I am currently digging Rescue Chef Danny Boome.
What can I say? The guy's gorgeous (former model, thank you very much), brilliant (knows his way around a kitchen and plays pro hockey) and, dare I mention, British. Of course, Anthony Bourdain would probably hate him as he scorns "the current crop of talentless, cabbage patch kids, bobbleheads and dimwits on the Food Network." But then again, Bourdain has been known to change his mind about Emeril Lagasse and Oprah's favorite chef Jamie Oliver (though not about her other favorite Rachel Ray). And anyway, Tony, you're married so until you leave your wife for me, I'm afraid Danny will have to do.
Just kidding, of course.
When it comes to celebrity chefs, Anthony Bourdain will always be my idol (if you omit the 'famous' part, Lola would have to be #1). Bourdain is irreverent, clever with words, talented as all hell and one of those rare people who truly understands good food. Unlike so many health conscious, fusion-loving pretentious cooks out there, Bourdain firmly decries vegetarianism, eschews crusty formal dining and criticizes Americans abroad who refuse to eat local cuisine. He once said that wealth is the enemy of good eating because it's the poorest nations that produce the best food. And isn't that so true?
For other people, of course, music is the food of love (Haha. See what I did with that transition?), so here's a clip of my sister, Leslie, who does the solo for Kay Tagal in this Ateneo Glee Club performance at the UP church. The audio quality of the video's not so great and my sister would probably be upset that I'm posting it but, you see, Les, you don't visit this blog, ergo, I get to embarrass you all I want.