The Dishrag Newsletter
Issue 242
 
August 4, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE
1.  Take the 2011 Culinary Trends Survey!
2.  Chalk It Up to Character: Survey Results Show Chefs Want to Teach
3.  Gulping the Gulf: The 8th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off
4.  Volunteer for the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress!
5.  Photo Galleries from Our Recent Tastings
6.  Featured Video: Day One at the 2010 Somm Slam
7. Featured Cookbook: Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat
8.  Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder
9.  Fast Facts: ICC Presenter Chef Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen - Baltimore, MD
10.  Recipe for Bulles Vertes: Gin, Cava, Herb Syrup, and Black Pepper from Mixologist Bob McCoy of Island Creek Oyster Bar - Boston, MA
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Vitamix Chef Quotes
 1. Take the 2011 Culinary Trends Survey!
Got 20 minutes? Help us analyze the fluctuations of the food industry and be eligible to win a pass to the 6th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress!
http://starchefs.com/cook/features/trends/culinary-trends-survey-2011
 2. Chalk It Up to Character: Survey Results Show Chefs Want to Teach
At the chalkboard, behind the lunchline, and leading field trips (who's up for foraging with fourth graders?), chefs give us their thoughts on volunteering in schools.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/features/trends/chef-volunteerism-survey
 3. Gulping the Gulf: The 8th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off
Chefs from Alabama to Alaska amass in New Orleans for the 8th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off this weekend!
http://starchefs.com/cook/features/gulf-seafood-cook-off-new-orleans

 4. Volunteer for the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress!
Being a part of the most exciting gathering of culinary talent in the country is just one click away!
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=278302&positionid
 5. Photo Galleries from Our Recent Tastings
Photo galleries from our recent tastings in Portland, Oregon and New York!
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/photo-gallery
 6. Featured Video: Day One at the 2010 Somm Slam
Wine warfare: Somms make the mad dash to match wine and food in the first round of the first ever StarChefs.com Somm Slam.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/videos/2010-somm-slam-day-1
 7. Featured Cookbook: Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat
Temra Costa
April 2010
Gibbs Smith

Turns out Mother Earth is getting a whole lot of help from her sisters. With Farmer Jane, sustainable food advocate Temra Costa presents 26 women in various aspects of the sustainable food industry. "It's not that men aren't changing the way we eat," Costa explains, "It's just that they're really good at getting all of the press." Costa, who spent the last decade-plus working her way from an organic foods standards bearer to a driving force in "Farm to School" and "Buy Fresh Buy Local" movements, is intent on showcasing the fairer sex and their multifarious efforts, from farmland to film, in the cause for healthy holistic eating. We're introduced to Erika Allen, who took up the helm of the family business, Growing Power, to provide urban residents with access to fresh produce and job training; Deborah Madison, who as a chef and author believes in the story behind each piece of food; and filmmaker Severine von Tscharner Fleming, whose documentary on young farmers, "The Greenhorns," is is meant to stoke the 'farmer inside' us. Tips for eaters, farmers, and food business professionals, and an appendix covering topics like the Farm Bill, urban parks, and environmental improvements make Farmer Jane an indispensable read for anyone, of any gender, interested in the future of sustainable food.

http://www.starchefs.com/cook/cookbooks_keywords/farmer jane
Wisconsin Cheese - Artisans Find Inspiration in Wisconsin
 8. Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder
Chef de Partie
Lets get some Michelin Stars!
The Black Sheep
Chiacgo, IL
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281522&positionid=

Experienced Chefs
VOLT seeking expereinced chefs
VOLT
Maryland
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281661&positionid=

Chef de Cuisine
Cook to Own
The Turquoise Room Restaurant
Arizona
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281500&positionid=

Jaleo by Chef Jose Andres
Rare Opportunity! Chef Jose Andres seeks Head Chef for Jaleo!
Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup
District of Columbia, Maryland
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281462&positionid=

Executive Chef
Creative "WOW" cuisine for a remote Luxury Resort in the Rockies
Colorado
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281461&positionid=

Executive Chef
Next Star Chef?
Established upscale Chicago restaurant
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281422&positionid=

Restaurant Chef, Exec Sous & Sous Chefs
Michael Mina Restaurants opening in Baltimore
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281240&positionid=

EXECUTIVE CHEF
1789 Restaurant in Washington, DC
Clyde's Restaurant Grp./1789 Restaurant
District of Columbia
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281344&positionid=

Stephen Starr -- Now Interviewing Pastry Chefs!
Now Seeking Experienced Pastry Chefs!
Starr Restaurant Organization
Pennsylvania
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=280405&positionid=

Morimoto - Sous Chef
Morimoto in NYC seeks an experienced and talented Sous Chef
Starr Restaurant Organization
New York
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=281340&positionid=
 9. Fast Facts: ICC Presenter Chef Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen - Baltimore, MD
What does the Sixth Sense mean to you?
Cuisine as ecology. You can cook with out considering outcomes, but why would you?

Chef most admired, why?
Pastry Chef Joseph Poupon; he is a patient teacher and a great pastry chef in a town that treasures neither.

Kitchen tool do you wish you had?
A Jade Range Plancha

Favorite flavor combinations?
Local honey and apple cider vinegar

Your guilty food pleasure?
Reheated crappy pizza with late night Daily Show reruns

Most important kitchen rule?
Taste trumps all.

Most badass chef you have worked with?
Pastry Chef Isaiah Billington: part cage-match brawler, part Ivy League intellectual
Cervana Logo 10. Recipe for Bulles Vertes: Gin, Cava, Herb Syrup, and Black Pepper from Mixologist Bob McCoy of Island Creek Oyster Bar - Boston, MA
Adapted by StarChefs.com

Yield: 1 Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
Herb Syrup:
1 quart water
1 quart sugar
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 sprigs fresh sage
6 sprigs fresh thyme

To Assemble and Serve:
1 cucumber
¾ ounce herb syrup
1 pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
¾ ounce Plymouth gin
¾ ounce lemon juice
3 ounce Cava or other dry sparkling wine
Lemon twist

METHOD
For the Herb Syrup:
Combine 1 quart of water and 1 quart of sugar in a pot over medium to high heat and stir to dissolve. Bring to just before a boil, then take off the heat and add the rosemary, sage, and thyme. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and add salt to taste. Let cool, bottle, and refrigerate between uses.

To Assemble and Serve:
Muddle the cucumber, herb syrup, salt, and 1 twist of freshly ground black pepper in a mixing glass. Add the gin, lemon juice, and ice, and lightly shake. Strain into a flute glass and top with Cava. Twist a lemon peel over the glass and discard.

http://starchefs.com/cook/recipe/boston/bob-mccoy/bulles-vertes

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