With Carol Blymire, first it was French Laundry at Home, cooking and blogging about each recipe in Thomas Keller's French Laundry Cookbook. Almost done there, she recently announced her next herculean task: cook-blogging the Alinea cookbook.
MenuPages Chicago has a revealing Q&A with her. Will she be duplicating the quirky serving pieces chef Grant Achatz employs at Alinea?
So, will I buy every single service piece on the Crucial Detail web site? No. Will I spend some time at kitchen stores and even the hardware store trying to figure out how to make it work on my own? You bet. Because finding a way to make my guests stop in their tracks and suspend the day-to-day noise in all our brains for just a few minutes while we take a bite or have a taste of something new is really important to me, and the plating and service of these dishes helps create that environment.
Watch for her to start Alinea at Home soon. As always, it's nice to get in on a blog on the ground floor.
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