Road Foodie

Some people drive simply to arrive.

The D’Artagnan Duckathlon 09

Posted By on May 5, 2009

Imagine my extreme pleasure at receiving an invitation to act as a judge in the super-secret, not-open-to-the-public, chefs-gone-wild event that preceded the serious business of Beard this past weekend. Now in year five, D’Artagnan’s duck-in-cheek challenge pits teams from New York’s finest kitchens—Daniel, Le Cirque, Tribeca Grill, craft, Bar Boulud, to name just a few […]

Comfort Me with Confit

Posted By on May 4, 2009

Those of us who love pigs—alive and cooked—were feeling a little under the weather last week. The headlines from Egypt hurt me viscerally: 300,000 innocent pigs slain, not to feed the hungry, of which there are many on that vast continent, but out of sheer ignorance. I did my bit on Facebook to promote better […]

Eau de Ewe

Posted By on April 20, 2009

Roadfoodie is not a recipe kinda blog. Yes, food is most often its focus, and yet I also like to look beyond, to the personalities that populate the byways and foodways of my travels. But in a career that has spanned twenty-two published cookbooks, I’ve written an awful lot of really good recipes, both for […]

Pork Tour Postscript

Posted By on April 15, 2009

New York City. In the back of my mind a continuous loop displays a golden horizon bisected by a straight, lonely road. In the distance, I see a silver chariot (the Highlander) silently appear just where the road meets the sky in a shimmering heat haze, then make its way languidly toward my p.o.v. Hanging […]