“CBI was a place I never took seriously as a dining option,” says Stephen Daniel, a visitor since 1963 who also has restaurant investment experience, having partnered with super chef Wylie Dufresne to open Manhattan’s short-lived, but critically acclaimed Alder. “But the food is starting to surpass expectations, and I think it has a lot to do with this new point of view about nurturing and being nurtured by the farm.”
At a dinner in Lexington, MA at the home of Lena and Nazo Derkevorkian, I learned some incredible, moving lessons about Armenian-American culture and food. At the center of it all was the powerful tonir wood oven, a link to ancient Armenia that survives in only a few places in America. Read more at the link below:
FEATURE PHOTO BY BARRY CHIN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
In this piece, which ran on the front page of the Boston Globe food section, I talked to some of Boston’s best chefs about their backyard barbecue memories, plans, and best recipes.
FEATURE PHOTO BY LANE TURNER FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
Thrilled to be able to publish my first major print newspaper piece with the Boston Globe: a piece on the O’Connell brothers and their big whiskey bet on the future of their family business.
Featured image by KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE.
More content from my Pulitzer journey, this time for First We Feast’s year-end “Most Memorable Meals” list.
On my way to a Pulitzer, I weighed in on a bunch of questions for Eater Boston’s year-end food writers wrap report.
All the posts can be found as links at the bottom of this guy: http://boston.eater.com/2016/12/27/14081408/best-restaurant-standbys-boston-2016.
For First We Feast, I interviewed Chef Ming Tsai – maybe the most interesting chef in the universe – about his remarkable career and the 10 Dishes that made him who he is.