August 17th is not a day that goes unnoticed in Chicago, and for the community of chefs there. It’s the day that Charlie Trotter opened his epononymous restaurant 27 years ago, forever changing the landscape of dining across America. This weekend, chefs from Trotter’s city, Chicago, to Seattle, to New York, even to Colombia and New Zealand, will recreate dishes from Trotters’ cookbooks to raise funds for the nonprofit founded after Trotter’s death in November, the Trotter Project, on "Charlie Trotter Day."
In our new series Hot On the Burner, we analyze which restaurants and chefs are having their best week ever in the press — and who’s getting burned, and hard. This week, it's raining Roy Choi, and hard.
When we first heard word of the rumors surrounding newly crowned Food Network Star Lenny McNab, we heard there were videos involved. Food Network Gossip noted many of the videos were taken down, including one where "he was cursing while cutting brisket, and the video included words such as the big C word." So you know where this is going, right? We now have a copy of that video that was taken off of Youtube. (NSFW language ahead and weirdness -- you've been warned, judging by that screenshot.)
Earlier this week the internet was introduced to the completely insane Watermelon Stroller, and we got to thinking — humans have come up with some pretty cool things for the sake of convenience. Here, we’ve rounded up a list of products that make food portable in the strangest and most ridiculous ways possible. People spent time, hours of their days, inventing these products so that we could eat and drink using as little effort as possible. Way to go, humans.
A few of the picks will really come in handy if you plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo with any of these chefs. So toss your melons in a stroller and get ready for a life that’s at least six times more convenient.