Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

[rating=4] If you’re an aspiring chef, hoping to preview the glamorous life of celebrity sightings and slavishly devoted patrons that lies before you, this book will be a sharp kick to the gonads/ovaries. Bourdain does not paint a pretty picture of the NYC restaurant scene, but I will say, he writes about ghoulish goings-on with […]

Rain, Goethe, and Avalon

The rain last night was amazing – sheets and sheets of it, washing the Spadina streetcar and all its incoming and outgoing human cargo clean. Thunder clapping over the dinging bell and lightning painting the silver rails and black cables with white. I stayed in watching the wind move the water around the pavement like […]