It's that coveted day of the year -- when boys and girls become men and women, chefs become better chefs, and all of the media will immediately start debating who deserved a James Beard nomination and who didn't. Get excited!
Mom is finally selling houses! Problem is she isn’t licensed. No big whoop for her, the test will be a breeze! Except she freaks when she meets Kim, a mega realtor who’s sold 358 houses and is getting recertified. She walks out of the test, assuaging her failure with a Chipwitch. Mmmm…now that’s something I can get behind: Chipwitch and a mostly Mom-centric episode.
Far from the academically/mildly interesting lecture series that most people expected, Thomas Keller Day at the Culinary Institute of America became, for two hours, an actual cross-section of life at The French Laundry. Thanks to photos from the CIA, we’re now really able to show you what we meant when we said that Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, Jonathan Benno, The Mast Brothers, and a cast of dozens staged a re-enactment of service: we mean that their play, “Sense of Urgency,” really did re-enact service.