You Don’t Have to Be a Hero to Make a Difference to Restaurants at this Tenuous Moment–the Littlest Gestures Can…CONTINUE READING
A (belated) requiem for Gotham Bar and Grill, a beloved & crucial American classic.
Confessions of a Cookbook Collaborator
Behind the scenes of a sometimes quirky profession.
Jean-Louis Palladin: A Belated Remembrance
A remembrance of the late, great chef Jean-Louis Palladin, who helped transform the dining landscape in the United States.
Not Fade Away
Why does the public, and even the industry, tend to forget chefs more easily than writers, actors, filmmakers, and musicians? We give it a think.
So, you say you’re a chef. Can you be more specific?
The profession offers more possibilities than ever; shouldn’t our language reflect that?
Ruminations: Ghost in the Machine
Anthony Bourdain’s Presence, and Absence, Have Been Palpable at this Year’s Cayman Cookout
The Writing Life: How Bad Do You Want It?
Publishing budgets aren’t what they used to be. One author’s tale of what it took to get on the road and promote a book in 2018.
Commentary: Julian Niccolini Goes Down, But Can Pete Wells Come Back?
The Intellectual Indefensibility of the Paper’s Four Seasons Review Just Came Into High Relief
Slice of Life: The List (a.k.a. Where Should We Go For Dinner?)
Picking a Restaurant Has Become an Emotional and Social Minefield for Diner and Chef
Ruminations: For the Love of Pod
A few of my favorite podcasts …
Saturday Morning, 6AM
Where I went this week, in the post I swore I’d never write
Clocking Out: Code of Conduct; Critical Condition; On the Road Again
Notes from the Week in Toqueland (February 2 – February 9, 2018)