Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Top Chef show and other random cough syrup induced ramblings

I'm heavily whacked out on cough syrup at the moment so please forgive my digressions (if there are any).

I am currently working on a third part to the "shit you will need" series. It will deal with appliances. It will be done by Monday (I hope). I have been hearing good things about the first two "SYWN" pieces, so I hope this one will not disappoint.

I have also been hearing from a number of people asking why I haven't posted any recipes as of yet. Well my friends, I just don't think you are ready yet. That's right grasshopper, you are not ready. I don't feel comfortable putting up any recipes yet without laying a decent foundation for you wonderful readers to build on. They will be coming soon though, within the next month I would say. It will be worth the wait.

On a totally unrelated note, Bravo has announced that they will start a spin off to their popular Top Chef series. It will be called Top Chef:Masters. With the regular cast of characters off for the summer (Padma, Tom, Gail), there are new judges, a new host, and the contestants are some of the greatest culinary minds in the country. It should be interesting to watch Wylie Dufresne go up against Huber Keller, John Besh, and Rick Bayless. They will fight it out in groups of four and then bracket it down until, like the highlander, there will only be one. I think its great that Gael Green will be one of the judges. It starts On June 10th and will be hosted by Kelly Choi of Eat out NY fame. It will also have guests such as Zooey Deschanel and Neil Patrick Harris (did I just fucking write that?). It should be entertaining at least to watch the chefs cook, the judges and guests could be a train wreck.

And before I go I would just like to say the following: monkey, spackle, lock jaw, rock salt, Joshua.

Gotta love cold medicine.

On a side note, if you want a great book to read, check out Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess by Gael green. It is probably one of the most openly hedonistic books I have ever read. If you want to know what it was like to dine at some of the best places in the world (Le Bernardin, La Maison Troisgros, Le Cirque) as well as what its like to sleep with some really famous dudes (Elvis, Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Jean Troisgros). It is a study in excess and unrestraint unlike any food based, non-fiction book I've read. It would give the Motley Crue bio book a run for its money.

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