Michael Laiskonis has written an incredibly insightful and useful piece on cooking. Read the whole piece, don't skim, you might miss something.
Grant Achatz is bringing Alinea to NYC for an evening. This Thursday, November 6, 2008 is Alinea at Astor Center and guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Grant, sip Laurent-Perrier Champagne, experience several tantalizing tastes from the book and the restaurant, and go home with a cook's ultimate party favor, a signed copy of Alinea. Rumor has it there are still a few tickets available, so if you have the evening open and the available ducats, you should definitely check it out.
And last but not least, there is a video of me, not realizing that I was being filmed, playing with liquid nitrogen as I prepared powdered Delice de Bourgogne for the dinner we prepared last Saturday.