via saipancakes.com & Core 77
Nite Jewel Interview (with members of the How to Dress Well band): Japanese food, eating “safely,” and progressive restaurants
I sat down with Ramona Gonzalez (Nite Jewel) and Larissa and Aaron, touring members of How to Dress Well, to talk about eating on tour and favorite places to grab a bite in LA and Vancouver. With a special appearance from Tom.
Check out their recommendations on our Food Map.
(Full transcribed interview after the break)
via Lonely Planet
“You’re only the fifth civilian to ever see this,” Chang says as he leads me to his windowless Momofuku culinary lab, where his team of food scientists and chefs are trying to invent new tastes for his growing restaurant empire. “I don’t know any other way to get my guys to embrace failure,” he says. ”I just want them to go for the big fuckup.”
Dominique Ansel created the biggest thing in pastry since sliced bread. Here, he shares his thoughts on creativity, baking, and life.
Only in Japan could the worlds of novelty plastic consumer goods, fast-food fanaticism and brand worship collide in such awe-inspiring, object-cultural absurdity. The Japanese arm of fast food giant KFC recently released a suite of computing accessories in the likeness of their deep fried product.
If you want the best noodles in Taiwan, you’ll have to take a long cab ride into the jungle-covered mountains south of Taipei.
Danny Bowien is the world’s only Korean-born, alt-Chinese-inspired, 100 percent Oklahoman chef. On a trip to Oklahoma City, writer Peter Meehan discovers the ribs and burgers Danny loves.
via Food & Wine
As long as there has been commercial flight, the quality of in-flight meals has gotten a bad rap. Here’s what airlines are doing to solve the problem.
via PBS (Mind of a Chef)
While the majority of restaurants in the city have been awarded “A” grades, grades below that can influence restaurant-goers’ eating decisions, with some restaurateurs saying even a “B” rating can stigmatize their business, impacting their bottom line, including their real estate decisions.
via Commercial Observer