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Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises

Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises


Princess Cruises is collaborating with renowned chef Curtis Stone and his specialty restaurant SHARE aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess to offer guests a singular dining experience. Continue reading “Princess Cruises Debuts Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE” »

Saving the Planet at Dinner

on December 03rd, 2015
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The team who prepared the inaugural lunch at the COP21

From left to right: Guillaume Gomez, Yannick Alléno, Frédéric Anton, Nicolas Masse, Alexandre Gauthier, Marc Veyrat, Christelle Brua – Photo courtesy of Guillaume Gomez, chef at the Élysée Palace.


by André Gayot


For the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), some 150 heads of state came to Paris to save the planet and, by the same token, enjoy food. It is compatible. Why would we save the planet if it’s only to survive on boiled potatoes? Yannick Alléno (Ledoyen, Paris), part of the team of France’s top chefs that fed our world moguls during a lunch on the inaugural day, supports the Locavorists.
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Jean-Claude Ribaut eleventh book

Jean-Claude Ribaut eleventh book


Jean-Claude Ribaut, food critic of 20 years for the French daily newspaper Le Monde and GAYOT’s top Paris contributor, has just published a new book dubbed Voyage d’un Gourmet à Paris. The gourmet who made this voyage is also an historian, a sociologist and a philosopher.
Continue reading “A Voyage in the Flavors of Paris: Past & Present” »

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony ship

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony ship


By John and Sandra Nowlan

More than six million people. At least four million motorcycles. We were each perched on the front of a pedicab, cycling through the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) trying to avoid collisions and blend with the relentless flow of humanity aboard two-wheeled Hondas and Yamahas.

Continue reading “Crystal Symphony – A Food and Wine Cruise in Southeast Asia” »

Samples of local cuisine
Samples of local cuisine

By Yaira Solis Escudero


The third annual Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza!, the creative food event, was just held at the famous beach Punta del Escambrón in the The Millenium Park in Old San Juan.


Besides having a good time and eating well, the purpose of Saborea is featuring Puerto Rico as an unparalleled culinary destination throughout the Caribbean. The island tourism has been strengthened by the notable growth and development of the gastronomic sector. The event also served to present the new generation of Puerto Rican chefs.



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Andrés foie gras cotton candy

Chef José Andrés foie gras cotton candy




by Sophie Gayot



SLS, Savor Liver Slowly

Come celebrate the return of foie gras to California’s tables at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on April 14, 2015.
You will enjoy foie gras in many shapes and forms in the peaceful and intimate décor at SAAM, chef José Andrés’ tasting room hidden away from the busy and bustling Bazaar restaurant.

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by Sophie Gayot


Who better to tell us about the Champagne that will be served this Sunday at the Oscars® than the President of la Maison de champagne? This afternoon I had the pleasure to meet with Cécile Bonnefond, who is the head of PIPER-HEIDSIECK. Cécile Bonnefond took me on a bubbly tour and presented the wines that will uplift the atmosphere of the 87th Academy Awards® to be held at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood. Watch my exclusive video interview with Madame Bonnefond.

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Foie gras

Marinated foie gras ready to go into the oven


by Sophie Gayot


This morning at 11:45 a.m., chef Ken Frank of La Toque was in a meeting when he received a phone call from Michael Tenenbaum.
Frank: “I am in a meeting, I cannot talk to you.
Tenenbaum: “Shut up, Ken. We won!


This was the second phone call Tenenbaum placed to announce the news: the sale of foie gras is now legal in California.
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Cognac Louis XIII video

by Sophie Gayot
To celebrate the 140th birthday of Louis XIII Cognac, The House of Rémy Martin came out with a surprise that’s destined for Cognac connoisseurs — for advanced ones, considering the price tag of this very special bottle: $16,000 (plus tax).



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The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea

The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea

Haute Cuisine by the Sea

by Patricia Mack

This year, three culinary superstars will host the 6th annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, which runs from July 25 to 27. Martha Stewart will join chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible and chef Marcus Samuelsson at the popular seaside celebration, which features a wide array of food and wine from local and international chefs, as well as spectacular events such as the Grand Market, an outdoor grand tasting event right in the heart of Bally’s Brighton Park.

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