Wednesday, January 09, 2002
Yet Another Pet Peeve: "grilled to perfection."
Monday, January 07, 2002
This week's Reader profiled Chicago's newest restaurant, the Magnolia "$27 entrees in Uptown?!?" Cafe. The owner, Kas Medhat, commented on culinary school vs. the real world: "At school they would say, 'Today we're going to make mayonnaise,' and at work it was like, 'Just do it!' Culinary school alone just doesn't cut it. Young chefs have to get their asses kicked, spend tons of hours in a working kitchen, and the pay sucks ... You have to have the passion."
Sunday, January 06, 2002
Today's New York Times had an amusing essay on how to find a good restaurant in a foreign city: "You should ask someone who looks like you, or a slightly better-fed version of yourself, maybe someone just a little paunchier than you are and a year or two older ... You're looking for the person you'll be in a couple of years, the one who really knows where to go and what to order, not the person you are now. For as much as you love yourself at the moment, it goes without saying that in the future you expect to be someone you'll love even more, someone you'll absolutely worship, a person you'd spend every waking moment with if you weren't that person already."