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Restaurant Tue Sep 03 2013

Next Prepares for Bocuse D'Or

Next intended to debut its new menu, Bocuse d'Or, on Saturday, Aug. 31, but Friday's storm knocked out power at the restaurant (as well as the Aviary next door), delaying Next's latest incarnation by a day. However, dining is back on track and reservations are open (if you can land one). Here's a preview.

The Bocuse d'Or menu is based on this year's menus from Team USA's entry into the biennial French cooking competition. Chef Grant Achatz was one of the coaches of this year's team, which finished a disappointing seventh in the highly competitive contest. The Bocuse d'Or is as much about presentation as it is about taste, and the preview video demonstrates how carefully crafted each platter will be prepared for lucky diners.

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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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