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Stephan Pyles Talks About Molecular Gastronomy at Fuego in Dallas

Stephan Pyles reinvents the wheel. Well, he introduces molecular gastronomy to Dallas. Same difference. On August 5, Stephan Pyles will debut Fuego, a 4-seat “restaurant” in front of the wood-burning oven inside his restaurant Stephan Pyles. Fuego will feature a 7-10 course tasting menu that will include many items created with molecular gastronomy techniques along […]

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Andrew Chalk Talks to Winemaker Bill Nancarrow of Duckhorn Vineyards About Merlot and the Movie Sideways

The 2004 film Sideways firmly established Merlot as an object of derision with the memorable line “No f****ing Merlot” from its Pinot Noir-loving hero. You might think that this would make Merlot producers scurry for cover or switch sides. Not so Dan Duckhorn. He released his first Merlot in 1978 from the winery, Duckhorn Vineyards, […]

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Food Porn: Best Barbecue in Dallas Photography

Our go-to food photographer, Kevin Marple, took gorgeous shots of barbecue and the atmosphere of barbecue joints for this month’s story on the best barbecue in Dallas. Of course we couldn’t fit them all into the magazine, so last week I sat down with barbecue expert Daniel Vaughn and we looked over many of Kevin’s […]

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Gary Cogill Makes a Documentary About DINNER

The only picture I ever took of Gary Cogill. “After reviewing more than 10,000 films, it’s time I actually made one,” says WFAA-TV’s film critic, Gary Cogill, regarding his recent culinary film project, completed earlier this week in Dallas. That’s right, Cogill, an avid food lover, is in the process of producing a film he […]

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Savor Dallas Website Has Cooking Demos by Dallas Chefs

Want a few free cooking classes? The Savor Dallas site has some good ones. Watch Lavendou owner Pascal Cayet demonstrate the fine art of making a beef tenderloin with black peppercorn and mushroom sauce. Groovy music warning: Put on your earplugs, put on your eyeshades, you know where to put the cork. BTW:“The 6th annual […]

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Andrew Chalk Report: Celebrity Chef Soiree Last Night at Charlie Palmer at the Joule in Dallas

Scott Romano does a much better job of describing them in this video than I could. Excuse the poor technical quality – it was shot under battlefield conditions. Last night celebrity chef Charlie Palmer was in town week to meet with his staff, chat with his public, and throw a little tasting party for area […]

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50 Incredible Lectures for the Ultimate Foodie

A nice lady named Amber Johnson sends you this link to 50 Incredible Lectures for the Ultimate Foodie. I’ve spent the last 90 minutes dipping into the video library and I could spend the rest of the day curled up on the couch watching them all. So far I’ve scanned “Craig Claiborne and the Invention […]

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Samar by Stephan Pyles in Dallas: VIP Grand Opening Party

Samar’s creators paid huge attention to design. The following video is a tour of the restaurant with Stephan Pyles. (Pardon the sound; the place was packed.) We sent Andrew Chalk to cover the semi-soft opening of Samar by Stephan Pyles. Here is his report. You want chandeliers? Stephan Pyles bought some chandeliers for Samar. Go […]

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