It’s the 50th anniversary of Craig Claiborne’s first restaurant review. A new biography casts the acerbic critic as a conflicted soul. Frank Bruni’s NYTimes column today, Contentment’s Elusive Recipe. Claiborne hobnobbed at late Manhattan landmarks like Le Pavillon, where chef Pierre Franey was a favorite.
Speaking of Pierre, check out RecipeDetours.com. Franey’s recipe for 6-Minute Scampi most popular with The Side Trekkers. Veggie Chili, Golden Roast Chicken. New recipe concepts, methodologies every week. Meat, Vegetable, Seafood, Brunch Pages.
Recipe for Obama to win? Get rid of Axelrod, Jarret, Gibbs et al. New blood needed on the 2012 campaign trail. None of them has been able to remotely explain the HealthCare bill, if it survives.