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Pictured right is Chef Dave Racicot’s “Almond” Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Earlier this year, I got an email out of the blue from a chef in who-knows-whereville inviting me to eat at his restaurant. Aqueous who? Upon further dialogue, Chef Dave Racicot told me that he cooks at Aqueous, a restaurant in the Falling Rock […]

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Pictured right is Chef Dave Racicot’s “Almond” Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Earlier this year, I got an email out of the blue from a chef in who-knows-whereville inviting me to eat at his restaurant. Aqueous who? Upon further dialogue, Chef Dave Racicot told me that he cooks at Aqueous, a restaurant in the Falling Rock […]

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happy in the kitchen…

2nd Course: Scrambled Scallops Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. On November 8, I attended a special wine dinner promoting Michel Richard’s new cookbook, “Happy In The Kitchen.” The dinner was hosted at 40 Sardines in Overland Park, Kansas. Rainy Day Books was responsible for sponsoring the event. Chef Richard, Executive Chef and Owner of the famous […]

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happy in the kitchen…

2nd Course: Scrambled Scallops Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. On November 8, I attended a special wine dinner promoting Michel Richard’s new cookbook, “Happy In The Kitchen.” The dinner was hosted at 40 Sardines in Overland Park, Kansas. Rainy Day Books was responsible for sponsoring the event. Chef Richard, Executive Chef and Owner of the famous […]

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get out and vote, america…

Yes!   The James Beard Awards nomination process has opened.  I’ve already casted my votes!  One notable change in this year’s categories: they’ve bifurcated the “Midwest” states (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI) and the “Great Lakes” states (IL, IN, MI, OH) categories.  No offense, Illinois, but you know, you all were hogging the awards […]

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get out and vote, america…

Yes!   The James Beard Awards nomination process has opened.  I’ve already casted my votes!  One notable change in this year’s categories: they’ve bifurcated the “Midwest” states (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI) and the “Great Lakes” states (IL, IN, MI, OH) categories.  No offense, Illinois, but you know, you all were hogging the awards […]

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tatsu’s wine bar…

Tiramisu Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Tatsu’s Cafe and Wine Bar Yesterday was my second visit to Tatsu’s Cafe and Wine Bar in Westport District of Kansas City. It’s the smaller sister to another, more formal dining spot by the same name, Tatsu’s, in Prairie Village, Kansas. Both are owned and operated by a Japanese chef […]

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tatsu’s wine bar…

Tiramisu Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Tatsu’s Cafe and Wine Bar Yesterday was my second visit to Tatsu’s Cafe and Wine Bar in Westport District of Kansas City. It’s the smaller sister to another, more formal dining spot by the same name, Tatsu’s, in Prairie Village, Kansas. Both are owned and operated by a Japanese chef […]

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fidgety…

For too many reasons, I’m unable to fall asleep… and despite having now caught up on my magazine subscriptions, I find myself even more energized than before.  So I blog. Here’s what I learned from my recent (October) issues of Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food + Wine, and Saveur: 1. Dana Cowan, editor of F+W has […]

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fidgety…

For too many reasons, I’m unable to fall asleep… and despite having now caught up on my magazine subscriptions, I find myself even more energized than before.  So I blog. Here’s what I learned from my recent (October) issues of Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food + Wine, and Saveur: 1. Dana Cowan, editor of F+W has […]

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the west coast constellation…

The esteemed Michelin Guide Rouge has released it’s rankings for the San Francisco area restaurants.  Crowning the constellation, alone with three stars, is The French Laundry (Read about my experience here, and see photos from my visit here.  You can also read about my experience at it’s three-star twin in NYC, Per Se, here.).  It’s […]

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the west coast constellation…

The esteemed Michelin Guide Rouge has released it’s rankings for the San Francisco area restaurants.  Crowning the constellation, alone with three stars, is The French Laundry (Read about my experience here, and see photos from my visit here.  You can also read about my experience at it’s three-star twin in NYC, Per Se, here.).  It’s […]

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review: unapologetically unfussy…

Chez Panisse (one visit May, 2006) *Pictures can be seen on flickr* Out of the five spectacular restaurants that I visited on my eating tour of the San Francisco Bay area and Napa Valley last month, I have decided to review Chez Panisse, the Restaurant (not the Café), first. (The other four were Manresa, The […]

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review: unapologetically unfussy…

Chez Panisse (one visit May, 2006) *Pictures can be seen on flickr* Out of the five spectacular restaurants that I visited on my eating tour of the San Francisco Bay area and Napa Valley last month, I have decided to review Chez Panisse, the Restaurant (not the Café), first. (The other four were Manresa, The […]

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review: a leavening experience…

The first thing that comes to mind about the Twin Cities may be its notoriously frigid winters, the Twins, the Vikings, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, or, sadly, the Mall of America – but not haute cuisine.  Au contraire. While perhaps not haute, I found very fine food in Minneapolis. Thus, this review debuts my […]

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review: a leavening experience…

The first thing that comes to mind about the Twin Cities may be its notoriously frigid winters, the Twins, the Vikings, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, or, sadly, the Mall of America – but not haute cuisine.  Au contraire. While perhaps not haute, I found very fine food in Minneapolis. Thus, this review debuts my […]

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review: what to do in michigan…

A comment was left on one of my previous posts… and it went something like this: “Anonymous said… if you’re a Michigan student, what do you do for food?” Well, if I indeed am a Michigan student, I would beg, because unless you like beer or pizza, there’s not much quality eats in the Ann […]

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review: what to do in michigan…

A comment was left on one of my previous posts… and it went something like this: “Anonymous said… if you’re a Michigan student, what do you do for food?” Well, if I indeed am a Michigan student, I would beg, because unless you like beer or pizza, there’s not much quality eats in the Ann […]

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