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Eater National : The National Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife Blog

Eater National : The National Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife Blog

When Your Comeback After Scandal Involves a Dunk Tank  

From the Editor: A wine world scandal and a eyebrow-raising comeback plan This post originally appeared on October 13, 2018, in Amanda Kludt's newsletter "From the Editor," a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now. Two big stories this week. 1. The Court of Master Sommeliers revoked the 'master sommelier' title from 23 of the 24 people who passed the exam this year, because they discovered one of...

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2018-10-15 16:45:10

Lipstick on the Spotted Pig  

One year since #MeToo, accused men like Ken Friedman are still getting paid #MeToo is a movement about justice, accountability, and anger around society's collective enabling of sexual misconduct — but it's fundamentally about power. Understanding #MeToo through a lens of gender and sex alone obscures the fact that the many people accused of sexual misconduct in this blistering year stand accused not just of bad manners or uncouth behavior, but of using positions of power...

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2018-10-15 15:55:14

At Lineage, Sheldon Simeon Is Representing His Hawaiʻi Community  

The Top Chef alum's new Maui restaurant will focus on family recipes and Hawaiʻi cooking techniques  Hawaiʻi is renowned for its food, which spans cuisines. The state's buzziest restaurant opening of the past decade — Senia — shed a spotlight on the region's various food cultures by giving them the fine-dining treatment from two Per Se alums. But the islands' next destination restaurant is taking cues from home kitchens. In Maui, chef Sheldon Simeon's Linea...

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2018-10-15 15:40:33

Alton Brown on Remixing 'Good Eats' and the Problem With Director's Cuts  

The new versions of the old episodes premiere this week on the Cooking Channel Before diving into a full-fledged reboot of his wildly popular Food Network series Good Eats, Alton Brown decided to pluck some old episodes from the archives and rework them so that they meet his current standards for food TV. This new iteration of his old hit, dubbed Good Eats: Reloaded, premieres on the Cooking Channel tonight at 9 p.m. EST. Although this project was originally born out of a desi

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2018-10-15 15:27:55

Minneapolis's Most Celebrated Chef Announces New Tasting-Menu Destination  

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2018-10-15 15:13:37

Samin Nosrat, The Most Infectious Personality in Food  

On the Eater Upsell, the author and chef discusses representation and her path to success On the latest episode of the Eater Upsell podcast, we talk to Samin Nosrat, the New York Times Magazine columnist, author of hit cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and star of the just-debuted Netflix show of the same name. Part cooking show, part travelogue, in each episode of the show, Nosrat explores one element of flavor in one chosen country (eg exploring the fats of olive oil, Parmesan,

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2018-10-15 12:16:32

The James Beard Foundation Names an Award for Jonathan Gold  

Other new awards this year will include a design award for "eating and drinking spaces" that aren't typical restaurants Today kicks off the start of the 2019 James Beard Awards process, with the foundation announcing its call for entries this morning. There are some new awards in the mix, including a journalism award named for the iconic Los Angeles critic/evangelist Jonathan Gold, who died earlier this year. Formerly known as the "local impact award," the "Jonatha...

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2018-10-15 12:07:08

Four Main Takeaways From New York Magazine's Gabrielle Hamilton Profile  

Why Hamilton and Ashley Merriman's deal to take over the Spotted Pig fell through (short answer: money) As a part of its issue on women and power, New York Magazine published an in-depth look at Gabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman's decision to partner with accused Spotted Pig restaurateur Ken Friedman. The piece, by Maggie Bullock, examines the reasoning behind the proposed partnership, the subsequent restaurant industry blowback, and the ultimate dissolution of the dea...

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2018-10-15 11:46:01

Watch: Chef Mako Okano Serves the World's Only Shabu-Shabu Omakase  

The chef wanted to do for the hot pot style what's been done for sushi Up until now, each episode of Omakase has centered around one of the many iterations of the style, including sushi, tempura, and kaiseki, but a shabu-shabu omakase was unheard of, both in the series and around the world — until chef Mako Okano and her team decided they wanted to do for shabu-shabu what had been done for sushi. Behind an eight-seat counter at her New York City restaurant Shabu Shabu Macor...

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2018-10-15 10:38:52

Donald Trump Keeps a Giant Jar of Red and Pink Starbursts on His Desk  

Plus, someone made a beautiful Gritty wedding cake, and more food news Even Donald Trump's taste in candy is childish Donald Trump, reported tax-evading real estate mogul, ex-reality television host, and 45th president of the United States, is known for a diet that would be the envy of many American 12-year-olds. Trump celebrates big victories with KFC and McDonald's. He eats his steak well done and bathed in ketchup. He loves a taco bowl. As it turns out, Trump's taste ...

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2018-10-15 09:12:02

The Right Way to Navigate All-You-Can-Eat Buffets  

Go hungry, don't load up on carbs, and other helpful tips At a time when seemingly every new restaurant touts shared plates, the chance to load up at an all-you-can-eat buffet can provide a welcome respite from carefully divvying elaborate assemblages of charred cauliflower and labneh between four people. For a certain subset of food-obsessed millennials, the very word "buffet" may conjure up nightmarish visions of hospital cafeteria-esque dining rooms crowded with groups...

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2018-10-13 17:59:57

Watch: How Cast Iron Pans Are Forged  

Making the versatile pan that lasts for generations I've used cast iron pans my entire life — both in and out of professional kitchens — but never once thought about how they are made. Even if I had, I couldn't have imagined the intense, multi-step process they carry out at Roloff Manufacturing Corporation in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. I'm meeting with Alisa Toninato in this episode of How to Make It, who is the owner of Felion Studios — a studio specializing in cast ir...

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2018-10-13 09:12:02

'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Is a New Kind of Food TV Show  

Streaming recommendations for the weekend, plus a roundup of the week's food-entertainment news This post originally appeared on October 12, 2018, in "Eat, Drink, Watch" — the weekly newsletter for people who want to order takeout and watch TV. Browse the archives and subscribe now. Welcome back to Friday afternoon, a time to dip your mozzarella sticks into as much marinara sauce as you like. We're smack dab in the middle of a very exciting month for food TV. Here ...

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2018-10-12 17:57:01

Five Things to Know About Netflix Star Christine McConnell and her 'Curious Creations'  

The goth baker is now the star of her own macabre food show Just in time for Halloween, Netflix released a spooky new show starring Instagram-famous baker/model/designer/actress Christine McConnell. Over the last three years, she's filled her Instagram page with photos of an edible insect bacchanal, a pastry face-hugger from Alien, and a shrine-like birthday cake for Freddie Mercury. Her new series, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, features ghastly recipes and w...

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2018-10-12 16:20:53

A Complete Guide to Netflix's 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat'   

Everything you need to know about the new docuseries starring chef and author Samin Nosrat By fusing together elements of travel shows, cooking programs, and documentary films, chef/author Samin Nosrat and director Caroline Suh have created a new style of food TV with Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Season 1 of this exciting new series is now streaming on Netflix. Each episode of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat explores one of the four elements of good cooking that Nosrat outlined in the game-c

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2018-10-12 16:12:44

'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Nosrat Summons Superior Flavors Using the Power of Fire  

The final episode of Season 1 offers tips for roasting, grilling, and frying The final episode of Netflix's culinary docuseries Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat explores how different types of heat impact flavor and texture. After heading to Italy for a lesson in cooking with fat, Japan for a crash-course in salt, and Mexico for a tutorial in using acid in the kitchen, chef/author Samin Nosrat returns to her adopted hometown of Berkeley, California to examine how heat changes the textur...

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2018-10-12 16:09:38

'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Heads to Mexico for a Study in Citrus  

The chef and author visits the Yucatan region to explore all the ways that acid can be used to improve food In the third episode of Samin Nosrat's new Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, the chef and author heads down to the Yucatan region of Mexico to learn about how to harness the power of acid. Early in the episode, Nosrat notes that acid "does the absolutely necessary job of balancing flavors, which makes it indispensable to cooking delicious food." This installme...

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2018-10-12 16:07:50

'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Explores the Wide World of Salt in Japan  

Netflix's culinary documentary series heads to small island communities in Japan where some of the world's finest salts are harvested The second episode of chef and cookbook author Samin Nosrat's new Netflix series, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat — which is adapted from her James Beard Award-winning book of the same name — focuses on salt. Nosrat travels to Japan to gain some knowledge on the element that she says "enhances flavor, and even makes food taste more like itself....

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2018-10-12 16:05:58

'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Nosrat Samples the Bounty of Olive Oil and Parmesan in Italy   

The "fat" episode showcases the work of butchers, cheesemakers, and other food artisans across Italy In the premiere episode of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, chef and author Samin Nosrat's just-released Netflix series based on her book of the same name, Nosrat tackles fat, which adds both flavor and texture to a dish. She travels to Italy, a place where she lived early in her culinary career, and where locals "are masters at using fat to make their food absolutely, fantastical...

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2018-10-12 15:45:25

Elon Musk's Tesla Is Getting Into the Tequila Game With 'Teslaquila'  

What could go wrong? Venture capitalist and tech titan Elon Musk has apparently decided it's not enough for Tesla to usher in a new age of clean energy — now the car company is getting into booze with Tesla-branded tequila. The company's CEO (and soon-to-be ex-chairman) tweeted a series of April Fools Day jokes about the company earlier this year, including a reference to Musk getting drunk on "Teslaquilla." Now, the company seems to be going all in on the liquor bran...

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2018-10-12 14:43:00

Stripping 23 Master Sommeliers of Their Titles Was a Tough Call, but the Right One  

Candidates spent years preparing for an exam declared invalid by the Court of Master Sommeliers after a cheating scandal — some unfortunately won't pass again, but the integrity of the profession was at stake This is Eater Voices, where chefs, restaurateurs, writers, and industry insiders share their perspectives about the food world, tackling a range of topics through the lens of personal experience. First time writer? Don't worry, we'll pair you with an editor to make...

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2018-10-12 13:36:34

How Censorship Inspired Witchsy's Co-Founders to Compete Against Etsy  

On Start to Sale, Kate Dwyer and Penelope Gazin discuss their digital gallery and artist marketplace Using just $10,000 of their personal savings, entrepreneurs Kate Dwyer and Penelope Gazin launched an online gallery and Etsy competitor called Witchsy that became cash flow positive in year one with hundreds of thousands in revenue. This week on Eater's business podcast Start to Sale, hosts Erin Patinkin (CEO, Ovenly) and Natasha Case (CEO, Coolhaus) talk to the Witchsy co-fo...

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2018-10-12 11:43:28

Watch a Clip From This Week's 'Parts Unknown' Special That Spotlights Anthony Bourdain's Influence  

Plus, In-N-Out isn't expanding to the East Coast anytime soon, and more food news to close out the week Remembering a food media trailblazer This week, CNN is airing one of two special episodes planned for the final season of Parts Unknown. Titled "Bourdain's Impact," this installment will explore "how Anthony Bourdain's unique perspective and voice altered the world of food, travel, and culture and in the process reinvented how audiences watched television and eng...

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2018-10-12 10:55:43

Hitmaker Andrew Carmellini Is Bringing an Italian Restaurant to Detroit's Shinola Hotel   

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2018-10-12 10:48:16

What It Takes to Build a Brooklyn Restaurant Empire   

Joe Carroll, the restaurateur behind St. Anselm and Fette Sau, is taking his hit restaurants outside of the borough Joe Carroll knows how to make a hit Brooklyn restaurant. In 2003, he launched his Williamsburg, Brooklyn, empire with craft beer bar Spuyten Duyvil. The neighborhood had yet to fill with restaurants and millennial-friendly residents, and Carroll was making a career change from music to the bar business. Although a scene was beginning to take shape, few bars were p

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2018-10-12 09:26:47

Donald Trump Jr. Dined With Salt Bae Thursday Night  

Just like Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, Trump Jr. appeared to enjoy his meal Salt Bae (aka Nusret Gökçe), the internet meme-in-human form and food media fixation ever since he was first Instagram'd sprinkling flakes of Maldon salt onto red meat early last year, has lost much of his shine recently. His signature seasoning technique may violate New York City's health code. Critics weren't all that impressed with his NYC restaurant. More concerning, he served an ext...

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2018-10-12 09:12:02

How the MoMA Store Finds Kitchen Stuff Cool Enough for the MoMA Store  

The secret is in the museum, according to the store's top buyer Like the best home products, the items at the MoMA Design Store are a most delightful combination of form and function. Most items lining the store's shelves have a practical purpose, particularly the kitchen stuff — a coffee mug, a cutting board, a tea kettle. But with their sneaky design features, bright colors, and unexpected shapes, they're worlds away from the mugs, cutting boards and tea kettles of Be...

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2018-10-11 15:05:04

Fine-Dining Star Josiah Citrin Debuts Openaire in LA's Koreatown  

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2018-10-11 14:27:12

Lunch Was the Only Normal Thing About Donald Trump and Kanye West's Meeting  

West suggested replacing Air Force One with a "hydrogen-powered iPlane" President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West got together for lunch at the White House Thursday. Trump is known to have a childish fast-food diet, but the menu for this event was adult and normal. The two dined on an appetizer of caprese salad with balsamic glaze, followed by roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes, and sauteed asparagus for their entree, per Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Mill...

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2018-10-11 13:11:29

The Outrageous Master Sommelier Scandal, Explained  

Why 23 newly appointed master sommeliers were stripped of their titles Earlier this week, scandal rocked the wine world when the Court of Master Sommeliers announced that it would be rescinding the master sommelier (MS) designation from 23 of the 24 people who had passed the master sommelier exam this year. In an October 9 email sent to all master sommeliers, CMS board chairman Devon Broglie wrote that the Court got word that a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers "discl...

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2018-10-11 12:34:33

Chef Chris Shepherd's Much-Anticipated Houston Steakhouse Debuts Tonight   

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2018-10-11 11:33:00

Everything You Need to Fire Up a Dazzling Hot Pot Feast at Home  

Maiko Kyogoku, owner of New York restaurant Bessou, shares her favorite tools and product picks "Bessou" means "holiday home" in Japanese, so it's fitting that restaurant owner Maiko Kyogoku and executive chef Emily Yuen specialize in cozy homestyle Japanese food at their New York restaurant of the same name. One of Bessou's signature dishes is hot pot, with a seasonally rotating cast of ingredients that might include scallops, tofu, and thick-cut bacon or spicy pra...

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2018-10-11 11:02:06

Why Some Whole Foods Workers Are Pissed About Amazon's New $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage  

The pay hike means some veteran workers will barely earn more than new hires Starting November 1, Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. While this move has been heralded as a major victory for the Fight for $15 labor movement, not everyone is delighted by the pay hike — namely, veteran Whole Foods employees who will suddenly find themselves barely earning more than new hires. An internal email from Whole Foods CEO John Mackey obtained by Gizmodo outlines how the...

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2018-10-11 10:44:22

Waffle House Shut Down 30 Restaurants as Hurricane Michael Hammered Florida  

Plus, millennials are killing American cheese, and more food news Waffle House is no match for Michael Waffle House, the Atlanta-based diner chain known for its 24/7/365 service, even in inclement weather, closed 30 restaurants as Hurricane Michael approached the Gulf Coast this week, reports USA Today. Once again, the Waffle House Index, an actual metric used by FEMA that monitors how bad a natural disaster might be based on whether Waffle House locations in the path are clos

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2018-10-11 10:27:33

How the Dosa Came to Stand in for South India on American Menus  

Trending stateside for years, the dosa's unplanned role as culinary ambassador is starting to pay off in a new wave of south Indian-inspired restaurants Nash Patel grew up watching his mother cook. In their kitchen in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, he learned as she made egg fried rice with cilantro, lime and mint; moth beans called matki; "junglee" pulao; and dosas, a savory south Indian breakfast crepe. Later, when he moved to America, he mimicked the way she pou...

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2018-10-10 13:38:01

Why Restaurants Are So Hungry for Your Personal Data  

Big chains and small businesses alike are increasingly collecting personal information from their customers. Should you be concerned? Can a specific value be placed on personal privacy — say, the cost of a latte? A new coffee shop called Shiru Cafe is betting people will be willing to spill the beans on their personal data in exchange for a free cup of coffee, NPR reported last week. The cafe, an offshoot of a Japanese chain now open in Providence, Rhode Island, mainly serves...

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2018-10-10 09:32:02

'A Chef's Life' Host Vivian Howard Is Selling T-Shirts for Hurricane Relief  

Plus, a look inside Aaron Franklin's steak cookbook, and more food news Vivian Howard, North Carolina restaurateur and star of A Chef's Life on PBS, is selling a cute t-shirt to benefit victims of Hurricane Florence in Jones County, North Carolina, reports the Greensboro News & Record. "Jones County was badly battered. The national news didn't make it there as Jones County is rural with 20 percent of its residents living below the poverty line," Howard says. "...

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2018-10-10 09:00:09

Samin Nosrat Turned Her TV Dream Into a Reality With Netflix's 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat'  

The chef/author reveals how she spun her game-changing book into the fall's most exciting new TV show After writing one of the seminal food books of the last decade, author Samin Nosrat is now expanding her quest to uncover the roots of deliciousness into a new Netflix series premiering this Thursday, October 11. Just like the book of the same name, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat explores the science behind essential cooking techniques, with information about how to apply these les...

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2018-10-09 14:06:59

Watch: How Santa Barbara Sea Urchin Goes From Ocean to Table  

How to Make It host Katie Pickens visits Maruhide Marine Products in California I'm not the only chef who is obsessed with using sea urchin, or uni, in the kitchen. It's basically umami that's already created for you; a lot of people like to call it fish butter or butter of the sea. But before it was easily seen across restaurant menus, it was most often plopped on sushi, with chefs having sea urchin flown in from Santa Barbara, California or Hokkaido, Japan. I receive mi...

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2018-10-09 11:24:41

The Truth Behind the DiGiorno-Little Caesars Mystery That Swallowed the Internet  

A viral tweet spawned Twitter outrage and confusion, but it was all a big misunderstanding A viral tweet sparked an investigation over the weekend into whether a Little Caesars location might be trading out its ridiculously cheap Hot-N-Readys for frozen DiGiorno pizzas. The tweet surfaced on Saturday with the caption "this can't be happening right in front of me," and featured a video of a Little Caesars restaurant and a shopping cart brimming with boxes of DiGiorno pizza...

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2018-10-09 10:26:33

Pret a Manger Says Customer Died After Eating Mislabeled Food  

Plus, an examination of how a Trump supporter and hater coexist at a small-town restaurant, and more food news British-based international sandwich chain Pret a Manger is facing a crisis due to mislabeled menu items. A customer with a severe dairy allergy died in December 2017 after eating a sandwich that was marked as dairy-free, the New York Times now reports. Pret a Manger was already under scrutiny due to the 2016 death of 15-year-old who was allergic to sesame seeds and at

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2018-10-09 09:32:01

Highly Recommended: Pastry Murder Mysteries  

Inside best-selling author Joanne Fluke's addictive book series, where food is the main character Murder-as-entertainment was never my thing. Having spent a short chapter of my life working on a true-crime television show that resulted in daily calls to my mom to tell her I loved her, I'm not one to rush towards grisly Netflix docs or podcasts about someone's favorite murders. But one afternoon while waiting in the checkout line at a grocery store, I noticed an ad on the ...

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2018-10-09 09:17:06

This New Starbucks Is Made From 29 Shipping Containers   

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2018-10-09 09:12:01

Why Don't You Own This Cooking Thermometer Already?  

From delicate sugar to heavy-duty meat, the Thermapen can do it all, says chef Isaac Toups Isaac Toups, the man behind the celebrated Toups' Meatery in New Orleans, first purchased the Thermapen thermometer for a very staid purpose: to make sure all his food was up to sanitation code, temperature-wise. But he quickly realized it was an indispensable tool — a fast, sleek, high-precision thermometer that can be used to measure the temperature of anything, from meat to broth t...

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2018-10-08 09:42:02

'Little Dragons Cafe' Lets Players Run a Restaurant While Raising a Friendly Beast  

The Nintendo Switch game involves foraging for ingredients, cooking dishes, managing a dining room, and hatching a dragon egg Starting a restaurant is usually a bad idea. Pursuing that dream can lead to financial ruin, destruction of personal relationships, and ravaged mental and physical health. So, why bother with all of those risks when you can just play a video game? Many restaurant simulators exist in the mobile game world, most of which boil down to simple challenge of t

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2018-10-08 08:32:02

Oktoberfest Is More Than Just Beer and Lederhosen  

The history of Germany's beloved fall festival and how it spread bratwurst and pretzels across the globe Each year, the start of fall signals it's almost time for Oktoberfest. With roots in Germany, the annual celebration calls to mind beer steins, lederhosen, and pretzels, but with a history that goes back more than 200 years, the story of Oktoberfest is deeper than that stereotypical image. Oktoberfest now inspires celebrations heavy on the food and beer-drinking all ove...

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2018-10-07 22:15:01

The Best Moments of Anthony Bourdain's Trip to Indonesia on 'Parts Unknown'   

This is a heavy episode On this week's episode of Parts Unknown, the third of the show's 12th and final season, late host Anthony Bourdain visits Indonesia, the fourth-largest country on Earth. Bourdain meets spiritual people who have a much different view of death than many Westerners. It is not so binary: alive, and dead. Instead these believers view the end of time on earth as a mere transition. Death begins a new journey in the afterlife, and one day, the soul will be...

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2018-10-06 09:12:02

Three Food-Filled 'Flight of the Conchords' Episodes to Watch This Weekend  

Streaming recommendations for the weekend, plus a roundup of the week's food-entertainment news This post originally appeared on October 5, 2018, in "Eat, Drink, Watch" — the weekly newsletter for people who want to order takeout and watch TV. Browse the archives and subscribe now. Welcome back to Friday. On this very first weekend in October, you may be planning to take a note from Mr. Autumn Man's playbook by leaf-peeping in a grey sweater and plaid collared shir...

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2018-10-05 14:29:38

Is Amex's Gold Card the New Sapphire Reserve?  

Both cards have benefits for frequent diners — but one has a major image problem For the semi-regular diner, for the last couple of years, there has been just one credit card to throw down at the end of meal: the Chase Sapphire Reserve. The card, which makes a satisfying plunk sound when it hits the table — a feature previously reserved for only the most elite of the elite cards — is today's "it card." Last year, at a credit card marketing dinner, a group of "youn...

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2018-10-05 12:26:02

What Is the Essence of Pamplemousse? LaCroix Still Won't Tell Us.   

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2018-10-05 11:52:56

This Silicon Valley-Funded Startup Aims to Prevent Food Waste — But Is It Hurting Small Farmers Instead?  

As startups like Imperfect Produce swoop in to turn food waste into profits, small farmers and CSAs are feeling the pinch This story was originally published on Civil Eats. In August, two respected Bay Area-based food justice organizations, Phat Beets and Food First, co-authored a blog post that came out swinging. The subject was Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco startup selling boxes of "ugly" — i.e., off-sized, misshapen, and slightly damaged — fruits and vegetabl...

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2018-10-05 10:32:04

Watch: Anthony Bourdain Gets a Lesson in Indonesian Cuisine on 'Parts Unknown'  

Plus, drunk birds are terrorizing a Minnesota town, and more food news to end the week On this week's episode of Parts Unknown, late host Anthony Bourdain explores Indonesia, a country with a diverse and expansive culinary history. In the clip below, Bourdain gets a sampling of the local fare and learns it would take 40 years to try every single traditional Indonesian dish. Parts Unknown: Indonesia will air this Sunday, October 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. Prior to the episode,...

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2018-10-05 09:24:02

Want to Make Exceptional Pizza at Home? Here Are the Pro Tools to Buy  

Pizzaioli masters recommend the best baking stones, peels, and cutters gourmand hobbyists should have in their kitchens Unless you're living the dream and have a wood-fired oven in your backyard, pizza made at home rarely seems to taste as good as the pizza from that local artisan pizza shop. Perfectly topped, perfectly crispy, perfectly divided pizza with perfectly melted cheese can feel out of reach for even the most adept gourmand hobbyist. There's at least one good re...

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2018-10-04 13:28:41

How Lack of Experience Helped Jen Rubio Launch Suitcase Startup Away  

On Start to Sale, the co-founder of Away luggage opens up about disrupting an industry Jen Rubio, co-founder and chief-brand officer of Away, followed an unlikely path to running one of the world's hottest travel brands. She dropped out of college and worked in social media for companies like Warby Parker and AllSaints before raising $2 million to launch a luggage business ... without even having a prototype. Now she and partner Steph Korey have raised over $81 million and ar...

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2018-10-04 11:34:48

The James Beard Journalism Awards Still Favor Privilege Over Diversity  

As long as food writers are required to pay a steep entry fee, the majority of voices will be left out of the conversation Earlier this week, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that it is making a series of changes to its annual award selection process for 2019 in an attempt to make the so-called "Oscars of food" more diverse and inclusive. While some alterations are wholly positive, like eliminating the uber-insular Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, othe...

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2018-10-04 11:00:17

Watch: Do You Need the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker?  

Will the tool live up to its promise of at-home soft serve in under 20 minutes? Welcome back to the Kitchen Gadget Test Show, and another episode tackling tabletop ice cream makers. This time, host Esther Choi is taking Cuisinart's Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker for a spin. The tool retails for $68.99, comes with the promise of at-home soft serve in under 20 minutes, and includes options to add mix ins and toppings. Choi is testing it out with a simple vanilla ice cream base, lo...

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2018-10-04 10:32:01

Maybe Don't Eat Ground Beef Right Now  

Plus, Whole Foods employees aren't thrilled with Amazon's new minimum wage, and more food news America's red-meat eaters were already dealing with a ground-beef recall linked to an E. coli outbreak, and now there's more bad news. JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling roughly 6.5 million pounds of ground beef due to salmonella concerns, the United States Department of Agriculture has announced. So far, 57 illnesses in 16 states have been connected to this latest recall. Tod...

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2018-10-04 09:02:01

At London's South Asian Supper Clubs, Dinner Is Served With a Story  

These intimate gatherings offer chefs a place to share the food — and the stories — of their homeland In the living room of her apartment in West London, Asma Khan delicately removes a seal of dough from the edges of a large pot to unveil a saffron-scented lamb dum biryani. She serves it in an intricately carved silver platter that belonged to her great-grandmother's trousseau; when it lands on the table, Khan tells the 20-odd diners how this biryani is characteristic of ...

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2018-10-03 15:23:36

'Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts' Is a Collection of Eerie Food Tales Steeped in Samurai Lore  

How the late author/TV host teamed up with friend Joel Rose to tell chilling horror stories While Anthony Bourdain will always be remembered for changing the television landscape with his shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown, it goes without saying he has left behind a great literary legacy. And now, fans of the late author/TV host can explore one of his literary passion projects in the form of a new comic book collection called Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts. Before he...

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2018-10-03 15:14:15

Meghan Markle's Not About That Polar Seltzer Life  

Unless it's, like, green juice flavored? In theory, seltzer is extremely Meghan Markle's brand. It's healthy, "natural," on-trend but not too trendy, and it won't stain one's beige Armani coat. In fact, it helps get stains out! So thrifty! Which is why we are truly sorry to break it to Polar Seltzer, which just announced that its latest batch of seasonal seltzers includes a Vanilla Zen flavor "secretly inspired by our new American Princess the magnificent Ms. ...

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2018-10-03 14:49:30

Burger King's 'AI-Written' Ads Show We're Still Very Confused About Artificial Intelligence   

All we know is that we don't know nothing

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2018-10-03 14:47:13

New NYC Pasta Shop Literally Names Itself After Instagram   

The Pastagram is a fast-casual pasta shop truly leaning into the aesthetic aspect

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2018-10-03 12:07:42

In Houston, a Tasting Menu Designed to Confront Racism  

Chef Jonny Rhodes is serving what he calls "neo-soul food" at his new restaurant, Indigo The most ambitious chefs want their food to say something. They choose and assemble ingredients with the idea that the sum of those parts will do more than merely satisfy their diners' hunger. Usually, the diners are left to interpret what that greater meaning may be, but at Houston tasting-menu restaurant Indigo the message is explicit: Oppression forces resilience, and in the case o...

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2018-10-03 10:31:05

Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Brews Up More Speculation of a Presidential Run  

Plus, a mom gave her 1-year-old a Guy Fieri-themed birthday party, and more food news Howard Schultz, the billionaire former Starbucks chief executive officer, is once again stirring speculation that he may be planning a run for President of the United States. Schultz will embark on a book tour next year, and Axios notes it feels like the early stages of a political operation: "Schultz, 65, will hit the road to promote his book that'll come out February 12, with the campa...

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2018-10-03 10:00:11

The Spice Grinder That Floyd Cardoz Swears By  

Bombay Bread Bar's celebrated chef has one go-to brand for blitzing whole spices A lot of Indian cooks blend their spices the exact same way: in a coffee grinder. They'll tell you that nothing else does a better job of blitzing whole spices into a cohesive, uniform mix in a timely manner — as opposed to, say, a mortar and pestle. Floyd Cardoz, the acclaimed chef of Bombay Bread Bar in New York, is an avid subscriber to this theory, and he swears by one particular machin...

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2018-10-03 09:22:01

Fried Chicken Is Common Ground  

Editor Chris Ying introduces an essay from 'You and I Eat the Same,' his first book in collaboration with Rene Redzepi You and I Eat the Same is the first book in a new series from MAD, the nonprofit organization founded by Rene Redzepi and his team at Noma in Copenhagen. I came up with the title for the book, and I'm still not fully convinced of this title's accuracy. You and I eat very differently, in fact, and that difference is important. People derive identity, pr...

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2018-10-02 17:51:39

Jamie Malone's Minneapolis Restaurant Makeover Debuts With 90s Glamazon Vibes  

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2018-10-02 16:24:11

DC Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Minimum Wage Hike for Restaurant Workers  

The mayor will decide the fate of the bill

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2018-10-02 13:42:23

Watch the Trailer for Samin Nosrat's Netflix Series 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat'  

Take a trip around the world in search of flavor In the new Netflix docuseries Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, author and all-around-cooking expert Samin Nosrat will travel the world to better understand the four elements that "can make or break a dish." The show is a companion piece to the James Beard Award-winning book of the same name. In each episode, Nosrat will explore one of the titular elements by meeting with chefs and artisans around the globe who have mastered these culi...

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2018-10-02 12:00:02

Eater Is Hiring a Freelance Designer  

Here's how to apply Eater is looking for a freelance illustrator/designer for 10-15 hours a week who can help with illustrations, photo research, and other art requests for our wide-reaching editorial team. We're looking for someone who has strong knowledge of image editing and digital sketching softwares like Photoshop, InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator; has experience working with editorial and design stakeholders; and is a strong communicator and collaborator. The ideal a...

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2018-10-02 11:34:14

How the James Beard Awards Are Trying to Be More Diverse   

The foundation will change the makeup of its committees to reflect U.S. Census statistics The James Beard Foundation is the latest restaurant awards organization to take concrete steps toward creating a more equitable restaurant awards. The awards, considered by many to be the Oscars of the American food world, were consistently criticized for a lack of race and gender diversity and, the New York Times reports, the foundation is making changes to its rules and regulations with

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2018-10-02 10:37:45

Course Focused on Anthony Bourdain Now Offered at University in Louisiana  

Plus, Whole Foods workers are still trying to unionize under Amazon, and more food news Students at Nicholls State University will soon be able to take a course all about the books and movies that shaped late author/TV star Anthony Bourdain's mind. English 475: Anthony Bourdain and His Influencers will be available as part of some English and film majors at the Louisiana college as of the spring 2019 semester, reports Food & Wine. Professor Todd Kennedy explains that the ...

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2018-10-02 09:32:01

How to Write a Cookbook That Gets People Talking  

Prolific cookbook writer Julia Turshen and first-time author Nik Sharma discuss diversity in cookbook publishing, and finding the freedom to speak their truth "So, I should warn you, you might hear my dogs bark in the background," Julia Turshen says. The morning I connected with Turshen, a prolific cookbook author whose latest is called Now & Again, and Nik Sharma, first time author of the new cookbook, Season, we're all dialing in from home. Sharma laughs. "Same...

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2018-10-02 09:12:02

The Inn at Little Washington Is a Truly Timeless Destination  

Visiting the restaurant where I've wanted to eat since I was 12 This post originally appeared in Bill Addison's newsletter "Notes From a Roving Critic," a twice-monthly dispatch from Bill's travels across the country. Browse the archives and subscribe now. I'd never dined at the fantastical Inn at Little Washington until this month, but its existence has held a mythological presence in my life since childhood. As a kid in Maryland who was fascinated with food, ev...

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2018-10-01 15:33:08

Food Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu This October  

A guide to new arrivals on all the big streaming services October is here, which means the big streaming services are rolling out plenty of spooky movies and television shows to get viewers in the Halloween spirit. There is also a bunch of new food- and restaurant-centric programming coming to Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Hulu, and Netflix this month. The headliner for Netflix in October is Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, the new televised adaptation of James Beard Award-winning author Sam

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2018-10-01 13:51:18

Core by Clare Smyth Debuts With Two Michelin Stars in 2019 UK Guide  

As head chef of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the London chef maintained three Michelin stars for eight years Clare Smyth, the only female chef in the U.K. to ever run a restaurant with three Michelin stars while at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, now has two more stars under her belt. Core by Clare Smyth, the chef's first solo restaurant, earned two Michelin stars in the tire company's 2019 guide to the U.K. and Ireland. Although Core by Clare Smyth opened in London in 2017, it mi...

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2018-10-01 12:53:15

Copenhagen's Hottest New Bakery Comes From Tartine's Former Head Baker — With Help From René Redzepi  

Richard Hart opened Hart Bageri to a line around the block A baker who helped shape Americans' love for sourdough at Tartine in San Francisco is now poised to take over Copenhagen. Richard Hart has teamed up with trailblazer chef Rene Redzepi to open his own bakery, Hart Bageri, in the city's Frederiksberg neighborhood. Like other prominent chefs, Redzepi has been investing in restaurant projects lately. He's helped friends and former Noma employees launch their own re...

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2018-10-01 12:44:59

Watch the Trailer for Netflix's Horror-Comedy Baking Show, 'The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell'  

The series has spooky desserts and smart aleck puppets Instagram star Christine McConnell is taking her macabre pastry creations to the small screen with a show that looks like a cross between between Barefoot Contessa and Tales from the Crypt. The trailer indicates that The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell will be a warped version of a cooking/entertaining show where the baker — who is styled like a slightly goth version of Betty Draper from Mad Men — spends her ...

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2018-10-01 11:58:41

Watch: The 100-Acre Montreal Maple Farm Serving Meat Pies and Roast Pork  

Dining on Dime heads to a sugar shack for a quintessential Quebec experience I tend to say this about most episodes, but I am incredibly excited to go visit what is truly the quintessential Quebecois dining experience — a sugar shack. Specifically, we're headed to the Sucrerie de la Montagne — a sugar shack ensconced in an over 100-acre maple forest in Mont Rigaud. The very name evokes images of tree branches heavy with snow, lumberjacks tapping maple trees, and so much...

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2018-10-01 11:26:52

Chipotle's New Rewards Program Is Only for Diehard Burrito Bowl Devotees  

Now available in three cities, it rolls out nationwide next year Chipotle's latest attempt to lure back customers is a new rewards program. Launching today in three test cities — Kansas City, Phoenix, and Columbus, Ohio — the brand intends to roll it out nationwide in 2019. Chipotle Rewards members will earn 10 points for every dollar spent; 1,250 points equals a free entree. The new loyalty program aligns with the chain's recent emphasis on web and mobile ordering: Ra...

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2018-10-01 10:19:33

D.C. Restaurant Where Ted Cruz Fled From Protestors Hires Security Guards  

Plus, Cheesecake Factory adds the Impossible Burger to its menu, and more food news to start the week Fiola, the restaurant in Washington, D.C., where Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife were heckled and forced to leave last week, has announced the hiring of security guards. "[W]e want to make it crystal clear that would never participate in or would condone a protest of anyone of any political stripe inside one of our restaurants." The New Yorker's Daily Shouts se...

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2018-10-01 09:22:01

The Right Way to Complain at a Restaurant  

How to properly complain about bad wine, an overcooked steak, or a misplaced reservation The world of dining and drinking is an obstacle course wrapped in a labyrinth wrapped in a logic puzzle — it's full of pitfalls, gray areas, and bewildering questions that really shouldn't even be questions (How do I find the bathroom?) and yet, somehow, are. Fortunately, your friends at Eater are here to help: Life Coach is a series of simple guides to the arcane rituals of modern di...

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2018-09-30 22:15:02

The Best Moments of Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés's Trip to Asturias on 'Parts Unknown'  

The first episode without Bourdain's full narration feels a bit hollow The second episode of Parts Unknown's final season takes Anthony Bourdain and his friend Jose Andres on a trip to Asturias, Spain, Andres's hometown. This episode is the first to air without Bourdain's full narration, as production was not finished when the chef, author, and television host died in France on June 8. Andres supplies some sound bites, and audio clips from sequences Bourdain filmed ...

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2018-09-30 10:05:35

'SNL' Highlights: Perrier Bottle Kanye and Burger King's Coffee Stunt  

Twitter users had a lot of thoughts about Kanye's choice of attire Last night's SNL season premiere was full of memorable moments — including Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh — but arguably the biggest surprise of the night was Kanye West performing his new song "I Love It" dressed as a giant bottle of Perrier sparkling water. The hip-hop superstar was accompanied by rapper Lil Pump, who dressed as a bottle of Fiji spring water. These costume choices are pres...

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2018-09-29 12:40:06

Watch: Making Stretchy Middle Eastern Ice Cream At Home  

Cliff takes on a sweet treat with a unique texture The arrival of stretchy, Middle Eastern ice cream to the States is fairly new — but it was enough time for me to decide that I need to recreate it. Also known as booza or dondurma, stretchable ice cream has been achieved for hundreds of years thanks to an ingredient called salep — which we don't have access to in the United States. Still, two things come to mind as replacements for salep (an additive that provides the i...

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2018-09-29 10:19:27

'Chef's Table' Season 5 Delivers the Show's Best Episode Yet  

Streaming recommendations for the weekend, plus a roundup of the week's food-entertainment news This post originally appeared on September 28, 2018, in "Eat, Drink, Watch" — the weekly newsletter for people who want to order takeout and watch TV. Browse the archives and subscribe now. Happy Friday. I hope you made it through this week in one piece. It's time to start thinking about weekend TV watching, and thankfully, the streaming gods are smiling upon us. Here ar...

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2018-09-28 18:29:51

'Chef's Table' Recap: Magnus Nilsson Created a New Cuisine by Embracing His Homeland  

How the Swedish chef turned Fäviken into one of the greatest destinations restaurants in the world The Magnus Nilsson episode of Netflix's documentary series Chef's Table tells the story of how a young cook found success and creative freedom by embracing the terroir of his homeland. At Nilsson's much-heralded fine dining establishment Fäviken, in the small town of Järpen, Sweden, the chef pays homage to old styles of cooking with a menu that incorporates the best loca...

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2018-09-28 17:43:15

What Is the 'Chef's Table' Intro Music?   

The intense piece of classical music always pairs so nicely with the haute cuisine of Netflix's hit culinary documentary series David Gelb's culinary documentary series Chef's Table has evolved over the last three years to include a more diverse roster of chefs and restaurants, but one thing has always stayed the same: the intense music that plays during the opening credits sequence. The bracing tune instantly sucks you into the high-stakes world of Chef's Table, where...

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2018-09-28 17:34:17

All You Freaks On a Leash Can Now Get Over-Caffeinated With Korn Koffee  

The nu-metal band now has its own special dark roast blend Because literally every celebrity must have his or her own brand of beverage these days, '90s nu-metal band Korn has now released its very own coffee blend. The dark roast, called Korn Koffee, was produced in collaboration with J. Gursey Fine Coffee & Tea, and comes in a green bag sold on the band's website. As it turns out, the band members are koffee connoisseurs who seek out the best brews when they're on...

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2018-09-28 16:49:59

The Trailer For Shaq's New Chicken Restaurant Reality Series Is Here  

Big Chicken Shaq's online-only eight-episode season begins October 6 The trailer just dropped for NBA legend and big tipper Shaquille O'Neal's brand-new chicken restaurant-themed reality TV show Big Chicken Shaq. The eight-episode reality show, which chronicles the development and opening of his forthcoming Las Vegas restaurant Big Chicken, is set to premiere on Facebook Watch on Saturday, October 6. If the teaser is any indication, it will be just about as goofy as one ...

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2018-09-28 14:59:34

A Complete Guide to Netflix's 'Chef's Table'  

Everything you need to know about David Gelb's hit documentary series With sweeping cinematography, dramatic musical cues, and seemingly unlimited access to the world's fine dining stars, Chef's Table is Netflix's most compulsively-watchable food series. Over the last three years, the documentary project from Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb has become so popular that it has inspired numerous knock-offs, and more than a few parodies. A big draw of the series ...

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2018-09-28 14:51:18

'Chef's Table' Recap: Grant Achatz Forges His Own Path Through Modern American Cuisine   

How the chef behind Alinea found his inspiration and opened a groundbreaking restaurant The Grant Achatz episode of Chef's Table appropriately kicks off in an art gallery. "Early on in Alinea, we had this realization that there's other disciplines that we can draw on for inspiration," the chef muses. "We would go to art galleries and you would see these giant scale pieces of art and I would always say 'Why can't we plate on that.'" This desire to push back aga...

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2018-09-28 14:47:42

'Chef's Table: France' Recap: How Michel Troisgros Took a Rich Family Legacy and Pushed it Into the Future  

The acclaimed chef stepped out of his father's shadow and created his own vision for French cuisine In the final episode of Chef's Table: France, a special season of Netflix's hit culinary documentary series, David Gelb and his crew profile Michel Troisgros, the chef and owner of the iconic Maison Troisgros. The restaurant, located in the French countryside town of Roanne, has long held three Michelin stars. Troisgros has taken a family legacy and culinary tradition, an...

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2018-09-28 14:45:59

'Chef's Table' Recap: Dominique Crenn Wants to Feel a Connection With Diners  

How a chef from Brittany, France became one of San Francisco's culinary stars "Memory is very important," says chef Dominique Crenn at the beginning of her Chef's Table episode. "It's a vehicle to get to know who you are inside." Originally from Brittany, France, Crenn owns several restaurants in San Francisco including Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, and Bar Crenn. She is perhaps best known for her work at Atelier Crenn where the restaurant earned two Michelin star...

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2018-09-28 14:45:37

'Chef's Table: France' Recap: Alain Passard Created a New World of Vegetarian Cuisine at L'Arpège  

Netflix's hit docuseries explores the career of one of Paris's most acclaimed chefs The Alain Passard episode of Chef's Table shows a chef who took a major risk at the height of his career that, against all odds, paid off. By abandoning meat in favor of an all-vegetarian menu, Passard breathed new life into his restaurant, while also inspiring other chefs around the world to embrace the lighter side of cooking. Throughout this particularly melodramatic episode of Chef's...

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2018-09-28 14:44:47

'Chef's Table' Recap: How Niki Nakayama Overcame Misogynistic Kitchen Culture and Forged Her Own Path  

Male chefs did not expect much from Nakayama, and she made them look foolish In the fourth episode of the first season season of Netflix's culinary documentary series Chef's Table, director Andrew Fried fixes his lens on Los Angeles icon Niki Nakayama, the chef and owner of n/naka. Nakayama serves her own interpretation of kaiseki, a Japanese tasting menu, and her restaurant is considered to be one of the best in America. What was Nakayama's journey through the culinary...

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2018-09-28 14:41:27

D.C. Restaurant Apologizes for Peddling Bottomless Mimosas During Kavanaugh Hearing  

Shaw's Tavern will make a donation to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Shaw's Tavern, a restaurant in Washington, D.C., has apologized for advertising a bottomless-mimosa special it offered during Thursday's Senate hearing for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, reports People. "Open at 10 a.m. for the hearing," the restaurant reportedly announced in a since-deleted tweet. "Bar service starts at 11 a.m. with bottomless m...

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2018-09-27 16:45:20

Steak-umm Exploits Millennial Angst to Sell Frozen Cheesesteak Filling  

The freezer aisle brand aims for "woke" status, while employing the same tired tactics as its competitors Millennials get blamed for a lot of things, and quite honestly, it's exhausting to be society's endless scapegoat. Finally though, one brand seems to really get that angst — or at least it's pretending to. Meet Steak-umm: a Pennsylvania-based frozen, sli