Conservative bon vivant
Michael Anton writes
about the thrill of cooking in an haute cuisine
restaurant, as well as the rise of celebrity chef culture and personalities like Anthony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman.
Last week, Time
magazine put out a feature on the Gods of Food
, a series of articles on 60-some-odd empire-building chefs who the magazine thinks are influencing and leading cuisine today. Beyond the statistical problems with the article ... some folks had the temerity to point out that this culinary Mount Olympus was basically a bunch of white dudes. Actually it was all dudes, not a single woman deified. Eater's interview
's food editor Howard Chua-Eoan about the story. Amanda Cohen's scathing takedown of the clusterfuck
. The New York Times
' Room for Debate
feature asking leading female chefs about underrepresented women in food media. Eater's latest piece
on the question of gender bias in food journalism. [via
Hungry? A former Google chef says, “They had no budget, it was foie gras and Kobe steaks every day.” The Semi-Charmed Life Of A Tech Company Chef
Tomorrow would have been Julia Child
's 100th birthday. To celebrate, PBS Digital Studios offers: Julia Child Remixed
. They also have created a celebration page
, complete with an infographic
and more. [more inside]
shows Gordon Ramsay
helping restaurants make miraculous turnarounds. Ramsay helped relaunch
Austin, Texas's El Greco
, but the restaurant still ended up closing
. Some people are saying that Ramsay's interference
may have been the final nail in the coffin
for the restaurant
Food Fight: Does Healthy Food Have to Be More Expensive?
In which the blog Get Rich Slowly chronicles an argument about nutrition vs cost and then invites readers to chime in.
She’s an Iron Chef
. The Executive Chef of Bon Appetit Magazine. The founder of Chefs for Humanity
. A UNICEF spokesperson. The winner of a 'Hero Visibility Award' from the Human Rights Campaign. And now, celebrity chef Cat Cora
is teaching the Muppets to cook. Two new video series have premiered online: "The Muppets Kitchen
" and "Hasty Tasty Cooking Tips with Cat Cora and the Muppets.
" (Warning: autoplaying videos.)
The series are "designed to inspire kids to get involved in the kitchen and to help moms prepare simple, nutritious and most importantly delicious dinners
." [more inside]
, the original Celebrity chef and the most flamboyant of gastronauts, has passed away
from a heart attack at the age of 65. Floyd
was known not just for enjoying a drink while he cooked, but also for making TV real
. [more inside]
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the Balasmic vinegar warehouse
"Watch me turn balsamic vinegar and borderline road rage into Truffles." How one guy accidently made the best ever wedding anniversary meal.
What do you do when Charlie Trotter and a party of twenty of the world's best chefs come to dinner?
Chicago hipster chef Michael Carlson
serves a 14 course meal to some very refined palates. The next day he cancels all reservations, gives away everything from the refridgerators, and drops out of sight for months. [more inside]
We know that the French take their food seriously, and restaurant ratings are a BIG deal
over there. But here's a sad illustration of that: famed chef Bernard Loiseau was found dead
yesterday of an apparent suicide, and speculation centers
around his downgraded rating from the influential GaultMillau guide. Shades of Vatel
Food For Thought For Serious Foodies And Would-Be Pros: Egullet.com
is mainly written by
professional cooks for
professional cooks but
obsessive, perfectionist gastronomes like you and I can join in too. It's delightful and delicious; like a MetaFilter for fussy gluttons, over-curious gourmets and gastro-porn addicts. Today, celebrated chefs Dan Barber
and Michael Anthony
, currently wowing New Yorkers at the Blue Hill
restaurant, will be answering questions from hoi-polloi such as ourselves. My question's already in...[ From the August issue of Food and Wine magazine, where Michael Anthony was interviewed as one of the best new American chefs.