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Regina Schrambling, Interviewed

Regina Schrambling's always entertaining (if sometimes maddeningly cryptic) insider looks at the food world, delivered via her blog Gastropoda and its little sister Gastriques, read like a breath of snickering fresh air in the culinary blogosphere. Never one to shy from a juicy scandal, Schrambling's blogs have become something of a food world Page Six, [...]

Alice Waters Redefines Local

Alice Waters hosted a fundraiser in Washington DC with a series of dinners — $500/plate! — "made from local meat and produce" with chefs flown in from across the country. It being winter, there wasn't much local produce to work with, so several of the chefs, including Dan Barber, Tom Colicchio, and Nancy Silverton, defied [...]

Sandra Lee Goes To Washington, DC?

Store-bought cookies for everyone!
We didn't think anything could snap us out of our post-inauguration high, but then we heard the terrible news: Caroline Kennedy has dropped out of contention for the open position of New York senator.
Why does this matter? Because with Kennedy out of the running, the most likely candidate appears to be New [...]

Alice Waters' Unsavory Political Agenda

Marian Burros wrote a piece for the Wednesday New York Times food section that expanded on her blog post detailing a meeting between ex-White House Chef Walter Scheib and Alice Waters. Waters just can't let things go:
Ms. Waters suggested they form an advisory group to work on planting gardens, and not just at the White [...]

Alice Waters Meets with Walter Scheib, Backtracks on Criticism of the White House Chef

Marian Burros reports that Alice Waters and Walter Scheib had a private meeting (at the same party where Tom Colicchio saved a life by performing the Heimlich maneuver.)
Scheib, the ex-White House Chef, has been aggressively defending the organic and sustainable practices of the White House in response to the "suggestions" in a letter written by [...]

Regina Schrambling on Obama's Decision to Keep Cristeta Comerford as White House Chef

Cristeta Comerford, the current and future White House Chef
President-elect Barack Obama decided not to replace Cristeta Comerford, the current White House Chef, disregarding the (loud and persistent) advice of Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, and Danny Meyer. Regina Schrambling suggests that there might have more to it:
I’m not so encouraged to read that the agent of [...]

Walter Scheib: Next White House Chef Will Be Chosen Without a 'Culinary Agenda'

Last week in a letter to the New York Times' dining section, Walter Scheib defended the culinary practices of the White House saying that "The presumptions of Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters and Danny Meyer, that the admirable agenda they espouse is not currently the practice in the White House kitchens, are false."
Today he made an [...]

Walter Scheib Defends the Local and Organic Cuisine of the White House

The endlessly self-promoting, ex-White House Chef Walter Scheib has a bone to pick with Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters and Danny Meyer, and darn it, he's going to write a stern letter to the New York Times.
In a Times article published December 23, 2008, "Is a New Food Policy on Obama’s List?" (link), Reichl was paraphrased [...]

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