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Wily Chefs Surprise Wylie Dufresne

WylieDufresnePicNew Yorker reporter Sophie Brickman tells readers to think of the three covert days spent in Brooklyn by 20 world-class culinary artists as The Real World: Chef’s Edition. And that’s just the tip of the analogous iceberg. FishbowlNY while reading also saw visions of Real House Chefs of Williamsburg, Undercover Sauce, America’s Got Imported Talent and more.

Two years in the making, the top-secret 72-hour assembly of world class restaurant chefs was for the purposes of honoring one of their molecular gastronomy own, Wylie Dufresne (pictured), with a surprise birthday celebration. It all went down successfully last night:

They’d focus on three of Dufresne’s signature dishes: shrimp noodles, cold fried chicken and scrambled egg ravioli, a cube-like concoction made of scrambled eggs encased in a sheath of egg yolk. They’d form cooking groups, pick their dishes and converge at wd~50 on a Tuesday, when the restaurant was closed. At the appointed hour, someone would call Dufresne to inform him that the restaurant was flooded. When he came rushing over, he’d arrive to the party of his dreams.

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Association of Food Journalists Award Winners Announced

The Association of Food Journalists announced the winners of its annual awards over the weekend. As to be expected where food writing awards are concerned, LA Weekly‘s Jonathan Gold did quite well for himself–earning first place in the “Best Newspaper Restaurant Criticism” small circulation category. He also earned second and third place in the “Best Newspaper Food Feature” category.

The SF Chronicle also acquitted itself nicely in this year’s competition. The paper picked up both first and third place in the “Best Newspaper Restaurant Criticism” large circulation category. Staffer Sophie Brickman, who picked up the first place award, also earned a third place nod in the “Best Newspaper Food Column” category.

Congrats to all!

Full list of winners at Poynter.