Forget white truffles from Alba or Scottish lobster, as someone who makes it their business to eat their way around the world, the foodstuff that all my friends want me to bring them back from the world's four corners are these little beauties. And if you needed any further proof that these NPR goofballs have their heads up their asses, they missed the most supreme of all the Japanese Kit Kat flavors: mango. Who cares if banana Kit Kat have food dye in them . . . they are AMAZING!!!
Mario and Joe’s restaurants are going to offer a vegetarian option as a way to support Meatless Mondays. I saw a BBC special in which Sir Paul McCartney first mentioned this grand idea and I was about to tune out when the host cited some amazing studies being done in the states at some prestigious research universities. Bottom line, going meatless one day a week, if enough of us did it would decrease greenhouse gas emissions by low double digits because of less fuel use and less gas emitted by burping cows.
Seriously. I am not trying to be funny. The net/net is staggering, and I think this is a great way for the Regeneration, as Thomas Friedman put it in Sunday’s New York Times, to change the world and make some sacrifices that make a real difference. I think local Minnesota restaurants should embrace MMs as well, and not just with one special option either. Eating less meat is better for our planet and our bodies. I know, it sounds radical, but it's true.
Get used to hearing this a lot in the next few months. But on the seventh day, we can eat meat, can't we???
Best reason to head to Aspen Food and Wine Classic is to check out the Grand Cochon competition. Ten chefs from 10 cities, each cooking a pig head to toe. Check this out for more info.
The pictures here are from last Monday evening at the JBAs at Lincoln Center. Wayne Kostroski, Lenny Russo, Alex Roberts, and Isaac Becker all look great in black.