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Holiday desserts show off seasonal favorites

Published: November 24, 2013

Apple Clafoutis & Pumpkin Pie Brulee for Thanksgiving (The Today Show) With the great fanfare that savory foods get from me during the holidays, I like desserts to offer a …

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Cooking for a Legend: Lunch with Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque

Published: April 3, 2013

Everyone needs a bucket list, right? Well, as I mark my 25 years as a professional chef, I am thinking more and more about my influences, early mentors, and people …

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Drinking Red Wine: What’s the Perfect Temperature?

Published: May 16, 2012

The quick and dirty secret is that serving wine at the right temperature is EVERYTHING when it comes to enjoying the wine. A $75 wine served at the wrong temp …

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Staying Creative in the Kitchen

Published: February 29, 2012

Am I the only chef who sometimes finds it difficult to stay creative in a bustling and busy restaurant? Yesterday, I was collaborating with my super talented chef de cuisine, …

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Smoking Your Ice

Published: August 23, 2011

It’s been a hot summer across the country so I’m thinking about ice. It’s such as basic ingredient that we don’t always consider its possibilities. What we’ve been doing at …

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Who’s Your Favorite Person to Cook For?

Published: September 20, 2010

Chefs love cooking for other chefs. You would think celebrities would be high on the list – and it is fun and exciting when Julia Roberts or the Beckhams come …

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