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Healthy Eating for the New Year on Weekend Today Show

Chef David made an appearance on the Weekend Today Show on Saturday, January 14 to promote his very popular upcoming cooking seminars at A Different Drummer’s Kitchen Company in Albany, NY (see Upcoming Appearances for specifics). During the show, he … Continue reading

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If This Floor Could Talk…

Dear Friends and Cooking Comrades, I was looking at the old wooden floor of our kitchen the other day.   We had guests coming over and I was cleaning up for company.  You know the old adage, “If you want a … Continue reading

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Times-Union Features Major Story on Culinary Command Training

The state newspaper of New York’s Capital District, the Albany Times-Union, featured a major front-page story on Eat Your Mistakes: Culinary Command Training in its Sunday, November 13 issue. To read the entire story and view the pictures associated with … Continue reading

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Five Vets Graduate Culinary Command Training Program

Five distinguished U.S. active and retired veterans successfully completed the first-ever Eat Your Mistakes: Culinary Command Training Program in November. The intensive 30-day course used the Eat Your Mistakes DVD series as its core curriculum, but also added in-person visits … Continue reading

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Culinary Command Training Visits Channel 13

Chef David and five “Vets2Chefs” trainees visited the Weekend Today Show on November 5.  In addition to a segment that introduced the program and all of the vets, a separate cooking segment featured one of the vet’s culinary creations: Bacon … Continue reading

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Hudson Register Star Profiles Culinary Command Training

Chatham chef David James Robinson to offer culinary ‘boot camp’ for vets By W. T. Eckert Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:08 AM EDT CHATHAM — Chatham Chef David James Robinson is offering veterans the chance to follow their culinary … Continue reading

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Culinary Command Training – JUST ANNOUNCED

BULLETIN – October 6, 2011 – Chef David has announced that he will be teaching the inaugural “Vets to Chefs” Culinary Command Training Session with military vets from around the globe starting Monday, October 17. The classes will use the entire … Continue reading

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Chef David Drops By the Weekend Today Show

Chef David James Robinson, the “Can-Do” Chef, made an appearance on the Weekend Today Show on Saturday, September 16.  His featured recipe – which was a hit with countless viewers and Facebook followers – was Banana Bread Muffins with a … Continue reading

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Aunt Bea has Up and Gone

Dear Friends and Cooking Comrades, Welcome back home! I’m nosey, so I always ask folks how they learned how to cook. The answer used to be “mom,” “grandma” or “I grilled with my dad.”  Now more often than not the … Continue reading

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Chef David Nominated for Simons Award

Chef David has been chosen as a 2011 Nominee for the Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement supporting local use of local agricultural products.  Among his many accomplishments in this area is the co-creation of Columbia County Bounty, … Continue reading

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