have any readers left out there, thanks for hangin’ in there and spread the word that I’m back! I’ve been eating my way around Europe… and “chasing the (Michelin) stars.” I’ve spent quite a lot of time (and money) scoping out the […]

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make your own designer ice cream…

I just found my dream website… rather, my dream company. Illinois-based Ecreamery runs an amazing online ice cream and gelato store. You can either buy one of their pre-mixed base flavors like Ube, Hot Pepper, or Jasmine, even the infamous Durian, or you may select one of their Signature Flavors like Cucumber Dill Weed (currently […]

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make your own designer ice cream…

I just found my dream website… rather, my dream company. Illinois-based Ecreamery runs an amazing online ice cream and gelato store. You can either buy one of their pre-mixed base flavors like Ube, Hot Pepper, or Jasmine, even the infamous Durian, or you may select one of their Signature Flavors like Cucumber Dill Weed (currently […]

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