Last Call: Padma Powder!
YumSugar: Technically, it’s filé powder from New Orleans, but boy oh boy does Padma lurrrrve it.
Grub Street: British chef and lover of giant food Heston Blumenthal was awarded the U.K. Chef of the Decade at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Sadly,he does not get a sword and a fiefdom as his reward for his service.
LA Weekly: Adam “Umami Burger Lord” Fleischman will soon open a new restaurant in LA, called Smoke.oil.salt, a restaurant clearly inspired by an e.e. cummings poem. (His executive chef is probably a grasshopper.)