Dan Barber, the James Beard award-winning chef, has created an 18-day pop-up in his West Village restaurant, Blue Hill, serving a menu celebrating that which is usually discarded (think a burger made of "juice pulp" and stew of kale ribs).
This week, I want to tell you about some fabulous food happenings in New York City. It was cold so I was lazy this week and didn't really go to any theater or concerts. But I ate out around the city, because nothing warms you up like a hot meal and a bottle of red.
The fourth annual LuckyRice Festival, which will be in New York City from April 29-May 5. The 10 scheduled events feature cuisines and dishes that run the gamut, from rice and ramen to Siamese (northern Thai) and the awesome sounding "This Stinks! Fermented Food Favorites From Asia.
I spoke with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert about their upcoming work and new adventures, their perspectives on the food scene in San Francisco, and their perspectives on the movement toward locally grown foods.