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How Gladiator School Led To The Next Iconic Waldorf Astoria Dish

Chefs Heinz Beck and David Posey team for greatness
Mar 2, 2015 11:30 am

The "Taste of Waldorf Astoria" event partnered emerging James Beard Foundation chefs with chefs working at Waldorf properties around the globe. Each of five teams was tasked with creating a signature recipe to be featured on menus at 29 Waldorf Astoria restaurants worldwide. The event culminated last Thursday evening at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, where all five teams presented their dishes to a panel of esteemed chefs, editors and industry experts. So who won?

Bocuse D'Or 2015: On The Front Lines Of Culinary History In Lyon

A dispatch from Team USA's record-setting day
Jan 30, 2015 11:00 am

History doesn't follow a recipe. The ingredients of life are too chaotic to predict. But add just the right amount of luck and a solid dash of timing, and history appears right before your eyes. On Wednesday night, Jason Kessler witnessed history when Team USA shocked the world and captured second place at the 2015 Bocuse d'Or, the most prestigious cooking competition in the world.

Bocuse D'Or 2015: In A Shock, Team USA Takes Second Place

The highest finish ever for the Americans
Jan 28, 2015 2:20 pm

As we reported yesterday, Team USA has been competing in the two-day culinary Olympics — Bocuse D'or — being held in Lyon, France. Minutes ago it was revealed that Team USA, consisting of Philip Tessier, executive sous chef at the French Laundry and longtime Thomas Keller disciple, and his commis, Skylar Stover, chef de partie at the French Laundry, took home second place. The Americans had previously only placed as high as sixth.

Bocuse d'Or 2015: Team USA Is Ready To Compete In Today's Culinary Olympics

All eyes in the food world turn to Lyon, France
Jan 27, 2015 11:30 am

Before the million cooking competitions on TV, there was only one battle for culinary supremacy: the Bocuse d'Or, created in 1987 by legendary chef Paul Bocuse as a way to combine the glory of live sporting events with the masterful tradition of French cooking. Will France take home a record eighth title? Can first-time entrants Chile get near the podium? Will the Americans finally taste glory? We'll be in Lyon to answer all of these questions in person.

Brady Lowe, In Heritage Hog He Trusts

The Cochon 555 cooking battle is back
Jan 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Heritage is a term thrown around in the food world a lot these days. There’s heritage honey, green beans and dozens of types of grains to contend with. The name also, for the most part, certifies quality. Cochon 555 founder Brady Lowe is a tireless champion of heritage pigs. The annual tour kicks off this weekend in NYC, with dinners on Friday and Saturday and the big competition on Sunday at the Andaz 5th Avenue. We recently caught up with Lowe to talk about the upcoming tour, and which is his favorite dish out of the 1,500 he’s tried.

An Unknown Salaryman Wins The Tokyo Ramen Show, Gives Away Prize Money

Takeo Kanda, ramen lovers. Remember that name.
Nov 6, 2014 11:30 am

Every once in a while, we’ll come across a story that restores our faith in humanity. The noodle-slurping side of humanity, at least. The annual Tokyo Ramen Show was more popular than ever this year, drawing the most visitors ever in its history. The results, however, were anything but standard. 

Bocuse d'Or Team USA's 2015 Goal: Bring Home The World Championship

Chefs Keller, Boulud zero in on the gold medal
Feb 6, 2014 1:30 pm

Last night, the 2015 Bocuse d'Or team was introduced at Williams-Sonoma in New York's Columbus Circle by Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud, two legendary chefs on the Team USA board of directors. The team features Chef Philip Tessier and Commis Skylar Stover of the French Laundry, who made it clear they fully plan on standing atop the podium in Lyon. The details, after the jump.

Introducing Team USA For Bocuse D'Or 2015

Pair of French Laundry chefs are going for the gold
Dec 18, 2013 3:00 pm

The USA will soon take another stab at their first gold medal at the Bocuse d’Or, the biennial world chef championship in Lyon, France. The pairing was announced this morning, over a year before the final stage of the competition in January 2015. Read on.

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