Cosentino Accepts Challenge

Chris Cosentino, chef and owner of Incanto in San Francisco, has taken my challenge to put Chicken Fried Pork Belly Caesar on his menu–and has done me one better.  He’s returned the chicken to the Caesar without relinquishing the fried. ...

No Rez Cleveland

Comments?  Questions? Happy to answer queries (such as who really made that cassoulet, and why wasn’t tony out there surfing?). –oh, and meant to put this link up, the world’s largest used bookstore and Twinkie syrup dispenser. –and The...

More Quotes of the Day: “When you’re dead, it robs life of many pleasures.”–Harvey Pekar “You can’t smoke at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  Is there even a bar in here?”  –Bourdain “I could eat three steaks.  I could eat a whole...

Quote of the Day

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steaks to cook.” —Julia Child From a review in the NYTBR of Julia Child by Laura Shapiro, a short bio part of the Penguin Lives series, and Backstage With Julia: My Years With Julia Child, by Nancy Verde...

Mr. Soft Palms Arrives in ClevelandPlain Dealer reporter Debbi Snook, who last week compared farmer’s market prices with grocery store prices (showing that the later offered lower prices on produce, if not the quality*), reviews the Cleveland episode of Bourdain’s No...