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Publication Mon Jun 25 2007

Graham Bowles does Ratatouille for the movie cast

Mark Caro reports on a dream lunch at Avenues in the Sunday Chicago Tribune. Not that Graham Elliot Bowles food isn't amazing on its own, but inspired by a private screening of Pixar's new film Ratatouille, Chef created a tasting menu for Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, and director Brad Bird. Caro captures the food and the conversation well, exactly what you'd expect having a fancy lunch with two alternative comedians would be like. My favotite passage reads:

Bowles says: "So what we have here is wild halibut that's been crusted with olive tapenade, and it's been crusted with pine nuts."

"You double-crusted," Oswalt declares. "You maniac. You magnificent bastard."

How much do we all wish we could have been there, too?!

Live vicariously here.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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