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New York Pizza by Kirstin Massmann

Another business trip, another cancelled flight…  However fortunately enough this time I was able to have a few drinks with a good friend and wander around Manhattan the following day.  While taking...

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April 19, 2011
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'Googie Burger' by Chef Lance Avery

Since I’ve consumed my weight in burgers over the last year while helping develop and open a new burger concept called Tom and Eddies, I typically don’t seek out a...

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April 14, 2011
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'Modernist Cuisine' by Chef Kyleigh Beach

 Thanks to talented and well-known chefs like Ferran Adria, Grant Achatz, and Jose Andres, molecular gastronomy is becoming more mainstream, but the average diner (or chef, for that matter) probably...

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April 12, 2011
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'Indian Karela' by Kirstin Massmann

A couple weeks ago here at CBI we were working on a few Indian concepts and knew right where to go to do some research and get some inspiration.  If...

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April 07, 2011
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'Central Texas BBQ' by Chef Lance Avery

With more than 24 hours to kill, stranded in the wasteland near Houston Hobby airport, I stumbled upon a total gem of a place.  Central Texas BBQ was that place....

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March 28, 2011
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‘Mexique’ by Kirstin Massmann

Last week I had the pleasure of going with the marketing team to a 2011 Chicago Bib Gourmand restaurant for lunch.  Mexique, a French influenced Mexican restaurant, is located just...

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March 23, 2011
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'Pho in a Gas Station' by Chef Lance Avery

So just when I thought I’ve seen everything I am pleasantly surprised. I am currently stuck in Houston, near Hobby airport due to a huge blizzard in Chicago and freezing...

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March 21, 2011
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'Catching Your Dinner' By Chef Lance Avery

Being a fly-fisherman my entire life I have discovered over time that fly-fishing is dependent upon several factors:  a good location, a quality cast, life-life presentation, and a little luck....

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March 16, 2011
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'Airport Dining' by Kirstin Massmann

As tradeshow season picks up, so do all of CBI Chefs’ schedules as well as skymiles.  Traveling from city to city can be exciting but not always glamorous.  Considering my...

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March 14, 2011
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'Meatless Mondays' by Chef Kyleigh Beach

It seems to me like there’s been a movement toward eating less meat in some way, shape, or form.  It would be difficult for most of us to commit fully...

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March 11, 2011
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'Baconfest 2011' by Chef Lance Avery

This year’s baconfest in Des Moines, IA was perfect.  I have been a sponsoring chef since the festival’s initial year.  It has grown exponentially over the four years and will...

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March 09, 2011