This dude gets it. You will do well in life, son.
The Last Supper Reimagined
"The customer is rarely right. And that is why you must seize the control of the circumstance and dominate every last detail: to guarantee that they’re going to have a far better time than they ever would have had if they tried to control it themselves."
—Charlie Trotter in the New York Times, March 30, 2011
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Okay, go home, Burtka-Harrises. Now you’re just showing off.
Cooking in Médoc, France, with @mimithor
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"My life also revolves around food and so does the account," explains Mimi Thorisson, a French food blogger living in Médoc, France, with her husband, six children and 14 dogs. Mimi took to Instagram two years ago and "instantly loved it." Like her blog, the account is a joint effort with her husband Oddur. Sometimes the two will craft a shot together, or, as Mimi explains, she’ll occasionally just take a picture of something that catches her eye.
Her photos often depict special family moments in the secluded region of Médoc, from harvesting grapes with her children to a forest dinner with friends.
"I love living here in the French countryside, and since it’s all relatively new to me I am amazed every day about something I see or experience. When you are amazed, you want to share. Médoc is a bit secluded from the rest of France, not picturesque in the same way as, say, Dordogne but to me is even more gorgeous with a different kind of austere beauty that I hope my account captures."
Of course, there’s also a lot of food with on-the-table images of Mimi’s explorations into French and Asian cuisine inspired by her childhood in Hong Kong and summers at her grandmother’s house in the south of France.
"I have always been obsessed with food, first Chinese as a small child and then as I grew a bit older, French food. Neither of my parents did much home-cooking, but I was fortunate enough to have a french grandmother and aunt who loved cooking and they taught me a lot."
Pizza e Vino - We saw all these other tables with big pans of seafood, which turned out to be an antipasti soup. And we also ordered the “Sardinian specialty” pastas. One was a maccheroni with meat sauce (pork, I think) and the old vongole with crazy giant couscous-like pasta
Giant cous cous like pasta is fregola. Sardinian and made from semolina.