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Highlights From the Sweet Side of the International Chefs Congress

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.15.2012 | Food
Regina Varolli

Pastry buff that I am, I was well pleased with what the peeps at StarChefs.com had in store at The International Chefs Congress.

International Chefs Congress Returns to NYC

Regina Varolli | Posted 11.17.2012 | Food
Regina Varolli

The always innovative event is returning to New York City for the seventh year, bringing with it some of the most talented chefs, coolest kitchen equipment and tastiest products from across the globe.

N.Y. Chefs Unite Against Fracking, Hold July 26 Fundraiser at Brooklyn Winery

Regina Varolli | Posted 09.17.2012 | New York
Regina Varolli

It's not often that chefs get political, but the issue of fracking has caused such luminaries as Mario Batali, Elizabeth Faulkner, Chris Santos, and Michael Laiskonis to write to Governor Cuomo, urging him not to allow fracking in New York State.

In Defense of Chefs: A Love Letter

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 08.27.2012 | Food
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Sure, chefs have become celebrities, featured in shows like Top Chef, giving us an unprecedented peek into their world. While these are certainly fascinating parts of their lives, chefs do so much more for their communities than feed those lucky enough to eat in their restaurants.

The Sweet Side of StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.26.2011 | Food
Regina Varolli

Pierre Hermé performed to a packed house, creating two desserts that showcased his creativity and his unique sense of flavor and texture combinations.

Flight Canceled, Chef Drives From Miami To New York

Posted 10.29.2011 | Travel

Hurricane Irene scrambled airline and train schedules on Saturday and Sunday, leaving thousands of travels stranded. But one tourist, Michael Laiskoni...

'Sound Bites': Le Bernardin's Michael Laiskonis Crafts A Signature Dessert

Eater NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

There's no better way to begin a new feature than in the hallowed kitchens of Le Bernardin. So, for the premier edition Sound Bites, Eater asked pastr...