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Behind the Scenes of Our Staff Meals Cookbook

Ad Hoc, Yountville, California: Photographer Eric Wolfinger captures chef Dave Cruz bundling skirt steak and charred scallions together for a late night staff meal feast that included a great dane, the teary departure of one staff member, and the best chocolate peanut butter bars in the universe.

I visited every restaurant profiled in the cookbook I co-wrote with Christine Carroll entitled Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants. Our book went on sale this week which made it seem like … Continue reading

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A Wild Fermentation Epiphany at Ubuntu

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I visited northern California a few months ago with Art Culinaire to profile chefs Corey Lee, former chef de cuisine of The French Laundry, now owner and executive chef of Benu in San Francisco; Charles Phan of The Slanted Door … Continue reading

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