Under the Toque: Maison Premiere Gets a New Chef, Marcus Samuelsson Still Angry


Brooklyn’s Maison Premiere gets a new chef. Jared Stafford-Hill — who worked at AdourAlain Ducasse, Bobo, Craft, and Gramercy Tavern is set to take the eatery to a more comprehensive menu. [New York Times]

Marcus Samuelsson still isn’t over Eddie Huang’s Red Rooster piece: “Are you kidding me? It’s a joke. You’re dealing with a guy who doesn’t want to enter a conversation. Even discussing it is a waste of time. I trust The New York Times. I trust The Washington Post. I trust the New York Herald. I trust the Tribune. I trust the journalists that I’ve read and that have carefully thought about what to [say], and then render their judgment. I also trust my own work. I have zero interest to get into people who want to get famous.” [Washington Post]

Tomorrow is Julia Child’s 100th birthday. Child, who was born in Pasadena, California, is credited with bringing French cuisine to mainstream America. [Biography]

April Bloomfield will be cooking at St. John in London for two days: “She will cook alongside Fergus Henderson to serve lunch and dinner on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, reciprocating the St John chef and owner’s regular visits to New York . . .” [Business Week]

Danny Bowien does an interview with the New York Observer: “None of our cooks have previous Chinese cooking experience, which is good.” [Observer]

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