“The Eating Season”

Nearly two years ago, I sat down with Judy Rodgers, chef and co-owner of Zuni Cafe to talk about food after spending some a few days in her kitchen. Writing my earlier post on there being a new owner of the San Francisco iconic restaurant, I recalled our conversation...

Miss Schrambling’s response to my comments, fyi (scroll to the third post)–in her customary fashion, which is both abstruse and directly cutting, naming no names, and not accepting comment. Chow.com’s blog, an interesting blog with numerous voices, picked it up,...

The classics are smarter than we are

I love to see fundamental or “classic” dishes examined freshly.  The LA Times story by Amy Scattergood (what a great name!) on the beurre blanc is a good example, but also a telling one in terms of how we subsequently lose sight of them, which gives the piece a...

Adam at amateur gourmet has a great post on the eating-walking tour with Calvin Trillin—especially for people who live and Cleveland and cannot walk out their door and eat this way if they want.

In Salon I write about my worst meal ever, ever.  It was so bad, so sad, so uncomfortable, went on into the next days and remains with me even now … presaged in my mind today’s celebrity-chef-poster-child tragedy. I’m batting, like, eighth in...