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    Post #1 - February 23rd, 2005, 9:34 am
    Post #1 - February 23rd, 2005, 9:34 am Post #1 - February 23rd, 2005, 9:34 am
    Gary:

    Congratulations on your nomination for the post of new chef at the White House which was announced today in John Kass' column in the Tribune.

    If you accede to this lofty post, I request only that you not use my bucatini alla Matriciana recipe. In any event, they probably wouldn't like it as it is, after all, European, and with the ever shrinking dollar, imported San Marzano pomodori pelati will be beyond the budget.

    :D :P :wink:

    Antonius
    Alle Nerven exzitiert von dem gewürzten Wein -- Anwandlung von Todesahndungen -- Doppeltgänger --
    - aus dem Tagebuch E.T.A. Hoffmanns, 6. Januar 1804.
    ________
    Na sir is na seachain an cath.
  • Post #2 - February 23rd, 2005, 9:53 am
    Post #2 - February 23rd, 2005, 9:53 am Post #2 - February 23rd, 2005, 9:53 am
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/colu ... enews2-utl

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  • Post #3 - February 23rd, 2005, 10:07 am
    Post #3 - February 23rd, 2005, 10:07 am Post #3 - February 23rd, 2005, 10:07 am
    I always knew he had a lot of taste and integrity...Robert at Honey 1, that is. :lol:

    Seriously, though, congratulations Gary, the recognition is well-deserved.

    David "I'm sure that Frenchman comment wasn't aimed at me" Hammond
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #4 - February 23rd, 2005, 10:53 am
    Post #4 - February 23rd, 2005, 10:53 am Post #4 - February 23rd, 2005, 10:53 am
    Gary,

    Remember, I knew you BEFORE the gold rush!

    What an interesting angle, a white sous horse I'm sure was the instigator. They probably feared rejection by asking directly, so had the Chicago Tribune vet the question instead. A clever way to avoid rejection.

    So when you sleep in Lincoln's bedroom, bring your camera as I want a picture of his ghost. When you fly on Air Force 1, do a souvenir grab so all your friends will have a bit of the thrill. Oh, when you have a big event and need to line up a bunch of WSM, send the plane over and I'll help out. Need to pad the guest list at a dinner, well I'm a good conversation generator and maybe I already have my clearance!

    Fun!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - February 23rd, 2005, 11:08 am
    Post #5 - February 23rd, 2005, 11:08 am Post #5 - February 23rd, 2005, 11:08 am
    Can't wait to see the Rose Garden planted with WSM's. :lol:
  • Post #6 - February 23rd, 2005, 11:51 am
    Post #6 - February 23rd, 2005, 11:51 am Post #6 - February 23rd, 2005, 11:51 am
    LTH,

    Thanks all and a big thanks to John Kass, a man who knows great BBQ (and should soon know how to make it for himself). Congratulations are also in order to Robert Adams who makes some of the best BBQ in Chicago at Honey 1.

    John Kass's White House BBQ article

    Please feel free to poke around my Wiviott WSM 5-Step site, which was designed by Mike G

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #7 - February 23rd, 2005, 2:20 pm
    Post #7 - February 23rd, 2005, 2:20 pm Post #7 - February 23rd, 2005, 2:20 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Thanks all and a big thanks to John Kass, a man who knows great BBQ (and should soon know how to make it for himself). Congratulations are also in order to Robert Adams who makes some of the best BBQ in Chicago at Honey 1.

    Enjoy,
    Gary


    Does this mean a State dinner for LTH members?
    Bruce
    Plenipotentiary
    bruce@bdbbq.com

    Raw meat should NOT have an ingredients list!!
  • Post #8 - February 23rd, 2005, 7:31 pm
    Post #8 - February 23rd, 2005, 7:31 pm Post #8 - February 23rd, 2005, 7:31 pm
    Bill/SFNM wrote:Can't wait to see the Rose Garden planted with WSM's. :lol:


    Billl,

    Gary only needs 2 WSM's per state dinner. :)
    Bruce
    Plenipotentiary
    bruce@bdbbq.com

    Raw meat should NOT have an ingredients list!!
  • Post #9 - February 23rd, 2005, 8:31 pm
    Post #9 - February 23rd, 2005, 8:31 pm Post #9 - February 23rd, 2005, 8:31 pm
    Way to go, Gary! Just read the article at dinnertime; I don't think it's all farfetched that a President would eventually dismiss a chef that can't/won't prepare favorite comfort foods well. And does the White House even need a sole chef de cuisine -- I'm sure the sous chefs can handle the daily cooking, and the Trotters and Baylesses of the world could be summoned by executive order to spend two-week or one-month stints at the President's will. (I'd have Morimoto do my inaugural month.)
    >>Brent
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."

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