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Musical Kitchens

Well it seems it’s that time of year again, when warm sunny days give way to cool evenings, and it is finally  mild enough for a nightly stroll through the neighborhood in a light jacket or sweater.   Restaurants are beginning to fill up again, and with the start of the busy season so begins … Continue reading

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Call me Cookie

Mike*, one of our garde manger cooks just took a few days off to help his girlfriend move from Syracuse to Brooklyn.  When Mike returned, Javier, the Spanish-speaking pastry cook greeted him with a loud and enthusiastic “Cookie! We missed you Cookie!”  The sous-chef turned to me and asked, “Why do you guys call him … Continue reading

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