Things that are making you happy*******food and drink edition******

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by robbie, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    most anything with tk does end up in a circle jerk. he's kind of the vox of cooking. seriously, you can pick nits about individual meals and different restaurants, but i think it's pretty hard to argue with his body of work. he may not be the greatest chef working now (what a silly idea, really), but he belongs in any conversation about it.
    the thing i think they did a good job of catching that's so hard is how that perfectionism makes him completely crazy, but also makes him what he is.
     


  2. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    One of Daniel Boulud's former sous chefs just became the head chef at a restaurant literally 5 minutes down the street from my house. Met him today. Nice guy.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    sooooo you're planning to work for them?
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Hopefully. It's a pretty great situation. I'm going back to meet with him again in a few days.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Do it.
     


  7. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    This is a very nice book.
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    Rambo Senior member

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    excited to try this place:

    http://www.bento.com/rev/3372.html

    It's 500 ft from my front door, added bonus. This one is Japanese meets El Bulli, t seems like it's a much more Japanese food-focused, darker, serious version of that place I ate at last month where the guy had come from Bras/The Fat Duck. Same menu price, three times the number of plates apparently.
     


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    mgm9128 Senior member

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    I enjoyed it.

    http://www.kcet.org/shows/master_ch...cial_presentation/thomas-keller-uncorked.html
     


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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I was browsing my girl's facebook, found this guy, he has a pretty great resume. Would be exciting if he opened his own restaurant.

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    ^ and it makes me think that mgm should seriously consider the 2 years of official culinary school bootcamp, learn to cut veggies and not argue with everybody who wants to help him, and to really try for something more important to apply his talents to.
    10 years ago, when I was 20 myself, my own mother saw me cooking, and considering my school performance at the time, she offered to send me to culinary school if I wanted to be serious about it. I told her I wasn't interested and that cooking was just a hobby, blah, blah, the same things mgm says now. 10 years later, after having tried a bunch of other stuff in life, I would like to go to c-school, but it's too late. That and my mother won't be paying for it anymore, so I've just gotta do other work and maybe dream of having a lowbrow food place someday. :eek: It would've been pretty cool to go to c-school and have gone to Spain to work 10 years ago. Regrets.
     


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    making me happy now is a bowl of grits. butter. salt & pepper :)
     
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    yeah, just think, you could be making $10.50 an hour right now. and working 80-hour weeks! good times!
     


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