In a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, he and famed English chef Fergus Henderson bond over a shot of something called Fernet Branca, seated at a London sidewalk café for an afternoon pick me-up.
"Steadying," Bourdain declares after shooting the dark brown, slightly ominous syrup ... More >>
From YouTubeThat's right, it's COLONEL SANDERS!Our vintage game show point man, Adam Nedeff of gameshowutopia.net, unearthed a few early culinary celebs in his archives. Here, three American food icons at their most confounding:
1. What's My Line? (1969)
Rudolph Stanish was so well-known ... More >>
Photo by Steven DoylePollo Campero takes the prize by a beak.Toque to Toque has made strides this year, delving into various cultures and cuisines. Some of our favorites included the mussel challenge, the soup dumpling debacle and the souffle cook-off where we met a former president.
A chef ... More >>
I'm on tour Sunday. Well, I'm not on tour. My wife is on tour -- part of the first annual "A Peep at the Coops: The Urban Coop Tour." I just work there. Actually, a guy named Victor works for my wife a lot in the garden, and then I work for Victor.
My wife's new chicken coop, which I built for Vi ... More >>
Not Hanna RaskinIt's no easy thing, hiring a food critic.
There's the slogging through countless resumes and writing samples, the wining and dining of potential candidates, the follow-up phone calls and e-mails to find that one voice among the many whose writing pops off the page and knows what ... More >>
Patrick MichelsIt came with three sliders, but priorities dictated eating one of these chip-filled mini-burgers pre-photo.Dr. Bell's BBQ1404 Main St214-741-4552Dude Factor: 9, or Dr. House, on a scale of 1 (Dr. Phil) to 10 (Hawkeye)If you're looking for a meal of substance in the middle of the wo ... More >>
Maybe in 2010, they'll just let us eat rabbits.A new year, another chance to set things right.It's why some people announce personal goals this time of year, right? Few carry them through for the entire 12 months, however. In fact, only the easiest resolutions--add more flab, drink cheaper booze, ... More >>
Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>
"Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said 'I'm too drunk to taste this chicken.'" (Ricky Bobby, as played by Will Ferrell, in Talladega Nights. Quoted because...what the hell, it's race weekend.)
Patrick MichelsSouthern Culture on the Skids brought their time-tested surfabilly sound to Sons of Hermann Hall Saturday night, with frontman Rick Miller strutting around the stage--like a Foghorn Leghorn-Colonel Sanders mashup who's just here to party--and bassist Mary Huff deftly balancing her bee ... More >>
Forgive us if we've discussed this popular dish before--which we have. But the general does outrank Colonel Sanders and his non-spicy, unsticky, broccoli-less chicken.
Although the spelling may vary, just about every Chinese restaurant with a delivery option cooks up some form of General Tsao' ... More >>
The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.