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03.31.08

Mulling Over Millet

Food History, Recipes


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Most Americans, if they know the name of millet at all, will tend to think of it as birdseed, or, if they’re farmers, as pasturage. That said, in recent years, millet has begun to pop up in the American diet, generally sprinkled in some multi-grain bread (it adds a nice crunch) or even occasionally cooked as a grain, usually at some chichi place that uses arugula and balsamic vinegar a lot. But despite this lack of importance in the U.S., the group of grains known as millets are among the most important food grains in the world, coming in not far behind wheat and rice. More »

03.31.08

The Goods on Restaurant Graham Elliot and other Hot Links

Bites: News and Miscellany


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Ulterior Epicure has a sneak preview of what to expect from Chef Graham Elliot Bowles and his new digs.

Gourmet has a good interview with Grant Achatz and Heston Blumenthal about their new cookbooks.

Crain’s Shia Kapos has the work on the Boka partners’ new venture, Perennial and their interesting approach to populating a wine list.

Raymond Sokolov looks for America’s best hot dog. Hot Doug’s figures somewhat prominently, though Sokolov doesn’t understand why Doug’s seriously hot dog is called the Kiera Knightley. While I’m pretty sure he doesn’t get the joke, I agree with him in that I don’t find Dame Skeletor of the Jane Addams set that hot myself.

03.31.08

Walking Down the Avenues One Last Time

Bites: News and Miscellany


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On the occasion of Chef Graham Elliot Bowles last night cooking at Avenues (before he leaves to open his own spot, Restaurant Graham Elliot), one of our readers, Jeannie Boutelle dropped in a sent us the following report:

I was fortunate enough to have dinner last night on Chef Bowles last night at Avenues. We sat at the chef’s bar where we could watch the chefs cook and plate each dish. I ended the evening feeling like a cooking slacker. We sat in front of Chef Jim’s fish station and he kept multiple dishes and a million little copper pots going on the stove all the while keeping a conversation going with us. Seeing all the sauces and foam he was working with, I could imagine the hours of prep time involved before he put together the dishes in what seemed like 30 seconds. It definitely motivated me to maybe once in awhile do a little thing like clarify butter. More »

03.29.08

David Chang, the Culinary Kurt Cobain?

Bites: News and Miscellany


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New Yorker has a good profile of the Momofuku empire’s sire, chef David Chang. Unfortunately, you’ll have to buy the magazine, as the article’s only abstracted on the website. I’d been a bit skeptical about Chang’s rise as the press has been fanboy fawning all over him as much as anyone since Barack Obama. This article changed my perceptions quite a bit. Chang comes off as a thoughftul hard-working visionary. He’s very aware of his meteoric rise, and questions the legitimacy of it quite a bit, even to the extent of driving himself so hard that he jeopardizes his health in an attempt to justify the accolades. It reminds me a bit of Kurt Cobain, who was apparently very concerned that his fame wasn’t justifiable and that everyday he had to do something to meet those expectations. We know how that ended. I don’t sense Chang will go that route, but here’s hoping he keeps his stuff together and brings more tasty pork laden noodle treats to the masses.

03.29.08

Thomas Keller on Charlie Rose

Bites: News and Miscellany


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An interview with the man, the myth, and the legend. He has some really nice stuff to say about Grant Achatz.

03.28.08

Achatz’s Next Apprentice and Other Hot Links

Bites: News and Miscellany


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The newest of the Alinea brood, writes about his externship. [Common Chopsticks]

Brian Duncan of Bin 36 whips out the funky shirt to talk wine tasting. [Wine Taste TV]

Pat Bruno likes Sixteen. [Sun Times]

03.28.08

Does Marijuana Taste Better in an 82 Petrus Bong?

Bites: News and Miscellany


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We don’t exactly know the answer to this question, but maybe Mike Sula, who has an incredible story in this week’s Reader about the most exclusive of restaurants, Crib, and its wine bong smoking chef. Crib makes Schwa look like TGI Fridays, and its chef, Albert D’Angelo sounds like most utterly fascinating rich arrogant culinary enfant terrible since Charlie Trotter. Of course, with April Fools around the corner, is D’Angelo real?

03.26.08

30 Seconds on Top Chef: Block Party Edition

Bites: News and Miscellany


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1 - I think Rick Bayless robbed Don Johnson’s Miami Vice wardrobe closet to get his purple shirt for the episode.

2 - Who knew Erik’s deflated nachos soufflé would be more haute than his street taco….plus he says, “I don’t think fine dining and Mexican go together, so he (Bayless) can go screw himself.” Yep, I guess Frontera Grill which just celebrated its 20th anniversary is a house of cards.

3 - Andrew, like a crystal methed-up energizer bunny, keeps on tweaking and tweaking…

4 - Richard makes something without ras-al-hanout….world ends.

5 - According to Padma Laxmi, “Chicago is a city made up of neighborhoods.” Hmm, unlike those other cities made up of cheese?

6 - Did those people really have Frontera salsa in their fridge? I smell a product placement.

7 - One of Nikki’s signature dishes is mac and cheese (made with Velveeta). Who knew my mom was a cutting edge Top Chef…

8 - Waldorf salad – apparently we’ve been transported to “Top Chef 1920’s New York”.

9 – I’d like to see Erik and Chef Collichio get in a three point stance and butt their bald heads.

10 – I hope someone goes all season 2 and tries to shave Richard’s faux hawk ala Marcel.

11 – I think Padma wore a shirt with sleeves (1/4 sleeves anyway) for the first time this season…

12 - Padma bites apple and goes samurai with knives in commercial break. The chairman of Iron Chef would like his schtick back now, thank you.

12 – Ted questions the appropriateness of Waldorf salad. Apparently paella is total block party food.

13 - Erik knocked off the block. Moral: Tell Rick Bayless he sucks and you get kicked in the chilis. He gone.

03.26.08

Hot Links

Bites: News and Miscellany


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Dave Hammond has a great radio piece on Easter cooking and the Locavore movement at Vie. [WBEZ]

Kevin Nance searches for a True Taste of his old southern home [Sun Times]

03.26.08

Restaurant Guan is No Joke

Bites: News and Miscellany


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Guan’s Thai Basil Snapper

Time Out did publish real content this week too. Check out my piece on Restaurant Guan. Guan is one of those spots where the personalities of the proprietors are just as important as the quality of the food (think Sushi Mike at Tanoshii, Susan and Drew Goss at West Town Tavern, or Erwin Drechsler at Erwin). Guan and Yan Chen care and they’re putting everything they have into this spot, and it’s most definitely worth the drive to Evanston if you live in the city.

03.26.08

Time Out’s Satire Still Better Than Most Local Food Writing

Bites: News and Miscellany


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Time Out Chicago releases their April Fools edition, giving Sixteen restaurant a whopping 11 stars!

The rest of the review is a thinly veiled critical satire about how a lot of local food publications/websites rely on press websites and materials to write their reviews or previews of new restaurants. It would be funny, if it weren’t so true. These days, many publications have revoked budgets for dining, and send their “critics” to media previews and take food on the restaurant’s dime. Sometimes writers for these websites live in other states while they write about Chicago (of course geography doesn’t always matter, as one of Chicago’s best food blogs, Menupages, is written by a former U Chicago student living in New York, Adam Peltz -it works because Adam actually calls people and follows stories beyond press materials).

For many sites though, it’s a sad state of affairs. The odd thing is that, what is seemingly a house of cards, ends up generating tons of hits and thus ad revenue for these sites. Time Out it should be noted is not throwing stones in glass houses as they are dilligent about paying for their reviews (disclosure: I know because I freelance for them). Hopefully other pubs will take notice and pursue a more ethical policy as their advertising revenues grow.

03.25.08

How I Became a Food Freak

Food Memoir


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I was not a precocious genius, like, say, a 2-year-old Tiger Woods ripping a tee shot on “The Mike Douglas Show.” There was no crème brulee epiphany at the foot of my grandmother. It took me twenty-eight years of school and aimless work to discover food writing.

Though my mother was a fine scratch cook, I ate quite a bit of Hamburger Helper, SpaghettiO’s and Campbell’s Soup. My only culinary experience was making pizza alongside a crew of shaggy-haired, though engaging, stoners in high school. Luxury dining meant the Admiral’s Feast at Red Lobster. More »

03.24.08

Onions

Food History, Recipes


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The allium genus includes some of my favorite purveyors of flavor, including garlic, shallots, leeks, scallions, and onions. It is hard to imagine cooking without these fragrant, vibrant plants. And in fact, no one has ever really had to, because wild members of the allium genus grow worldwide. That’s why, even though onions as we know them arrived with European explorers, we still ended up with Indian words that refer to a place where wild onions were causing a stink: the Potawatomi word checagou, which means “place that stinks of wild onions,” and the Menominee word shika’ko, which means “skunk place,” which actually referred to the smell of the wild onions. We’re not sure which of these words was the derivation of Chicago, but the point is, there were a lot of wild onions growing here long before domesticated onions made it over with European settlers. More »

03.24.08

James Beard Award Nominees

Bites: News and Miscellany


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James Beard award nominees were announced today at Mid-day. As usual, Chicago has a host of representatives:

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING WITHOUT RECIPES - Janet Rausa Fuller - Chicago Sun Times

TELEVISION FOOD SEGMENT, NATIONAL OR LOCAL - Vince Gerasole - CBS2 Chicago

TELEVISION FOOD SPECIAL - Geoffrey Baer and Dan Protess - WTTW

WEBCAST-Olivia Gerasole and Isabella Gerasole-spatulatta.com

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR AWARD - Rich Melman - Lettuce Entertain You

OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD - Grant Achatz - Alinea

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD -Mindy Segal - Hot Chocolate

OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE AWARD -Brian Duncan- Bin 36

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD-Tony Mantuano-Spiaggia

BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES - Graham Elliot Bowles, Carrie Nahabedian, Bruce Sherman

2008 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Awards -Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

03.21.08

No Booty, Just Good Bubbly

Grape Pun: All Things Wine


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It’s hard to resist the allure of Champagne that’s been poured all over some hip hop groupie’s booty. But, if you find yourself in a wine store contemplating a bottle of Cristal this weekend, I got a better bottle that’ll save you some Benjamins.

Launois “Cuvee Reserve” Brut Blanc de Blancs - found at Binny’s South Loop.

Blanc de blancs translates as white of whites, which means this bad boy is 100% chardonnay grape. It comes from Mesnil, the southernmost Grand Cru in the Champagne region of France. The grapes come from neighboring vineyards which produce Krug Clos de Mesnil and in very very special years Salon. Salon and Krug are regarded as some of the best bubbly in the world and not because Jay-Z says so. Though Jay-Z apparently rocks the Krug now, so maybe he does say so… Either way, the prices on those bottles runs well into the $200 range, but the Launois is only $35.99.

So why so cheap? Well, no one’s writing about Launois in the US and no ones filling hot tubs with it in rap videos.

Launois is highly regarded in France, and hold on to your freedom fries, those dudes definitely know a thing or two about wine.

Though why take their word for it. I broke open a bottle yesterday to celebrate my son’s 1st birthday. The first sip fills you with a full bodied warmth of honey and toast. It’s a champagne like this which makes you realize that the reasonably tasty bubbles clocking in at $10 bucks a Trader Joes have nothing going on (and I’ve been a big booster of say Segura Viudas and some of those other value brands).

This Launois is everything champagne should be. It’s aged on the lees for four years and vinified in stainless steel tank. Lees, are not old vintage bargain basement jeans, rather they are the dead yeast left over from fermentation. By leaving the wine on the lees for so long, it adopts that toasty characteristic I mentioned earlier. With Bollinger clocking in $50 these days because of the Euro and demand from the rising middle classes in India and Asia, this is now my new go to special occasion bottle.

03.19.08

Gabbin’ with Garces

Podcasts, Profiles in Food: Interviews


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Chef Jose Garces trained under Nuevo Latino master Douglas Rodriguez (chef/owner of DeLaCosta in Chicago) and Buddakan and Morimoto owner Stephen Starr forging an incredible knowledge of both the business and culinary sides of the restaurant industry. Now he’s building a boutique empire of his own. After a few restaurant openings in Philly, he’s landed back in his hometown (born and raised on the Northwest side and a Kendall college grad) to open a mod tapas style joint Mercat a la Planxa (638 South Michigan Ave. , 312-765-0524) in the Blackstone Hotel.

In this podcast, the Chicago born and raised Philly resident Garces answers one of the culinary life’s most savory questions: Which is superior, the Italian beef or the Philly cheesesteak?

If you have Adobe Flash installed, you can play the file right on this site, below, by pressing the play button. If not, download the file and play it on your PC or on an MP3 player here: Jose Garces Interview

03.19.08

30 Seconds on Top Chef: Rude Kiwi Edition

Bites: News and Miscellany


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1 - Does Wylie Dufresne (last night’s guest judge) know he looks like the love child of Ben Franklin and Charlie Trotter?

2 - Andrew may be a stoner.

3 - Mark – apparently they don’t teach manners to Kiwis…unfortunately karma is not a bitch, as despite his abuse of our local farmers, he won the Quickfire Challenge.

4 - Andrew may be on Crystal Meth (much more tweaky later in the episode).

5 - Ras –Al-Hanout is about to become the Chinese Five Spice powder of 2008.

6 - Andrew may be a talented drug user (he won the main challenge).

7 - Dale Talde is an arrogant bastard.

8 - Valerie Bolon slayed by blini. As Hawk Harrelson would say, “She Gone.”

9 - Rick Bayless up next week!

03.19.08

First Bite: Take Me Out

Bites: News and Miscellany, Restaurant Reviews


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Panda Express better watch its back, because Take Me Out is about to steel its hoard of bamboo. While Take Me Out has a very limited menu built upon the famous chicken wings from Great Seas Chinese (3254 W. Lawrence), called “Little Hotties” here, everything they offer is spot on. More »

03.19.08

Kentucky Fried Pizza?

Bites: News and Miscellany


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Joseph DeVito, owner of Moto and OTOM, and Homaro Cantu, chef scientist extraordinare, have formed The Moto Management Group. According to a press release, “DeVito and Cantu are equal partners in both Moto and OTOM, the two restaurants currently under The Moto Management Group umbrella. DeVito will spearhead the management of all restaurants, Cantu will lead all menu development and together they will create new ‘out-of-the-box’ restaurants nationally and internationally.”

Hungry staff can’t wait for the first Raccoon Roadkill and Kentucky Fried Pizza franchises.

03.19.08

Steve Plotnicki is a Shill

Bites: News and Miscellany


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Julia Thiel of the Reader has a nice piece on the new dining survey Opinionated About Dining and it’s founder Steve Plotnicki. As she points out, according to a recent New York Sun article, Plotnicki doesn’t dine anonymously–his goal, he says, is to “elicit the best possible meal that a restaurant has to offer and in that context anonymity actually hurts instead of helps.”

There’s a case to be made that you do get the best food if someone knows you’re in the house. On the other hand, none of Plotnicki’s potential readers is likely to have the same experience, because they’ll be dining anonymously, therefore his opinions are worthless. Plotnicki’s assertion isn’t even iron-clad. If a chef knows you’re in the house, he still runs the risk of running into a great chef who suffers from performance anxiety. What if actually knowing they’re cooking for you makes a chef nervous and they flub the souffle? I understand many of these folks are great professionals, but stage fright happens to the best of us.

Then there’s the whole aspect of getting so close to these folks, that they lavish you with so much stuff, whether it’s ice scream scoop dollops of caviar or mountains of black truffle, that there’s no way you can maintain your objectivity. And some chefs are willing to go farther than others. Anyone remember John Mariani’s sad attempt to get free stuff from Moto? The fact that he’s even still working is an affront to food writing everywhere. What about all the chefs who turned Plotnicki down? Does he give them equal time?

You could make the argument that it doesn’t matter, that Plotnicki cedes supremacy in his guide to a pool of “experienced diners” who make the actual ratings, but when Plotnicki controls the tabulation of the results you just can’t trust them.

Putting all that aside, if Plotnicki stayed within the confines of his dining guide world, that would probably be ok. Now, though, he’s impugning the opinions of New York Times critic Frank Bruni on his blog, a guy who’s worked feverishly to maintain his anonymity, proving Plotnicki’s nothing but a loud mouthed hedonist looking to make a dollar.


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