We live in the world of "egotarian cuisine," or, as Andrew Zimmern recently put it, "the age where no one is allowed to criticize the best chefs and restaurants in the world." Fair enough, we thought. Surely the best restaurants in the world can't be perfect, right? Right?
So, in order to give some really fair and balanced views of the world's best restaurants, we turned to the ever-reliable, ever-crazy customers unafraid to air their true opinions of a joint: Yelp. In a new series, we're digging through some of the most renowned restaurants' Yelp feedback to paint an accurate picture of what you're really getting for your dollar. As we suspected, Yelpers are hilariously jaded, bringing down the so-called best of the best.
While Richard Blais landed a sweet gig judging on this next Boston season of Top Chef, he landed yet another TV gig -- this time on the infamous Food Network. Could Blais, already the master of celebrity chefness (you've hit it big when you shill cat food, we guess?) give the Food Network a winning show?
A while ago, Eric Ripert, the culinary world’s most famous Buddhist, took a trip to Bhutan to tour the Aman Resorts. While he was there, however, he took some time to perform karmic actions by volunteering to make dinner at a nearby monastery. Lately he’s been reminiscing about his better, non-self-absorbed version of Eat, Pray, Love via Twitter, and as a result, the world has some gorgeous photos of his travels through Bhutan. (Also: this video of a procession at a temple.) Enjoy!