ReMARKable Palate Podcast #80

Tweet ReMARKable Palate #80: Benvenuto Brunello! Today I take you along for the ride as I visit the tasting room at the Benvenuto Brunello event that took place in late January here in New York City. More than 50 producers came from the heart of Tuscany to share their latest bottling of Brunello di Montalcino, […]

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Chef Mark Featured on TheStreet.com

Tweet Steve Marzolf shadowed me on a day of cooking, and this article at www.TheStreet.com is the result: Home-Cooked Cuisine, by Steve Marzolf He’s putting in hours at the office, but his galley kitchen uptown has become the set of an intricate ballet performed by personal chef Mark Tafoya. Braised beef bubbles into a plume […]

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Chef Mark featured at Fast Company

Tweet Fast Company magazine has featured the ReMARKable Palate Podcast as one of the “12 podcasts you should be listening to“, and included me in one of their distinctive Fast Company slideshows. I’m honored to be counted among BBC’s Digital Planet, Uncensored Blues, Robert Scoble’s Scobleshow, Harvard Business Review’s Ideacast, and Doctor’s Without Borders.12 Podcasts […]

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ReMARKable Palate Podcast #79

Tweet ReMARKable Palate #79 Happy Chinese New Year! I was invited to a special beer and food pairing luncheon to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the Golden Boar, with Harbin Lager at Tao restaurant in New York City. After the meal, I spoke with master brewer George Reisch, who sat down with […]

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Update on Connecticut Foie Gras Battle

Tweet Email from Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan Dear Chef,Please protect the right to eat and farm foie gras in Connecticut. State Representative Diana Urban has introduced a bill (Proposed Bill Number 6866) that would ban both the sale and production of foie gras in Connecticut. We need your help. The State’s Joint Committee on Environment […]

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Culinary Roundtable #6

Tweet Culinary Roundtable #6 We’re back! The foodcasters will be back in full swing with new episodes in the coming weeks, but today it’s just me, Chef Mark, with a literal roundtable. I was invited to a special beer and food pairing luncheon to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the Golden Boar, […]

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A Letter from Jean-Louis Gérin

Tweet This is a letter from our friend Jean-Louis Gérin: Friends and chers amis,I am sending you this personal email as I am very concern/disgusted/appalled by yet another attempt by the anti-meat extremist to ban Foie Gras eating and farming. It was all fun and entertaining as long as they preach their non-sense in other […]

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ReMARKable Palate Podcast #78

Tweet ReMARKable Palate #78: Chef Bun Lai of Miya Sushi This week we’re doing a little kitchencasting, making Ginger Glazed Carrots with Macadamia Nuts, but first we’ll chat with Chef Bun Lai, owner of Miya Sushi, an innovative restaurant in New Haven, CT. Chef Lai is taking traditional Japanese food and turning it on it’s […]

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Kudos to LENNDEVOURS

Tweet Our good friend and Gilded Fork contributor Lenn Thompson from LENNDEVOURS, a NY wine-focused blog, has been named as a finalist in the 2007 American Wine Blog Awards in two categories–Best Single-Subject Blog and Best Blog Graphics. This is exciting because it will bring more attention to the New York wine industry, which is […]

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Chocolate and Spice and Everything Nice!

Tweet Sorry I haven’t been posting much here besides the podcasts. I’ve been a busy bee doing lots of hard time in the kitchen for my clients! Jennifer ran across this great article by Susan Houston in North Carolina’s News and Observer about the hot love affair between chile and chocolate (just in time for […]

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