The plight of fast food workers has gained lots of traction recently, what with minimum wage talks, legislation for paid sick leave, and protests for fair wages. But the real crux of it is that no restaurant worker is immune to low wages, "fringe" benefits, and poverty-level problems. (That will make you feel good the next time you go out to eat, right?)
It's summer, it's a holiday, and everyone always loves an excuse to eat. It makes sense, then, that one of the most popular ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend is by having a backyard cookout. But grilling can be tricky, if not totally intimidating -- what will your mother-in-law think of your fish marinade? What if you overcook your uncle's burger? -- so why not turn to the experts. Operating under the notion that if one is good, ten is better, we put together come of the best grilling tips from ten of our favorite celebrity chefs.
Who cares if the Met Ball was across town last night? A few culinary celebrities knocked it out of the park sartorially speaking at the James Beard Awards, and were thrilled to see that a creative palate can sometimes translate into a creative palette. (Hooray for puns! Also, no one at the Met Ball actually dressed for the night’s punk theme, so you win, chefs.)
We’ve selected a few of our favorite outfits below, and are attempting to crowdsource more with this plea: does anyone have a photo of Naomi Pomeroy or Rick Bayless? Our floor correspondent claimed that they killed it, but we can’t tell you exactly how best-dressed they are without photographic evidence.