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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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Lardo and Chickpea Soup with Fergus at the Towpath

Lardo, tomatoes and spring onions at Towpath.

This summer I took a trip to England that for a culinary obsessed person like myself was like getting permission from the gastronomic gods to dip my toe in the nirvana ocean and on one summer afternoon in London, being … Continue reading

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