Monthly Archives: November 2013

THE UNE JOLIE LAIDEs OF OUR DINING EXPERIENCES -or- THE UGLIEST BEST THING I EVER ATE

For me, it was a cake my mother made in 1988. It was a white cake with cherry/walnut frosting. It was lopsided. The icing looked like a raging sea.  I know that if I had ever presented a train wreck of a cake like this to an employer or client, I would have been laughed […]

CHARLIE TROTTER AND THE DEFINITION OF “CHEF”

Twenty five years. Twenty five years is a long time for anything.  In the restaurant business, it’s an eternity. Yet that’s how long Charlie Trotter’s restaurant thrived in the hyper-competitive Chicago restaurant scene. On November 5th , the influential Chef passed away at the age of 54. One of the world’s most respected Chefs and […]