The clams were sandy. The more I ate the more grit I chomped. The spaghetti was a little salty, but edible. Wait. Nope. The more I ate, the saltier it got and the thirstier I got. Spaghetti with clams seems simple, but clams are very sandy and very briny. So they need to be scrubbedContinue reading “Beyond Kitchen Doors: To Complain or Not?”
Well here she is, my new home away from home. One fryer, a flat top grill, an open flame grill, a six burner range and oven, and a salamander to serve a 50-seat restaurant. That’s all folks. Yesterday I brought my sous chefs over for a meet ‘n’ greet with the owner. We went overContinue reading “First Look”
Essential for smooth execution of any special occasion menu: working menu, complete prep list, quantities, schedule, assignments, and product order guide. Any other obsessive list makers out there?
It has been said that when you are at the highest expression of yourself, the line between your work and your life will disappear. Nice thought, in theory. It was a gorgeous Sunday here in Brooklyn, and I was hoping to take the day to go out to my old apartment and tie up allContinue reading “Be Careful What You Wish For”
The only item in my fridge right now is an unopened bottle of Pol Roger that D. bought us to celebrate my recent move. After 9 years of commuting anywhere from 1 to 3 hours a day, I have finally moved into a sunny corner apartment located a mere 7 minutes walk from work. EvenContinue reading “Here’s to a Fresh Start”