London vs Paris – The Final Smackdown

We all know the jokes about English cuisine whereas France is recognized as a gastronomic superpower. Yet, England has worked diligently in recent years to overturn its reputation as the Land of Spotted Dick...

Restaurant Humor — Meet The Gang

Meet The Gang  By Jay Forman   Winter 2018 Print Issue  If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an asylum to run a restaurant. The ecosystem of even a small independent usually involves...

Humor — The Clueless Ginger:  Water and Eggs? Wizardry!

Welcome to my very first ever confession of cluelessness. I’ve never had a reason to poach an egg, and so I never even took the time to learn. “Poaching an egg” is one of...

Humor — A Short List of Things that Restaurateurs Hate

These days, everyone knows who the chefs are. But does anyone know anything about the restaurateurs behind them? Chances are you don’t. Who would want to, anyway? They rarely boast full-body food-related tattoos, never...

Humor — Tips and Pointers for Opening Your Own Restaurant

As hard as it might be to believe, a career spent writing humor columns did not prepare me for the rigors of restaurant ownership. Shocking, I know, but true. Yet restaurant ownership remains the...

Humor — Our First Mardi Gras

Earlier this year my wife and I decided that, since we didn't already have enough problems, we should open yet another bakery. But, unlike our other locations, this one would have a secret ingredient...

Humor — Save the Glutens: A Public Service Announcement

I write to you today to bring your attention to a terrible plight, one that exists in plain view, yet remains unquestioned by many in our great nation. I speak to you of the...

Humor — Happily Ever After… The Mouse that Hurled

I am not, as they say, a “Disney Person.” The waits that rival Soviet-era bread lines, the Malthusian crowds … such things give me the heebie-jeebies. I swore in college I would never go...

Humor — 2015 Movies with a food lovers twist

I’d like to see more movies about the restaurant world, but when I think about films in that genre most of what comes to mind is art-house fare (Eat Drink Man Woman, Tampopo, etc)....

Humor — Honey Do

When my wife first got invited up to Providence by the National Honey Board to attend a Honey Summit as an all-expense paid guest chef, I thought it was some kind of trick. Nobody...

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