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Cooking with Andrew Carmellini at the New York Culinary Experience

New York Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

I've long admired Chef Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde. His cookbook, Urban Italian, is a staple in my kitchen. So I was thrilled to attend a cooking class with Chef Carmellini at the New York Culinary Experience this weekend. Each of the recipes Chef Carmellini shared evoked the harvest season in Italy. More

Jacques Torres' 5 Must-Have Pastry Tools

tressa eaton 12 comments

Jacques Torres posing with his class. [Photographs: Tressa Eaton] With colored balloons, heavy cream, and chocolate galore, it was pretty clear that the participants in Jacques Torres' "Chocolate Creations" class at the New York Culinary Experience last weekend were having way more fun than the other classes. Yes, those are balloons. Torres is very encouraging to those who want to try difficult pastry recipes at home. He tells would-be pastry chefs who mess up a project the first time to just do it again until they get it right. He took a minute away from cracking jokes and teaching the class how to make his whimsical creations to share the top fives tools you need when you want to... More

Making Scarpetta's Tomato-Basil Spaghetti with Scott Conant

New York Carey Jones 15 comments

[Photos: Carey Jones] When Ed Levine first tasted Scott Conant's spaghetti with tomato and basil at Scarpetta, it was love at first bite. And he was hardly the only diner so enamored. While Scott Conant's trattoria has been widely... More

Tickets on Sale for New York Culinary Experience 2009

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

It's not until October 3 and 4, but tickets for New York Culinary Experience, the two-day gastro university, are now on sale. Read our accounts of last year's courses on Italian tuna with Tom Valenti, wagyu beef with Morimoto, and... More

Cooking Italian with Tom Valenti at the New York Culinary Experience

New York Allison Hemler Post a comment

Now that you have gotten perspectives on two very different classes from last weekend's New York Culinary Experience, I've got a look at one more: Italian comfort food. On Sunday afternoon I got a chance to learn Italian American cuisine... More

Iron Chef Morimoto’s Mother Is Italian (And Wagyu Beef Can Be Too)

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

Is she really? Well, no. But that’s what the oh-so-Japanese Iron Chef Morimoto told a seminar at the New York Culinary Experience, so as to explain the Italian staples like mascarpone and mozzarella that found their way into his five-course... More

Dispatch from the NYCE: Marcus Samuelsson

New York Carey Jones 1 comment

Over this past weekend, the New York Culinary Experience—sponsored by New York Magazine and held in the shiny kitchens of the downtown French Culinary Institute—offered two days of cooking classes from some of New York’s most celebrated chefs. With topics... More

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