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Saturday Sep 13 | Men's Journal

How to Assemble the Perfect Meat and Cheese Board

Tasting boards loaded with extraordinary cured, cooked, and smoked meats and wonderful artisanal cheeses bring to mind Medieval French feasts in the winter after pig slaughters and truffle hunts in the fall. The French may have taken charcuterie , and cheeses like this to culinary heights, but finding ways to preserve meats and dairy before the days of refrigeration has been around for thousands of years.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times

For Crossroads chef Tal Ronnen, healthful eating a way of life

Tal Ronnen, founder and chef of Crossroads, the upscale Mediterranean restaurant on Melrose Avenue, is considered a star of vegan cuisine. Ronnen, 39, grew up eating steak but turned vegan as a teenager and has become obsessed with creating plant-based food as delicious as anything he ever had as a meat eater.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetarian, Los Angeles, CA, Vegan, West Hollywood, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Thu Sep 11, 2014

San Francisco Magazine

French Twist

At once a vague and a vivid word, "bistro" gets tossed around so freely - Cal-Med bistro, modern bistro, Asian bistro, corner bistro - that it often seems to have lost all meaning. Yet most of us approach an evening at a bistro with preconceptions, shaped by movies, TV, books, or our own travels, of what such a restaurant is supposed to be.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, France, World News, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Wall Street Journal

A Home Where Paris Meets Taichung

Lanshu Chen owns a French restaurant in Taichung, Taiwan. She recently purchased and renovated a condo that includes nostalgic items such as a green mailbox door from her childhood home.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News


Bordeaux, Accelerated: Identifying A Cuvee Of Entrepreneurs

I'm a journalist who's especially interested in the business and politics of wine. My writing and photographs have appeared in print, online, and on the radio for outlets including BBC America, Decanter, The Atlantic, DailyBeast, Worth magazine, Food52.com, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Travel, France Travel, Europe Travel

Wed Sep 10, 2014


Saison vets to open casual S.F. spots

Call it a culinary approach to the Gandhi maxim, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world," but chefs have long taken it upon themselves to open new restaurants to fill their own cravings Once upon a time, Yountville had no late-night options, so Thomas Keller created Bouchon Bistro as a place for his staff to frequent after a long night at the French Laundry. In San Francisco, Delfina's Craig Stoll saw a void in the Roman trattoria realm, which soon spawned Locanda.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Yountville, CA, Chinatown (New York, NY)


A New Data Point on False Advertising, Causation, and Section 75-1.1

One of our recent posts asked how causation works when a plaintiff pursues a false-advertising claim under N.C. Gen. Stat.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Tue Sep 09, 2014


Can't get into The French Laundry? Try the garden across the street

The French Laundry in Yountville is one of the world's most desirable places to eat. As such, getting a dinner "rezzie" there-food lingo for reservation-is like drawing the winning ticket in Mega Millions.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Yountville, CA, us Travel, Travel, Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Vegetables

Mon Sep 08, 2014


A Venture Capitalist Walks Into A Winery...

I'm a journalist who's especially interested in the business and politics of wine. My writing and photographs have appeared in print, online, and on the radio for outlets including BBC America, Decanter, The Atlantic, DailyBeast, Worth magazine, Food52.com, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Alice Waters, New York, Marketing, us Travel, Travel


Corey Lee takes a modern French approach at...

We should thank Thomas Keller for giving Corey Lee, his chef de cuisine for seven years, the exacting training that has made the French Laundry one of America's best restaurants. We should thank Corey Lee for knowing when to tow the line and when to diverge from his culinary training.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Wed Sep 03, 2014

River Front Times

Review: Stur Restaurant & Lounge Set Itself Up for Success -- So What Went Wrong?

Stur Restaurant & Lounge Hours: 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sat. Angie Schmitt was a woman with a dream -- to create an upscale restaurant and lounge that would have a chef-driven, farm-to-table menu and a topnotch mixology program.


Related Topix: Edwardsville, IL, Dining, Drink, Cocktails


4-Year-Old Reviews Fancy French Restaurant, Hilarity and Internet Stardom Ensue

For those who don't already know, The French Laundry is a French restaurant located in Yountville, California, in the Napa Valley.


Related Topix: Yountville, CA, Anthony Bourdain, Life, Food, Chefs

USA Today

Jet fighter rides and other crazy bucket list ideas

The burger features chopped Akaushi rib eye steak, seared foie gras, caramelized onion, bordelaise, sautA©ed mushrooms, and shaved truffles, served on a bun made with 24 karat gold.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Foie Gras, US National Parks, Dining

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Arkansas Times

Roberts vs. durian

Over the years, I've watched a lot of "food tv." I watched wistfully as Anthony Bourdain gorged himself on delicious food at Thomas Keller's French Laundry , cheered along with the masses during various seasons of Top Chef , and binge-watched Andrew Zimmern stuff his mouth full of more testicles than were on Noah's ark.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Top Chef, Television, Anthony Bourdain, Life, Food, Chefs, Bizarre Foods, Fruits

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KISU-TV Pocatello

Hubert Keller

Marjorie Poore Productions introduces an exciting new cooking series featuring one of America's top celebrities in the cooking world.


Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Food

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Business Journal

Merchant (aka 'Gavin's House of Hot Dogs') makes national list of waiting-for-it restaurants

Epicurious ranked Merchant, the soon-to-open restaurant from star NYC chef Gavin Kaysen , among its most-anticipated fall openings.


Wed Aug 27, 2014


Adventures in Shilling: Watch Chef Thomas Keller in a Car Commercial

Here's chef Thomas Keller geeking out over the new BMW i8 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance .


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW


Chef John Benjamin of Park West Tavern in Ridgewood on his favorite...

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, John Benjamin worked at some highly venerated restaurants, including Aureole in Manhattan and The French Laundry in California's Napa Valley.


Related Topix: Ridgewood, NJ, Culinary Institute of America, Life, Food, Dining

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Business Journal

Impact Napa Conference 2014: Perry Hoffman, Etoile at Domaine Chandon

Perry Hoffman is just into his 30s, but he's been executive chef of Napa Valley's only winery fine-dining establishment for six years and a rising star in what makes California cuisine and Napa Valley unique.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Yountville, CA, Wine, Drink

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

The Nosh Pit: What if no one posted food pics?

Jeremy Reed scored among the most exclusive reservations in the restaurant world: a table for two at the French Laundry to celebrate his 30th birthday.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook, Startups