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 NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE

This month’s featured personalities prove there are many roads to success as there are definitions of the word. All grabbed the brass ring, but they did it in their own particular way. One smashed traditions while his mentor broke glass ceilings, another gave the corporate path's golden cufflinks the slip. One took the path of the worldly gentleman, another is just a guy. Read their stories below.

If you’ve ever wondered why those cocktails made with bitters make you feel so good, take a look at Gentian Root on our Wild Sourcing page.

MID-MONTH: A special interview with Eileen Crane, CEO & Founding Winemaker at Napa Valley's Domaine Carneros; CHEF'S LARDER featuring beer balsamico vinegar, real whole-grain wheat and pasta, russet potatoes and a non-PFOA non-stick liner; and our Restaurant Revue features a not-your-typical steakhouse.










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F&B DIRECTOR/CHEF KEVIN MAGUIRE:

The Ritz Carlson had the French chef and the Copley Plaza had the young kid.

     
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EXECUTIVE CHEF JOSE MEJIA:

It’s all about respect. It’s all about communication. If you respect everybody’s job, you’ll be more successful.

  


   







CHEF RODNEY BROWN:

I’m just Rodney. Rodney your guy.

 
 








JOHN ROTHSTEIN, SOMMELIER/OWNER URBAN VINE - PHOENIX, AZ:

A lot of where I went had to do with the golden handcuff concept with the corporate connection.


 


   









GENTIAN ROOT (Gentianaeacea sp.):

Why those cocktails made with bitters make you feel so good.
 
 


November 2014 Chef's Larder:
Sponsored by award-winning Joëlle Olive Oil

Pödör Vinegars:  
Delicious vinegars from Hungary and Germany

Navajo Pride Russet Potatoes:  
Traditional quality from the Navajo Nation

Cookina Elite
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Non-PFOA non-stick liners

Community Grains: 
Wheat has a story
    



   






EILEEN CRANE:

Napa Valley’s most experienced sparkling winemaker creates the Little Black Dress of blanc de blancs at Taittinger’s Domaine Carneros in Napa Valley.
 







BOURBON STEAK:
Scottsdale, Arizona

Beyond steak.

    



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