I decided to "read" (i.e., listen to) Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef solely based on the blurb written by Anthony Bourdain: "Magnificent. Simply the best memoir by a chef ever. Ever." As the author of what many consider the best memoir ever -- Kitchen Confidential -- I … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Gabrielle Hamilton’s “Blood, Bones, and Butter”
I had heard of but did not know anything specific about Grant Achatz and his Chicago restaurant Alinea prior "reading" (i.e., listening to) Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat. The book is cleverly and accurately titled, as it tells the story of Achatz's … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Grant Achatz’s “Life, On the Line”
What's wrong with this picture? I am sitting at the kitchen table this morning, reading an article in Esquire magazine about "being a better man, getting in shape," etc. The timer goes off. I get up and take the biscuits I am baking out of the oven. I take two biscuits, cut them open, and … Continue reading Getting in Shape
I was at Biscuitville for breakfast this morning, as I am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I was enjoying my eggs, corned beef hash, and -- of course -- biscuits and gravy when I glanced out the window to see the following bumper sticker: I [HEART] GRITS. If that were not choice enough, consider the … Continue reading Observations from Biscuitville
News Years Resolution #37: Eat More Bacon. Done. More serious reflections forthcoming. Outtie.
NOTE: Any time I put a proper name in quotation marks, that means I am using a pseudonym. I will try to do this the first time I use a pseudonym in any posting. First of all, let me say that my two kids, "Chipper" (9 going on 10) and "Beth" (7 going on 8), … Continue reading North Carolina Come On and Raise Up