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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Reverse Coyote Strikes Again: Chefs Michael Voltaggio and Jon Shook to Cook at Valle de Guadalupe's Corazon de Tierra This Wednesday, August 22
Things are busy at the safe house these days. I've got Mexican chefs heading north to cook in Los Angeles, writers and bloggers heading south to experience Baja, rum being delivered to Tijuana, and chiles from the Mercado Hidalgo to Beverly Bl. No sleep for the Reverse Coyote! Owuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
This Wednesday I'll be delivering Chef Michael Voltaggio (Ink, Ink Sack), and Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun) to the Valle de Guadalupe as part of a series of dinners hosted by Chef Diego Hernandez of Corazon de Tierra to celebrate one year at the Villa del Valle bed and breakfast.
Other special dinners include the likes of Chefs Enrique Olvera(Pujol), Benito Molina(Manzanilla), Pablo Salas (Amaranta), and Arturo Fernandez.
This will be a night of the Californias, where there are no borders, just chefs, exquisite products, and free flowing wine. Felicidades, Corazon de Tierra!
Corazon de Tierra presents Diego Hernandez, Michael Voltaggio, and Jon Shook
Wednesday, August 22
At the Villa del Valle property
For reservations 646-156-8030
Friday, August 3, 2012
Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America: The Travel Channel's Own Earl of Sandwich on Professional Eating and Food Celebrity
Adam Richman is on a quest to find the best sandwich in America. The season finale of his 11-episode series, Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America on the Travel Channel airs August 15th. After his success in the Man vs. Food series, 30 sandwiches in 27 cities are as easy as making a PP and J.
The search for the Best Sandwich in America is really a show about American culture--our regional sandwiches that have been influenced and outright transplanted by the multi-cultural fabric of the United States are featured in each episode.
I caught up with Richman at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills last week where we both agreed that we might have found America's best Bloody Mary. Over this stellar cocktail we discussed the perils of professional eating, the food celebrity explosion, the challenges of picking a sandwich that represents each region, his new book coming out in the Fall of 2013 titled Quest for the Best, and much more. Here's what he had to say.