Pierre Koffman has never opened his restaurant over the weekend. As well as respecting the needs of his staff to be able to follow the social rhythms of normal folk, he makes a distinction between Saturday Nighters and all the rest.
So something comes up and you can't make your 8pm Friday night reservation anymore. It's fine, it happens, we get it! But not showing up without letting the restaurant know is a real chump move. Chef Tim Maslow dishes on this bad behavior and how it devastates a restaurant’s bottom line and morale.
WTF Are You Doing?! gives chefs the chance to gleefully reenact the awful behavior they see in their dining rooms everyday.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.