"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

"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

"In-N-Out burgers were extraordinary. I was so bad, I sat in the restaurant, had my double cheeseburger then minutes later I drove back round and got the same thing again to take away."

Gordon Ramsay on In-N-Out

Posted by Josh Friedland on Apr 21, 2008 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Don't get me wrong, that chefs have the opportunities they have now is nothing short of wonderful and being a 'celebrity' has opened doors for me that I never thought possible. My only hope is that the next generation of chefs realize what they are in for and that if they ever hope to be a 'celebrity' they must first be a chef."

Michael Symon on Celebrity Chefs

Posted by Josh Friedland on Mar 12, 2008 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Brought it to a boil, often."

Mario Batali on Mario Batali

Posted by Josh Friedland on Feb 11, 2008 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Where the saintly Julia Child sought to raise expectations, to enlighten us, make us better -- teach us -- and in fact, did, Rachael uses her strange and terrible powers to narcotize her public with her hypnotic mantra of Yummo and Evoo and Sammys."

Anthony Bourdain on Rachael Ray

Posted by Josh Friedland on Feb 9, 2007 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"In an age of nervous food sanctimony and celebrity-chef endorsement, Picard, with his five-day stubble, black-eyed intensity and untrammelled appetite, provides welcome relief. Next to him, the carnivorous Batali looks like a pussy."

Anne Kingston on Martin Picard

Posted by Josh Friedland on Feb 6, 2007 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Once they were lucky to have us. Now we’re lucky to have them. They don’t meet us on our terms. We meet them on theirs."

Frank Bruni on Chefs

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 24, 2007 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post