Friday, September 30, 2005

So-so article about Emeril

in this month's Gourmet, which apparently isn't available online. The article promises to explain why chefs don't like him, but only maybe a tenth of the article is devoted to the subject. We do learn that, in his early days at Commander's Palace, Emeril was a Gordan Ramsay-ish grump.

We also get to be reminded that Anthony Bourdain doesn't like him--as if anyone cares. Why Anthony Bourdain keeps getting referenced in articles is beyond me. He's not famous for his cooking--like, say, every other celebrity chef--but for Kitchen Confidential. If I want to know what chefs think of Emeril's food, I 'd like to hear it from someone like Thomas Keller, who, in the article, praised Emeril.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

More facts about the benefits of booze

Good article in this month's Eating Well magazine. Alcoholics (like me), rejoice! Actually, of course, alcohol is good only in moderation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Kitchen Confidential

Sucks fat, sweaty balls... The TV show, anyway. I haven't gotten around to the book, yet, though I plan on it at some point. I wonder how Tony Bourdain feels? I wonder if it will last beyond another 2 or 3 episodes?