"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?"
"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
Don't get me wrong: I love the restaurant business. I feel better when I have been working many days in a row. A few years ago, I worked all of July. July that year passed while I rode a bike from my basement apartment in Harvard Square to the basement changing area at work, and… Continue reading Last Days of July