David Chang is an Idiot

http://www.porchdrinking.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/david-chang.png (David Chang-as articulate as ever)

Isn’t it amazing how chefs become great writers as soon as they become famous?*

Suddenly, guys who flunked out of school, or who have worked with their hands their entire lives, or who once couldn’t get a job doing anything but answering phones in a restaurant, become marvelous, creative scribes as soon as they have a brand worth brandishing.

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Alan Richman Strikes a Blow for Benno

ELV note: This Friday morning, on KNPR 88.9 FM – Nevada Public Radio, we interview Alan Richman about everything from ethical eating, to how to order wine for the table in a restaurant, to his running feud with Anthony Bourdain. Here’s a delectable dose of him interviewing and tasting the food of acclaimed New York chef Jonathan Benno of Lincoln, an upscale Italian eatery soon to open in Lincoln Center in New York City (as opposed to the Lincoln Center in Butte, Montana).

And just why do you put a bay leaf in anything anyway?