My favorite food show starts tonight! Even better, it takes place in my favorite city, Chicago! I will probably weep from homesickness over the food, the places, and the restaurants.
If you want to waste some time, here's a quiz that tells you which judge you're most like. Apparently I am most like Gail, who is bubbly and fun but also decisive. She doesn't seem to project bubbly and fun all that often, but I'll take their word for it. I'd rather be like Ted Allen, who seems to be the nicest.
While we're on the topic of Food TV, Anthony Bourdain had one of his best episodes of "No Reservations" this week. He returned to his old stomping grounds, Les Halles in New York City, to see how he'd fare working the line. The episode was pure Bourdain -- funny, informative and fast paced. Plus, Chef Eric Ripert decided to join in the fun.
I went to Bourdain's blog to see if he had written any more about the episode, and I couldn't read the darn thing. The type on his site is minuscule! This was ironic because part of Bourdain's problem on the line was that he couldn't read the tickets that came in. I left a ranting comment about the type, and a kind anonymous stranger quickly wrote back that pressing control + will get bigger type on the screen. Who knew? I thought I'd share the tip with all of you.