Haute Plates - June 2018

Shake Shack and Poor Boys

Many years ago I had the opportunity to meet Danny Meyer. I had planned a trip to visit a client in New York, and mentioned my travel to a friend and fairly well-known food writer/blogger based in the Big Apple…

Anthony Bourdain

I recall a time a number of years ago when I thought maybe Anthony Bourdain had jumped the shark. His sarcastic approach to reportage began to wear a little thin for me, but I continued to watch his shows, and…

Food Safety

I read an article recently that addressed when you should wash your food. I agree with most of the advice – wash anything you’re going to eat raw, and I rinse rice, grains and beans before cooking. The latter has more…

Tomatoes

I have had mixed luck growing tomatoes over the years. When I first started, I tried growing them in pots, and largely succeeded only in nurturing a host of inchworms and caterpillars. I think I got two tomatoes that year,…