On Wednesday, October 2, 2002, Wendy and I had the pleasure of dining at The Maisonette, Cincinnati’s 5-star restaurant and the recipient of Mobil Travel Guide’s 5-Star Award for the past 38 consecutive years (longer than any other restaurant in the world). Â Â Our…
On Saturday, November 15, 2003, Wendy & I opened our house for the second annual HIGH END APPETIZER & DESSERT PARTY. What’s a HIGH-END APPETIZER & DESSERT PARTY, you ask? We asked that each couple bring a high-end Appetizer OR high-end Dessert, and (at least)…
Jacques Pepin discussed THE APPRENTICE: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati on May 27, 2004.
I arrived about 30 minutes early and was able to get a seat in the front row. I spent the time before the event talking with a charming 73-years-young lady and her adult daughter about cooking, fresh produce, cookbooks, and Alton Brown (she’d never heard of him, but after looking at my just-purchased copy of GEAR FOR YOUR KITCHEN, she was headed back to get I’M JUST HERE FOR THE FOOD).
Promptly at 7:00, Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, chef at an excellent local restaurant stepped to the podium. Jean-Robert (“JR”) recounted an experience from “when [he] was a shy younger chef” when Jacques Pepin came into the restaurant where JR was working, and JR was too nervous to go out to meet him. JR introduced Chef Pepin (in the course of the discussion, Chef Pepin revealed that he would dine this evening at JR’s restaurant).
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Julia Child, the tall, gregarious chef who redefined the American culinary landscape with her landmark books and television shows, died Friday August 13, 2004 in Montecito, CA, after bouts with kidney failure; she was 91, two days shy of her 92nd birthday. At a commanding…
If you click here, a new window will open with pictures from Drew’s culinary training at CSTCC. I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures… You can even add a comment if you’d like. My current plan is to take this term (Fall 2004) off, and…
One Night, Eleven Kitchens
April 24, 6-9 pm
Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State College
On Sunday, April 24 2005, I participated as a worker in the first-ever One Night, Eleven Kitchens scholarship fundraiser at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State College. The event highlighted prominent chefs from Cincinnati restaurants. Students were permitted to work with these chefs.