"There's a friendly war about who started the gourmet pizza trend - [Alice] Waters or Wolfgang Puck - but truth be known, Puck copied Waters' oven when he opened Spago."

Michael Bauer on Wolfgang Puck

Posted by Josh Friedland on Aug 20, 2008 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"I think Graydon's done an outstanding job at paving the way for more restaurateurs to edit magazines."

Keith McNally on Graydon Carter

Posted by Josh Friedland on Aug 13, 2008 in Restaurants | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Sometimes 'upscale' burgers are so massive, and piled so high with toppings, that I have no idea how to eat them."

Eric Ripert on Burgers

Posted by Josh Friedland on Aug 1, 2008 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Don Tillman on Mister Softee

"I don’t know what they are putting in it today but you can walk from the East Village to Central Park and it will maintain its form like a beehive hairdo."

Don Tillman on Mister Softee

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jul 23, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Mario Batali on Human Nature

"I've stumbled across my theory in the last two years, that really all discord in the human race is based on two things: You either need a nap or you're hungry."

Mario Batali on Human Nature

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jul 14, 2008 in Philosophy | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Rowley Leigh on Porchetta

"I haven’t been to a street market in Singapore or wandered around the barrios of Mexico City. I have, however, strolled around a few markets in Tuscany and Umbria and can say porchetta is the best street food I know. It beats hamburgers or hot dogs and I can’t imagine why some fast food entrepreneur does not pick up on the idea but at the same time hope that he does not."

Rowley Leigh on Porchetta

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jun 18, 2008 in Travel | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Francis Lam on Eating Lobster

"Dear Lobster, I am sorry. Not for eating you, for your meat was like butter and nuts and had a richness that didn’t seem like it should belong to the sea....But I am sorry for thinking of you as my enemy."

Francis Lam on Eating Lobster

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jun 12, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Nigel Slater on Mangoes

"Slippery as a bar of soap it was. I was licking my palms even before I had taken a bite. But actually I didn't bite it, deciding instead to take off slice after slice with the knife and eat them straight from the blade. The juice ran down my arm to my elbow and then dripped tantalisingly on to my bare toes."

Nigel Slater on Mangoes

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jun 4, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Jamie Oliver on Sex

"The best way for women to get their men into the kitchen would be to stop having sex with them until they start to cook."

Jamie Oliver on Sex

Listed by Josh Friedland on May 27, 2008 in sex | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Mario Batali on Sweatpants

"I've made a career out of wearing shorts. Sweatpants are too post-'Sopranos.' Guys out on Long Island are doing it though."

Mario Batali on Sweatpants

Listed by Josh Friedland on May 21, 2008 in Style | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post