Breadfruit has long been a staple in Pacific islands, from where it spread to the Caribbean and Africa. Most probably first heard of the tropical wunderkind food that is packed full of nutrients while studying our history which discussed the expeditions of the HMS Bounty commanded by Lieutenant Bligh, and one Mr. Christian who eventually was the lead in a mutiny. Continue reading
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Chicago’s Grant Achatz is not the first chef to make me cry. If you are an emotional person (admittedly I am) and you work long enough in the restaurant industry it is guaranteed to happen. But this was not a result of sleep deprivation or a broken heart or a heated argument in a hot and stressful kitchen environment at the end of a dinner rush about how many large parties we can fit in the dining room on a Thursday night in December.
These tears came while reading Life, On the Line, written by Achatz and his business partner, Nick Kokonas, and published last year by Gotham. There are a lot of chef memoirs out there right now, and I’m trying to get through as many as I can. But this one has stuck with me in a way that few memoirs of any kind have. It had been recommended to me by countless friends and I am going to do you the same courtesy. Continue reading