MasterChef Season 4 kicked off last night with a two-hour premiere, and, as we look forward to every summer, the kooks came out of the woodwork for the open audition rounds. Of course, those are way more entertaining than the tear-filled, moving stories of overcoming adversity or whatever, so we conveniently compiled all the Crazies Montages in one convenient space for your perusal. You're welcome.
This week, on the Lady Chef Stampede, we get baked with Amy Scherber, the woman behind Amy’s Bread. Normally I am deeply suspicious of bakers, regarding them as a mutant offshoot of pastry cooks (if you want to know about pastry cooks, I suggest trying reading some H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote about them in great detail).
If you know your Blais from your Bourdain and are passionate about the culture surrounding food; if you can write in a compelling -- if sometimes sarcastic -- tone and wait with bated breath for the James Beards Award announcements and other foodie news, please apply.
The regimented world of the military often overlaps with those of the restaurant industry–in fact, the essential brigade de cuisine was inspired by Escoffier’s time in the French Army. In recognition of their dual service on this Memorial Day weekend, here are seven renowned chefs who served in the military before they became famous.