I remember cooking for my dear Uncle Jon at my dad’s house, and after sticking my finger into a simmering pot of sauce to taste it, he looked at me as if I’d just spit into the food. When I confirmed that he was indeed concerned about germs, I was astonished. He seemed to have no idea that any bacteria on my finger would be killed by the heat (billions on the food and in the pot probably had been) and that my hands were the cleanest in the kitchen because, as I was cooking, I was continually washing them. (Please no comments from ID docs telling me about heat-resistant toxins; I’m not picking my nose and sticking it in food.) Yes, the cleanest hands in the kitchen. I was alerted to the new Read On »

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New takes on the classic steakhouse that are not so traditional but are more so rather fantastic, via WSJ.

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Check out this photo gallery of a 22 hour day at restaurant Balthazar in NYC, via NYT.

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Reading a wine list at a restaurant be sure to take your time and follow these other suggestions, via La Times.

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Here is a list of museums around the world that tout some of the best food around, via Huffington Post.    

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