Off the road…

Back at last from travel with a certain production company, can’t say who really or where, the company has attached screws to my thumbs that can be tightened by remote, so I cannot even say where exactly I’ve been, not a mot, but that’s why I’ve been neglectful of the...

The Next Iron Chef America!

Yes, the fine execs at food network, for whom I now have an unalloyed fondness, asked me to be a judge on a six-part special, a competition in reality show format, among eight chefs, one of whom will become the fifth chef to wear this august mantle.  Actually,...

Kitchen Rats

Chefs comment on Ratatouille and Bourdain calls it The Best Food Movie Ever Made. UPDATE: Bruni, the critic, weighs in on the The Critic. Last weekend Chef Pardus called me to say if I didn’t take my kids that very weekend to Ratatouille, I was a loser.  This...

Better Butter?

In Sunday’s NYTimes mag food piece, San Francisco chef Daniel Patterson discusses his revelation that if you churn cream it turns into butter.   The fact of his surprise is yet more evidence of how far even chefs are from the elemental properties of our...