June 15, 2006 - Issue 105
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IN THIS ISSUE
1. Spanish Tradition for the Modern Palate: The Cuisine of Joan Roca
2. StarChefs Peeks into Ferran Adrià's El Taller
3. Cooking with Kids on Father's Day
4. Make the Most of Mangoes with Chef Craig Petrella of Norman's, LA
5. No More Foie Gras in Chicago
6. At the Table New York: Toasting Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
7. Albert Mann Rieslings: Two Vineyards on Either Side of a Narrow Lane
8. Top 10 Summer Recipes
9. StarChefs.com's International Chefs Congress: Program Updates
10. Need Career Building or Staff Recruiting Advice? Ask the Career Experts!
11. Top 10 Jobs on StarChefs.com JobFinder
12. Top 5 Best-Selling Cookbooks
13. QuickMeals Recipe for Vegetarian Paella by Robin Robertson

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1. Spanish Tradition for the Modern Palate: The Cuisine of Joan Roca
The traditional cuisine of Spain has been in the blood of Joan Roca's family for generations. But only with Joan and his two brothers, Josep and Jordi, have the Rocas risen to fame with their two Michelin stars for El Celler de Can Roca in Girona.
http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/JRoca/html/index.shtml

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2. StarChefs Peeks into Ferran Adrià's El Taller
For six months of the year, the staff of Spain's El Bulli gathers at El Taller to research and plan the next year's menu, a deliberate, step-by-step process that takes the menu from theory to reality. StarChefs finds out what diners could be experiencing in the near future.
http://www.starchefs.com/features/travel/eltaller/html/index.shtml

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3. Cooking with Kids on Father's Day
Bring the kids into the kitchen this Father's Day with a special cooking class just for the holiday. Plan a menu incorporating creative but simple dishes that everyone can enjoy. James Beard Award winners Isabella and Olivia Gerasole of Spatulatta.com share their recipes made just for dad.
http://www.starchefs.com/features/fathers_day/2006/html/index.shtml

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4. Make the Most of Mangoes with Chef Craig Petrella of Norman's, LA
It's known as the fruit of the gods in India, its country of origin. Mangoes, which are in season from May through September, hold up well in dishes whether cooked or raw. Let Chef Petrella of Norman's at the Sunset Millenium in Los Angeles show you how to showcase the mango's sweet flavor.
http://www.starchefs.com/features/mango/html/index.shtml

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5. No More Foie Gras in Chicago
Thee latest victory in the battle against foie gras producers took place in Chicago in late April, when the city council passed a ban on the sale and production of foie gras in the city. The law will go into effect on June 26, and it has chefs riled up.
http://www.starchefs.com/news/news/foie_gras/index.shtml

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6. At the Table New York: Toasting Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs July 29, 2006 benefit at the Prince George Ballroom will showcase the talents of the nation's top female chefs, winemakers and sommeliers through a five-course, one-of-a-kind dining experience. Purchase your tickets through StarChefs.com.
http://www.starchefs.com/events/wcr/html/index.shtml

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7. Albert Mann Rieslings: Two Vineyards on Either Side of a Narrow Lane
The rieslings come from the same grape and vintage. Only a narrow lane divides the two vineyards; how different can they be? Discover the variance between these two Alsace Grand Crus and use the tasting notes as your crib sheet.
http://www.starchefs.com/wine/features/html/two_vineyards/html/index.shtml

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8. Top 10 Summer Recipes
Rediscover these recipes highlighting summer's bounty of ingredients. Try an appetizer of squash blossom beignets, a cool gazpacho with crab, grilled mahi mahi and desserts such as honeydew-mint sorbet.
http://www.starchefs.com/recipes/top_10/index.shtml

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9. StarChefs.com's International Chefs Congress: Program Updates
Check out the latest additions to StarChef's inaugural Chefs Congress. This career-changing event is by invitation only; click here to request an invitation.
http://www.starchefs.com/events/icc/2006/index.shtml

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10. Need Career Building or Staff Recruiting Advice? Ask the Career Experts!
Ask the career experts and industry insiders at StarChefs.com how to begin a job search, the best way to find new employees, or how to choose a culinary school.
http://www.starchefs.com/experts/career/index.shtml

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11. Top 10 Jobs on StarChefs.com JobFinder
Sous Chef / Expeditor
Join the Coolest Kitchen on the Lower East Side
Freeman's
New York
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208604&positionid=

Executive Chef
Expanding Asian Concept Seeks Kitchen Leadership
Imagin Asia Restaurant Mgmt. Group
Florida
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208500&positionid=

Wait Staff
Are You Passionate about Food and Wine?
Woodfire Grill
Georgia
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208637&positionid=

Executive Chef
Tropical Paradise Seeks Executive Chef
Bimini Bay Resort
Bahamas
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208800&positionid=

Line Cook
Bold Upscale Eatery Seeks Line Cooks
Jackson Landing
New York
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208639&positionid=

Sous Chef
Gorgeous Hudson River Retreat Seeks Culinary Talent
Monteverdi
New York
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208880&positionid=

Director of Catering
Las Vegas, San Francisco....Now Dallas!
The Nine Group
Texas
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=207709&positionid=

Sous Chef
Junior Sous Chef Position at Luxe Las Vegas Hotel
HRC International
Nevada
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208623&positionid=

Host Staff
Northwest Lakeside Retreat Seeks Fine-Dining Host
Willows Lodge
Washington
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208821&positionid=

Sous Chef
Beautiful Hudson Valley Resort Seeks Sous Chef
New World Home Cooking Company
New York
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=208561&positionid=

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    12. Top 5 Best-Selling Cookbooks
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    By Bill Buford
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    3. My Life in France
    By Julia Child with Alex Prud\'homme
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    4. Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures, And Glazes: Revised And Expanded
    450 Recipes for Poultry, Meats, Seafood and Vegetables

    By Jim Tarantino
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    5. Rachael Ray Express Lane Meals
    By Rachael Ray
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      13. QuickMeals Recipe for Vegetarian Paella by Robin Robertson
      Cookbook Author, Chef and Consultant-Virginia Beach,VA
      Adapted by StarChefs.com

      Yield: 4 Servings

      Ingredients:
      3 Tablespoons olive oil
      1 package vegetarian Italian \"sausage,\" sliced into 1/2-inch pieces (try Tofurky brand)
      1 sweet yellow onion (Vidalia or Walla Walla), chopped
      1 red bell pepper, diced
      2 cups oyster mushrooms
      2 garlic cloves, chopped
      1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
      1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes, drained
      2 ½ cups vegetable stock
      2 Tablespoons chopped pimento
      ¾ teaspoon sea salt
      ¼ teaspoon ground oregano
      ¼ teaspoon ground saffron
      ½ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
      ¼ teaspoon ground fennel seed
      1 cup long-grain rice
      1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

      If vegetarian "sausage" is unavailable, add a 16-ounce can of chickpeas when you add the tomatoes.

      Method:
      In a large pot, heat 2 Tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the "sausage" and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until browned. Remove from pot with a slotted spoon and set aside.

      Heat the remaining oil in the same pot. Add the onion, bell pepper, oyster mushrooms, and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except the artichoke hearts. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the artichoke hearts and the reserved sausage. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer. Serve family style on a large platter.

      Wine Pairing:
      A Spanish red, such as a Rioja

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