Ideas in food
"The Foodpairing website is an incredible resource which validates our instincts in combining ingredients and connects us to new flavor combinations we may not have uncovered ourselves. It helps explain how and why we combine flavors while at the same time illuminating new pathways to explore."
Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot are the chef-owners of Ideas in Food, LLC, a consulting business based in New York City. They specialize in sharing techniques for creativity in professional and home kitchens using modern ingredients and techniques. Aki and Alex may also be found at their blog Ideas in Food (www.ideasinfood.com).
The partnership between Aki and Alex has always been the foundation of their culinary philosophy. Aki is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute while Alex has a BA in English from Colby College. The different and complementary approaches to food, wine, and service has allowed them to provide an innovative dining experience in a welcoming environment; their menus reflect shared inspirations and a respect for the needs of their diners.
Aki and Alex are deeply committed to using sustainable, organic and artisanal food products. The chefs devote the utmost care to obtaining quality ingredients and cultivating relationships with their producers. These exacting standards apply to their own handiwork as well. They are constantly experimenting with new techniques and ingredients in order to develop their cuisine, which focuses on clear flavors with simple, yet beautiful presentations.