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Category: "Chefs"

Grilling TAG’s Jensen Cummings about wine pairing on the BBQ

How do you know when you are in over your head in a wine pairing discussion? How about when the conferring person suggests mako shark as a deft companion to the Sauvignon Blanc on the table. That was Jensen Cummings’ first insight when he  stopped by to talk grilling wines. “Or something more approachable, like [...]

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Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg signs on to Colorado WineFest in Denver

During the heat of last summer, Hosea Rosenberg pulled his StrEat Chefs food truck into the parking lot of Colorado Winery Row, a collection of tasting rooms pouring five local wine labels. He didn’t know much about the Colorado juice he was serving his food alongside, even asking me for advice on which to fill [...]

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Post Hush: Catching up with Kate Horton of Black Pearl

Just six months ago, Kate Horton jumped from serving as sous chef at the Highland favorite Duo for an executive chef position at Black Pearl. Then someone convinced her it’d be a good idea to try to serve 80 some-odd strangers using the equivalent of a nice outdoor kitchen akin to one found in a [...]

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A few questions with 221 South Oak chef Eliza Gavin

Eliza Gavin can sum up the style of her food in just one sentence: “An eclectic blend of flavors that reflect French training.” It’s fitting she uses the term eclectic, her being a top chef in the tiny resort hamlet that is Telluride, Colorado, a ski mecca that claims home to some of the most [...]

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Even the best chefs can keep learning at The French Laundry

The conversation starts and ends with Thomas Keller when speaking about American-born chefs who hold multiple three-star Michelin ratings. His Per Se in New York City received the distinction the past three years. The French Laundry in California’s wine country has earned that status. His Bouchon bistro has earned a one-star rating. Needless to say [...]

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