Monday, April 26, 2010

Assorted Links

1) Excellent Interview with Anthony Bourdain, one of my favorite chefs.
A bit says:

What excites you in food these days?

I think what David Chang is doing is really interesting. I'm always interested to see what he does next because he's created a real game-changing business model. Pop-up restaurants where, say, chefs from France who come in and do guest appearances for a night, that's exciting. There's this whole new democratization of fine dining that's going on. New ways of getting reservations that were unthinkable before, using online lottery system, first-come-first-serve, social networking. I think that's pretty exciting. Food trucks, anytime I see good street food, that's exciting. An izakaya turns me on (Japanese snack bars). If I'm looking for comfort food late at night, low impact, a casual Japanese beer-related izakaya is really exciting to me. I'm excited by the "New Casual," with high end chefs who walk away from fine dining and strips it down.

"You can read it here.

2) The following is from The Happiness Project's Gretchen Rubin. She writes, "If I'm finding it very hard to write, I should stop trying to write and instead, start thinking harder." More here.

3) Nine of The Best Efforts To Green The Music Industry. Read here.


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1 comment:

Nicki said...

I also like Bourdain. So many food personalities are so kitsch in comparison.