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Too Many Cookies

December 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Insane

Sorry about our dearth of posts. We’ve been baking our holiday cookies – 3,678 of them.  We promise to post something good tomorrow. Lots of love, The Cooking Issues Team

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Santo vs. Dave Arnold in El Grande Sacudirse de Coctel

September 16th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Insane

posted by Nastassia Lopez We have our fair share of fans here at Cooking Issues. And then there are our super fans.  It turns out the great masked luchadore El Santo was so enthralled by our Cocktail Science Shake-Off that he stopped by the school last week and challenged Dave to a one-on-one (mano a mano) shake-off. […]

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Taylor W. Hubble – The Tech Department's Guardian Angel

September 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge, Insane

posted by Nastassia Lopez This May, Dave’s wish for a centrifuge came true when Unilever donated their old Sorvall RC2-B to the school’s Tech department.  The ‘fuge has a permanent home in Dave’s lair, and though it’s built like a bomb shelter, and not the most elegant instrument, this big guy is refrigerated and can […]

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"Molecular Gastronomy" – Nils weighs in

June 5th, 2009 · 12 Comments · Insane

Posted by Nils Norén One of the biggest problems with the term Molecular Gastronomy, apart from it not sounding delicious, is that it does not give a fair picture of someone’s cuisine. For example, when I was the Executive Chef at Aquavit, I used quite a few newer techniques. A lot of the times, when […]

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Molecular Gastronomy is just a long four-letter word

June 1st, 2009 · 32 Comments · Insane

Posted by Dave Arnold “Molecular Gastronomy” is a term promoted far and wide by a French guy named Hervé This.  He is, to say the least, a controversial figure in the world where science meets cooking.  The press has latched onto the term, and it is currently in wide usage. People mainly use the term […]

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The hunt for Alan Slesinski's centrifuge

May 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments · centrifuge, Insane

Posted by Mindy Nguyen Sometimes we get lucky, or maybe it’s more than that. Maybe if you’re good to your students, your students will be good to you. Well, a former Sous Vide Intensive student, Alan Slesinski, seems to be of that last mindset and he just happened to have an old centrifuge that he […]

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Igor’s Corner

May 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Insane, Uncategorized

Posted by Mindy Lvoff One day, if you’re me, you wake up in a panic and realize that despite doing all the “right” things by your very strict Asian parents, you’re miserable. Somehow the Ivy League education, the Wall Street finance job, and the pretty shoes aren’t cutting it for you. Ok, maybe the shoes […]

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