Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Eric Ripert ("32 Yolks") w/Bryan Voltaggio:
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Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin which has held three stars from the Michelin Guide since its inception in 2005, ranks 18 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was most recently rated New York City’s Most Popular Restaurant and top for food and service by the Zagat 2016 guide. The restaurant has upheld a four-star review from The New York Times for over two decades. Ripert partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open Blue in Grand Cayman, is Vice Chairman of the board of City Harvest, and is a recipient of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor. He is the host of his own Emmy-award winning PBS TV series, “Avec Eric,” which began its third season on the Cooking Channel in February 2015. Ripert is the author of five cookbooks and the memoir “32 Yolks.”
Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of the restaurants Volt, Lunchbox, Family Meal, Range and Aggio. As a finalist on Top Chef (season 6) and Top Chef Masters (season 5), he is the first chef to compete on both programs. The James Beard Foundation Award finalist coauthored the cookbook “Volt ink” with his brother, Michael. “Home” is his first solo cookbook.
Bryan lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Thacher, Piper and Ever Maeve, in Frederick, Md.
Bryan will be appearing at GBF in conversation with Chef Eric Ripert.
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RIPERT_160521_05.JPG: Chef Eric Ripert and Paul Borchers
RIPERT_160521_18.JPG: Chef Eric Ripert and Bryan Voltaggio
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.