It's a special moment when you realize another mortal being understands you: your wants, your needs, your desires, and yes, your cravings for breakfast burritos. And we have found that in Jim Gaffigan, thanks to his delightful new book Food: A Love Story. Is this not our own love story, Jim?!
If you've ever wondered what Jamie Oliver looks like singing a Taylor Swift song ... we'd ask you why you would ever wonder that. But now we know, and it's still kind of weird. But the cakes look good!
It's time to face the facts: if you want to open a restaurant that is a) not ginormous, b) not in Las Vegas, and c) does not serve donkey sauce, you are not going to ever be a millionaire. Sorry to disappoint.
It's been a bode for female chefs this month, after Acquavit'sEmma Bengtsson landed a second Michelin star for the restaurant. She's only the second female executive chef to have two Michelin stars under her belt (the first being Dominique Crenn in San Francisco). Turns out, Bengtsson almost didn't take the job in the first place. With the wave of her success, it's safe to say now: no more excuses, lady chefs.
At the James Beard Awards on Monday, we attempted to avoid the normal red carpet pablum (though sometimes we really did want to know who was wearing what), because it was a yellow carpet. (Why a yellow carpet, we asked? “It’s just to match the event logo,” a James Beard official laughed.)
Instead, we talked about the strange and wild world of culinary minutia with some of the world’s most renowned chefs and food personalities. It almost culminated in Jacques Pepin showing us his underwear, which means we were successful.
Hat tip to Humans of New York, for inspiring us to go beyond the normal press questioning gaggle.