Under the Toque–Women Chefs Know What Not to Wear; Marcus Samuelsson Talks About His New Book


In a Q&A with Restaurant Girl, Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about, among other things, his upcoming book, The New American Table, which takes “a look at the diversity of American food and how immigrants keep their heritage close while embracing American culture.” Expect amazing photography and great recipes, says Samuelsson.
[Restaurant Girl]

Chef clothes can be unflattering, especially for women. But some female chefs have created their own styles, like Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune, who cooks in a blue coatdress something like an Italian medical assistant lab jacket. Jody Williams of Gottino wears no jacket, just a flattering apron.
[NY Times]

An unnamed chef “known for his love of popping the cork,” was reportedly in such a hurry to get into a cab that he shoved in his friend, bashing the person’s head in the process enough to draw blood.
[The Feedbag]

David Lebovitz, a former Chez Panisse pastry chef who authored the cookbook Room for Dessert has a new book out called The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City, a collection of essays about eating in the City of Light.
[Eat Me Daily]