Thursday, February 12, 2009

"I'll chop it off, sear it on the flat-top, and tomorrow, I deal with nine fingers."

The title to this post is probably the best quote from Top Chef last night (recap here, at the always food-eriffic Serious Eats), closely followed by "This is Top Chef, not Top Pussy."

These were both declared by a chef who, after breaking his god-damn finger, did not punk out or whine, and proceeded to make a kick-ass meal.

It was an exciting episode last night, concentrating more on skill, methodology and execution rather than artificial “dramatics.”

The Missus and I are rooting for contestant Carla, though—Carla is a mutant in the best sense of the word: she’s eccentric, she’s centered, she’s unique, she’s got heart, she’s got style—and according to the judges, she can cook!


If you like food (cooking, eating or looking at it), Serious Eats is a wonderful way to spend several hours (days?), searching and sniffing about for recipes, recommendations and reviews.

In the space of about two minutes, I found two dishes that made me want to stay home, ignore the horrors of the world and just cook:
Pork Belly Sandwiches, Chinese-Style
Korean-Style Steaks with Spicy Cilantro Sauce

Yes, meat is murder. Delicious, juicy, protein-packed murder.

No comments:

Post a Comment