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Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It’s a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures are looking way more appealing.

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Cutting Corners: Tipping in a Down Economy

Cutting Corners: Tipping in a Down Economy

| January 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

2009 was a rough year for restaurants in San Francisco and (if January is any indicator) 2010 isn’t going to be a bed of truffles and lollipops either. As a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry, I cringe.

Have you taken a look at the list of restaurants that closed their doors in the past year?

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Cutting food costs while eating sustainably: What’s your advice?

Cutting food costs while eating sustainably: What’s your advice?

| March 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

I am sure I am not alone in examining all parts of my budget during this time of economic strife. (In fact, this post was late because I am in the midst of epic research on how to cut down my phone bill.)
Since I believe so strongly in buying good, sustainably raised food from local purveyors, it can sometimes be a challenge to reign in spending.

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The Rising Cost of Food, Part 2 of 2

The Rising Cost of Food, Part 2 of 2

| April 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I mentioned the rising cost of food around the world. It’s been a hot topic lately, and reports are becoming more grim. Costs are starting to hit home in our supermarkets, and warehouse retail chains are even beginning to restrict volume (20 pound) rice sales due to supply issues. Most sustainable food […]

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