What I loved about Judy Rodgers during the brief time I spent with her: She wore long skirts in the kitchen. And sweaters. I never saw her in a chef coat, and didn’t like to be called “Chef.” In evaluating food with her staff before the night’s service, she would use words such as “baroque” to describe a flavor. She held her abundant hair in a bun with No. 2 pencils. She let me work in her kitchen. She faxed me the notes she took as a 17-year-old of how the Troisgros brothers made their white veal stock. When I was making her famous ricotta gnocchi, she tasted them, told me to up the seasoning, and walked to the other side of the Zuni kitchen. I gave the batch another four-finger dose of salt. Read On »
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Here are 14 holiday dishes from chefs in Seattle, via Seattle Times.
Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown examines the inter workings and food world of Detroit, via CNN.
Thank you Chef. You will be greatly missed. Via JBF.
A quick glance into the life of Chef April Bloomfield, where is she now and look at her past, via WSJ.