Chefs

I am continually broadening my purview to include chefs who have the conviction and courage to pursue something that sets them apart — maybe preserving their local flavors, ingredients, or possibly developing a new ethnic forum —  there  seems to be no end to the ways in which chefs evolve.

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Chefs

YET ANOTHER CULINARY WUNDERKIND – Chef Elliot Cunniff – a brief excursion through his fast and furious culinary-climb-formula, actually, tree swing is a better descriptor – leave-no-stone-unturned is this chef’s mantra. So we’re clear on the meaning of wunderkind: Read more »

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A very special chef, and a very special person, writes a very special book — Good Stock: Life on a Low Simmer — that would be Sanford D’Amato of course.

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Where exactly is Stanton, Californa? It’s between the 5 and the 22 freeways in Orange County. Does that help? More specifically, Stanton is a city located in western Orange County, California. The population was 38,186 at the 2010 census, up from 37,403 at the 2000 census. Read more »

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A shout out to all of you who celebrate brunching!

Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine serves brunch on Sundays and Mondays from 11 to 3. Everything here from delicious standbys like lobster benedict, and one of the weekly specials might happen to be boiled egg with lardo and Parmesan.

The rest of the time you’ll want to load up on a wide variety of New England fare including a boatload of different oysters (kumamoto’s are my personal favorite), shellfish, and sides such as coleslaw, baked beans, hot biscuits, kim chee (yes, kim chee – these guys aren’t fooling around except maybe with your palate). No cause for alarm, they haven’t left out Maine’s beloved lobster roll and clam chowder. The menu changes daily so expect delectable surprises with each visit.

While you’re there, in between a cocktail and a half-dozen oysters, say hello to the to the three incredible chaps who run the who shebang: owners and chefs Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley (also cheffing at the renowned Hugo’s Restaurant next door), and General Manager, Arlin Smith.

Open daily from 11 am to midnight

eventideoysterco.com

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Smile and Say Cheese

by Dawn (May 11, 2013)

Holly cow, holly goat, and so on and so forth. The options in the cheese case at Surfas Culinary District’s new flagship store in Costa Mesa are my fervent hopes fulfilled. Read more »

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E+O Restaurant Design: evokes a lifestyle feeling that is upscale, of the times, yet approachable.

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David Guas was selected among America’s most gifted pastry chefs to create a dessert for O’s, The Oprah Magazine’s tenth anniversary. Inspired by the dessert traditions of Louisiana explored in his book, DamGoodSweet, Chef Guas created a spiced “Gateau de Bayou.”

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I have always said that I am an “ace picker” when it comes to selecting chefs, artisans, purveyors, restaurant designers, and a host of other clever culinary individuals to write about. I seem to have a specialized ability, like a truffle-sniffing pooch. My claim to picker fame is an advanced sense of what sets something or someone apart from the crowd, and who or what will likely advance to the front of the pack. Read more »

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Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, educated at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Eric Warnstedt is a chef of distinction, notorious for taking great advantage of Vermont’s purveyors, artisans, farmers and foragers for what is termed his “terrific New American dishes.” Read more »

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Rather than beginning with a chef’s place of birth and their journey to chefdom, I prefer to start with something unique, notable, and, well, just fun.

Executive Chef, Sheamus Feeley, the “ingredient king” holds “ingredient court” at Farmstead Restaurant in Napa Valley, California. To be precise, Sheamus “conducts court.”   Read more »

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