Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Bourdain’

Food News You Can Use: The Ultraviolent Food Nerds Edition

It's Monday, which means it's time to dig into a big, heaping plate of food news. We start with an item close to home: Amsterdam Falafelshop is looking to franchise. Where and when? The guessing (begging?) game begins. (DCist) New Tex-Mex joint to replace AM PM Carryout at 14th and V: Liquor license and sidewalk […]

Did Alex Deserve to Get the Boot Last Night on ‘Top Chef’?

Did Amanda deserve the heave-ho instead of Alex? As is our habit when we watch Top Chef, Carrie and I placed informal bets on who'd get the boot during last night's "Covert Affairs" episode. I figured the judges would finally send Alex packing, given his controversial history this season and the fact that he looks […]

Anthony Bourdain Is Glad Les Halles Closed Its D.C. Location

During my vacation, I read Anthony Bourdain's new book, Medium Raw, an uneven collection of essays in which the chef-cum-writer turns his jaundiced eye to a number of subjects, including José Andrés (a hero), Alan Richman (a douchebag), David Chang (the future of dining), and Alice Waters (an apolitical sensualist). But late in the book, […]

Sharpen Your Knives For The Great Capital Food Fight

Can Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver finally take the top spot? Find out Nov. 11. Tickets go on sale Friday for Capital Food Fight 2010, taking place this fall at the Ronald Reagan Building. (Read Y&H's coverage of last year's food fight, including Seaver's third-straight bid to win it, here.) Like always, organizers have lined up several culinary celebs, including Tom Colicchio, Anthony […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

People, what are you doing reading this? It's Memorial Day. It's gorgeous outside. Get off the computer and fire up the grill. Or take a walk. Go to the park with your kids and your dog. Eat something good. Who cares what the top five items were last week on the Young & Hungry blog? […]

Anthony Bourdain on Foie Gras

Anthony Bourdain has been a staunch defender of foie gras ever since Chicago banned the fatty liver (and then rescinded the ban on the fatty liver). In the past, Bourdain has focused on shooting down the ethical/humane arguments promoted by animal activists. Or arguing for an eater's right to choose. On Friday night at the […]

Mild-Mannered Eric Ripert Rips Gordon Ramsay at the Warner

By and large, the No Reservations gabfest on Friday at the Warner Theatre was what you'd expect: Anthony Bourdain railing against vegetarians and industrial ag, and Eric Ripert defending Wolfgang Puck and the future of fine dining. But the most unpredictable moment came when host, Tommy McFly from Mix 107.3 FM, asked the celebrity chefs/TV […]

Y&H’s Interview with Eric Ripert, Part II: No More Pork Belly!

In advance of his appearance on Friday evening at the Warner Theater with Anthony Bourdain, Y&H conducted an interview with Eric Ripert, the man who has held four stars from the New York Times longer than any other chef in Manhattan. Ripert, I should add, is also classy, slyly funny, and unflappable, as you’ll see […]

Y&H’s Interview with Eric Ripert, Part I: Jean-Louis Was a Screamer

In advance of his appearance on Friday evening at the Warner Theater with Anthony Bourdain, Y&H conducted an interview with Eric Ripert, the man who has held four stars from the New York Times longer than any other chef in Manhattan. Ripert, I should add, is also classy, slyly funny, and unflappable, as you'll see […]

Have You Ever Seen a Banh Mi This Elaborate in the D.C. Area?

For reasons that will become clear later, Y&H has become obsessed with banh mi — and the many subtle ways one sandwich differs from another. Most in the D.C. area offer variations on these basic ingredients: a pork preparation (shredded, roasted, barbecued), pâté, cold cuts (including those divine slices of head cheese for crunch), pickled veggies, slices […]

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