If you’ve amassed food knowledge that’s more than 80 countries deep, written three books, become a celebrity on TV, and regularly write for various media, what comes next? For Simon Majumdar, it’s podcasting. On Oct. 1, we will all be treated to his wit, encyclopedic food knowledge and quick humor–delivered with a dash of English panache.
Photo by Sybil Villanueva: Simon Majumdar at work
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Perhaps the real story here is how this very chill, low-key group is doing tremendous things by way of coffee–all right here, in West End. If you’ve ever had Deeper Roots Coffee, you’d have tasted their meticulousness; call it coffee science. And if you’ve ever met the founders and doers, you’d have probably also picked up the heart behind all that they do.
Photo by Deogracias Lerma: Deeper Roots partners (from left to right): Ryan Doan, Les Stoneham, Courtney Robinson, Adam Shaw.
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Coffee culture runs strong at Deeper Roots Coffee. Their production and training facility in West End gives a glimpse of the global impact they’re making. Yes, right here in Cincinnati.
Photo by Deogracias Lerma: Freshly crafted cappuccino at Deeper Roots Coffee
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What a rare opportunity to witness the work of two world-class butchers and charcutiers. The roomful of chefs remained riveted as Marc Pauvert and Michael Sullivan generously imparted hard-to-find knowledge during the Cure Camp workshop. Many lament butchery is a lost art but on those two days, it was alive and well in Pauvert and Sullivan’s hands.
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I’m still in awe of the magic Jose Salazar and Anthony Lamas created the night of the collaboration dinner. It was dreamy, delicious, and a nice glimpse into art in motion.
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The Art of Food brought out the fresh produce, animals (on two legs), and humans alike on Friday evening at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. It was an artistically charged evening with many delightful metaphors on display. Now in its tenth year, the Art of Food brings together local chefs and artists who showcase their talents. The theme this year, “Farm to Gallery”, was a re-imagination of the farm-to-table movement. Pam Kravetz, the lead artist, along with her brilliant team, took the event to a new high. The performing artists, dressed up as animals and fresh produce, electrified the room with their dazzling makeup and costuming.
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Born in Medellín, Colombia, Salazar immigrated with his family to the United States when he was four years old. Growing up in the Big Apple, he became smitten with the restaurant world. Salazar enrolled in the New York Restaurant School and cut his culinary teeth working at consequential restaurants owned by chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Thomas Keller.
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The open wood-burning fireplace stands tall, presiding over the kitchen at Metropole restaurant. The fireplace is the diva of the cooking line, ready to reward the deserving cook with exquisite flavors but also keen to test the crew with her temperament. Her demands for oxygen, moisture, and wood are particular and must be delivered just so, or there will be no culinary performance to rave about. Jared Bennett stands before the fireplace, confident that he has mastered the workings of this relationship. He knows how to get sexy food out of this fiery, old-world temptress.
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