Chow's "Obsessives" series is sometimes really great. In the latest episode "Soda Pop," they pay a visit to John Nese's Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles that specializes in fizzy drinks from independent and small-batch soda makers. A fountain of knowledge, we'd listen to him for hours. The man knows his stuff!
Nach Waxman is the alpha and omega of the recorded history of food. The owner of New York's Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore has a near boundless knowledge of cookbooks, recipes, and the evolution of attitudes towards food. For Chow, he gives an interview in which he lays out all the dirty secrets: why cooking [...]
Chow's complaints read like something out of White Whine. See #3: "Was it my imagination, or did Whole Foods used to give out free cheese samples?"