johnny, eat your heart out…

u.e.’s Lunch Box The holidays always makes one nostalgic, doesn’t it? Among the many things I’m thankful for this holiday season is my childhood, which was filled with so much adventure and good food. And they went hand-in-hand – almost literally – in this tidy little tin box that I carried to school every day […]

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johnny, eat your heart out…

u.e.’s Lunch Box The holidays always makes one nostalgic, doesn’t it? Among the many things I’m thankful for this holiday season is my childhood, which was filled with so much adventure and good food. And they went hand-in-hand – almost literally – in this tidy little tin box that I carried to school every day […]

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rumination 2: summer tropisms…

A couple of weeks ago, I ruminated over the current state of tasting menus.  Since, I’ve done a little more thinking and eating on the matter and I’ve churned out a few more, um, matters:

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rumination 2: summer tropisms…

A couple of weeks ago, I ruminated over the current state of tasting menus.  Since, I’ve done a little more thinking and eating on the matter and I’ve churned out a few more, um, matters:

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rumination 1: something raw, something foie, something meat, something blah…

1st Course: Cauliflower Panna Cotta per se, New York Though it generally works out that ordering the tasting menu is a more “adventurous” course of action than ordering a la carte, I think this is much more often a function of the lack of an ability to choose your adventure rather than the offerings at […]

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rumination 1: something raw, something foie, something meat, something blah…

1st Course: Cauliflower Panna Cotta per se, New York Though it generally works out that ordering the tasting menu is a more “adventurous” course of action than ordering a la carte, I think this is much more often a function of the lack of an ability to choose your adventure rather than the offerings at […]

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travel: alors…

Veritas New York Alors. It’s been three months since I’ve returned from my little European excursion and I’m still working off the sins of my gluttony. I have yet to finish my posts about my Parisian dining, not to mention my Christmas day excursion to visit Paul Bocuse in Lyon. In the interim, I’ve turned […]

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travel: alors…

Veritas New York Alors. It’s been three months since I’ve returned from my little European excursion and I’m still working off the sins of my gluttony. I have yet to finish my posts about my Parisian dining, not to mention my Christmas day excursion to visit Paul Bocuse in Lyon. In the interim, I’ve turned […]

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best of 2008, the restaurant edition…

Milk Chocolate Tree Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road Boy, people sure do love lists. Since publishing the “best dishes of 2008,” I’ve received numerous emails inquiring about my best restaurant meals of 2008. As I said in that post, this year I have been blessed with many very good meals. But a few float to […]

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best of 2008, the restaurant edition…

Milk Chocolate Tree Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road Boy, people sure do love lists. Since publishing the “best dishes of 2008,” I’ve received numerous emails inquiring about my best restaurant meals of 2008. As I said in that post, this year I have been blessed with many very good meals. But a few float to […]

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foielapalooza…

Listen up all you foieheads out there: In conjunction with Lollapalooza 2008, Chef Graham Elliot Bowles will be celebrating the return of foie gras, legally, to Chicago with Foielapalooza, “a three-day foie gras and music extravaganza featuring a nightly changing foie preparation inspired by and served with music from that evening’s headlining act.” August 1: […]

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foielapalooza…

Listen up all you foieheads out there: In conjunction with Lollapalooza 2008, Chef Graham Elliot Bowles will be celebrating the return of foie gras, legally, to Chicago with Foielapalooza, “a three-day foie gras and music extravaganza featuring a nightly changing foie preparation inspired by and served with music from that evening’s headlining act.” August 1: […]

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travel: uno momento, por favor…

graham elliot Chicago, Illinois I’ve been doing a mini-tour of America’s airports and restaurants. And, I’m not done yet. Despite every intention to post reviews of the places I’ve been eating at, I’ve barely had time to stop. Yes, I’m on vacation. I think. I’ve fallen into a cycle of flying, eating, meeting with friends, […]

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travel: uno momento, por favor…

graham elliot Chicago, Illinois I’ve been doing a mini-tour of America’s airports and restaurants. And, I’m not done yet. Despite every intention to post reviews of the places I’ve been eating at, I’ve barely had time to stop. Yes, I’m on vacation. I think. I’ve fallen into a cycle of flying, eating, meeting with friends, […]

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circle gets the square…

Pork “Burger”, blanc burgers + bottles, Kansas City What is the shape of a hamburger? Round, right? Not so much. I mean, there are plenty of exceptions to this rule, which really isn’t a rule at all; it’s more of a norm. Or, is it? In 1969, Dave Thomas made the square patty hip when […]

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circle gets the square…

Pork “Burger”, blanc burgers + bottles, Kansas City What is the shape of a hamburger? Round, right? Not so much. I mean, there are plenty of exceptions to this rule, which really isn’t a rule at all; it’s more of a norm. Or, is it? In 1969, Dave Thomas made the square patty hip when […]

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disaster…

Michelin Guide Rouge Main Cities of Europe Did you know that the word “disaster” derives from the Latin dis (apart, away from) + astrum (star)? I present to you, fragments of a dialogue, in two parts. It’s entitled: “Disaster” Part I Time: Shortly after a dinner at dévi. Setting: Online food forum (if you rummage […]

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disaster…

Michelin Guide Rouge Main Cities of Europe Did you know that the word “disaster” derives from the Latin dis (apart, away from) + astrum (star)? I present to you, fragments of a dialogue, in two parts. It’s entitled: “Disaster” Part I Time: Shortly after a dinner at dévi. Setting: Online food forum (if you rummage […]

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ridiculousness…

It must have been a slow news day because both Eater and Serious Eats picked up a comment I made on eGullet and ran with it. Although I hate to lend an iota of credence to this absurdity by wasting a single nanobyte on this topic, as the person who (inadvertently) initiated this party, and, […]

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ridiculousness…

It must have been a slow news day because both Eater and Serious Eats picked up a comment I made on eGullet and ran with it. Although I hate to lend an iota of credence to this absurdity by wasting a single nanobyte on this topic, as the person who (inadvertently) initiated this party, and, […]

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