The food world is full of connoisseurs – steak fans, oyster mavens, cheese authorities, whisky and wine snobs, even soup Nazis. But have you ever once met a chicken aficionado?
For a long time, I felt there really wasn’t a whole lot of difference between one roasted chicken and another. They all seemed pretty good to me – kind of like pizza (“The worst pizza I’ve ever had was pretty darn good.”).
Occasionally I tried roasting a better bird – organic, pasture-raised, “walking about” birds, etc. They were twice the price and marginally better than the garden variety supermarket industrial chicken. Read more →
It’s probably the most iconic brasserie in Paris, and certainly one of the most beautiful – commonly referred to as an “Art Deco jewel.” But the great thing about La Coupole is how proudly it wears the mantel of history, nearly a century after it first opened its doors. Read more →
Having spent some time France, I’ve learned a few things about the French. For example, if you’re struggling to pronounce something and all you get is a blank stare in response, they probably know exactly what you’re trying to say but are playing dumb just to mess with you. You can see the sadism in their eyes. Read more →
After you’ve done the Louvre…and Musée d’Orsay…..and the Musée Picasso…..and have seen Claude Monet’s Water Lilies at Musée de l’Orangerie…..and the Eiffel Tower… and whatever else, do yourself a favor and try something new……and SPECTACULAR. Read more →