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This week we share Part Three of our interview with Thomas Keller, the chef and owner of The French Laundry and Per Se.
This duality of sustainable food advocates on one end and industrial food giants on the other shows the growing power of each of the poles of our food system.
For years, America's fast-food empires have embodied what's wrong with our eating habits: Too fast, for one thing, and too fatty. And thanks to the trend that dominated fast food in 2011, you can add another downside: Way, way too flagrantly over-the-top.
Come Thanksgiving morning, people around the nation begin the day with traditions of their own. It's a national holiday beloved by all, and a chance to spend time with the family -- even for the president.
Some dishes feature spices, bold or subtle, that together create nuanced flavor profiles. Forget them. This is about the dark side of spices.
With every season, Bravo's competitive culinary mega-hit, Top Chef, launches the careers of a few budding chefs into superstardom. And season nine, the newest incarnation (in San Antonio) will certainly feature its own stars and villains
Record-breaking dishes, while they do ultimately get gobbled up by participants and witnesses, are meant to shock and awe (and draw publicity), more than they are a way of fulfilling everyone's orders.
It was a scary prospect to attend a Borgia dinner party in the Middle Ages. The European papal family was known to poison guests who presented, well ... a conflict with whatever the Borgia believed.