"In 1939, Cleveland Sleeper, a lawmaker from Maine, introduced a bill that would have made it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. He debated Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankee, pro-tomato) on the radio. Set aside the obvious travesty of tomato-based chowder, and then the question becomes: Creamy broth? Or clear broth? Bacon fat, or no bacon fat?"
Chef Chris, also known as Chef Dawg ("Please don't call me Chef," he used to tell me, "Let's go with something more casual... how about Dawg") and Suzanne visited her son Nick in Chicago this weekend. On Friday they took the train from the airport directly to Xoco, where I guided them through the 7… Continue reading Chef Dawg
"Like a shark," Chris Schlesinger told us, "you've got to keep moving or you die." "And I start with peppercorn ranch on the salad," came the text from Chef Eric Gburski, a few weeks ago, on the night of his final dinner at Frank's Steakhouse as a Boston resident. Later would come the steak, Frank's… Continue reading Peaches