In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
- “Romance and Mount Washington don't necessarily go together. I mean, they do, but not in restaurants, unless you want to re-enact the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene at Casa Bianca, which you don't.” Ask Mr. Gold: The Price of Love & Where to Spend a Little More.
- “Tampons (known as T-28s in the food styling biz) produce localized steam. Soak them in water, zap in the microwave and bury them behind food.” Top 10 Tips From Delores Custer's New Food Styling 101 Guidebook.
- “The only question is what they were doing playing Cartoon Network on the big screen all afternoon. We aren't complaining, we just thought that channel was for children and stoners, rather than grizzled Bourbon drinkers.” Dive Bar Report: The Barrel in Sherman Oaks.
- “But there is another type of movie food too, the kind that doesn't actually exist. Some of these are from the future, some are disgusting, and some could potentially destroy the planet.” Top 10: Fictional Movie Food and Drink.
- “They said pizza couldn't be pizza unless it had sauce. I had to do a biography, so I came home from school and I saw the article and I said, 'hey Mom, I want to do it on this guy.'” Q & A with Ari Rosenson, Chef de Cuisine at Cut, Part 1: The Importance of Mom & The Value of Skipping Culinary School.
- “Fusion food, already a perilous exercise, has no place in a diner to begin with, and simply placing two items from disparate cuisines adjacent to one another only heightens the confusion.” The Wood Cafe's Fuzzy Logic.
- “A note to any current culinary school students who may still think that $50K in student loans is practical mathematics for an eventual job peeling vegetables for $10/hour: the career path from spy (maybe) to celebrity chef only worked for Julia Child.” NBC's Latest Cooking Show: Caterers Who Are Spies!
- “Raise a bottle of hot sauce in the general direction of the Lincoln Center.” James Beard Media & Book Awards Announced: The Winners.”