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Video Sun Feb 20 2011

Wolfgang Puck Discusses Post-Oscars Menu

For the 17th year in a row, Wolfgang Puck will serve the Academy's 1,500 at the annual Governor's Ball this Sunday, which takes place immediately following the Academy Awards. From the Hollywood Reporter: "The 2011 menu - created by Puck and chef Matt Bencivenga - is inspired by Latin flavors, from classic paella to coastal seafood, along with signature favorites such as smoked salmon Oscars and pastry chef Sherry Yard's gold-dusted chocolate Oscars." Oh, and they're serving up 25lbs of black truffles. The cost? About a thousand dollars per pound. In this video, courtesy of PopSugar, he discusses -- in his typical goofy accent -- the menu that he and Bencivenga constructed. Which item is his favorite though? Wolfgang can't say. "It's like if you have ten kids, which one is your favorite one? I think you like 'em all." Brilliant. But seriously, the hamachi gets jealous.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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