While I was reading On the Line (buy at Amazon), the semi-new cookbook/scrapbook from Le Bernardin's Eric Ripert, I kept saying to whoever was sitting near me how uncannily similar it is is to another book I've reviewed for Eat me daily: Ferran Adria's A Day at El Bulli.
I should clarify. The review I [...]
A couple of weeks ago, Michael Laiskonis sort of threatened to quit blogging — but he's heard the sirens, and won't be quitting after all:
Indeed, I will continue to use this blog as my soapbox of sorts, for general thoughts, musings, and ideas, however infrequently they may seem to surface.
But then he drops this [...]
Less than a year into blogging, Michael Laiskonis, pastry chef of Le Bernardin, might be calling it quits when it comes to blogging, citing a potential book deal:
It's been a year, and though a great one with a lot to show for it, I may stop the blog. Maybe it's time to take stock and [...]
Pastry chef of Le Bernardin, Michael Laiskonis, writes about replying to emails, letters, and phone calls asking for advice ("I happily participate in these exchanges"), his history ("I credit where I am now in large part to sheer luck"), and on the "harsh realities of professional cooking":
You don't need a sage to tell you that [...]
Gourmet runs a story where Michael Laiskonis shares his "nontraditional" approach to Thanksgiving: he takes off the Wednesday before to roam the city and shop for food:
In the past few years I’ve developed a ritual that might scare the stuffing out of a Thanksgiving traditionalist: I not only do all my shopping the day before, [...]
Michael Laiskonis, pastry chef of Le Bernardin, gives some insight on his working process:
In the world of cooking, there is little that is truly new. Rather, it's the expression of accumulated knowledge; each of us has walked our unique path of experience and education, so I think it's fair to say that some sense of [...]