Quotable Edibles

Favorite quotes from Small Bites and Food features

Mark Rosenstein on molecular Gastronomy (March 31):
"If I were 10 years younger," he says, "perhaps I would be devoting all of my energy into understanding that science. But I'm an emotional cook, not a scientist. There's an emotional side to alchemy, and I think some of the molecular chemistry takes the emotional and intuitive side out of things. I am," he says, laying his hand on his chest, "the instrument instead of a thermometer, a computer program or water bath." To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/29

Michael Capra on picking out the President’s lunch (May 5):
When Michelle asked him what was good at the restaurant, Capra recommended the blueberry-chipotle ribs — the dish that the president ended up ordering. "I don't want to say because I told him to order it, I'm just saying — he did get what I suggested," says Capra. "I'm pretty sure that, by law, that makes me a member of the cabinet." To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/28

Jeremy Hardcastle on handmade hot dogs (Aug. 4):
Hardcastle is, in fact, so enthusiastic about wieners, that he's got one tattooed on him. This particular hot dog is wearing Mickey Mouse gloves and waving from a spot on Hardcastle's thigh. "I think it's going to be my new logo," says Hardcastle. "I'll at least put it on my T-shirts, if not on the side of the cart." He might, he adds, depict his waving hot dog as dropping any number of racy double entendres about wieners. To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/1x

Michael Muller on bacon-bourbon sampling (Oct. 6):

After sampling a half-dozen different bacon concoctions, Muller makes a sour face, plunks his drink down on the bar and declares, "I'm done with the bacon-infused anything. It's too much." "Well, you're in the wrong place," I say. "I know," replies Muller, looking downtrodden and searching in vain for anything sans pork, settling, God knows why, on a mouthful of salted scallions and a bite of hard sheep's cheese I keep around solely for grating. To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/1y

Firestorm worker/owner Scott Evans on sandwiches/anarchy (Nov. 24):

Serious philosophies, serious convictions, serious opinions. What exactly does this all have to do with sandwiches? Evans is quick with an answer. "I don't think that any of us grew up thinking that when we were older what we really wanted to do was make sandwiches for people,” he says. “I think we grew up thinking that we wanted to change the world. As it turns out, making sandwiches might be a way to finance changing the world." To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/2a


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