Kelly Alexander

Don't Blame Michelle Obama for Disgusting School Lunches. Blame Big Agro.
October 10, 2014

We need to find our kids some better pizza.

The Foodie 'Breastaurant'
How Twin Peaks out-hootered Hooters
June 11, 2014

It has boobs—and foodie appeal.

Overdone
January 13, 2011

David Chang is the coolest thing that has ever happened to the pork bun. Char siu bao are the classic Cantonese-Chinese appetizer, ubiquitous in dim sum houses around the world. They’re also the signature dish for Chang’s impossibly hip restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village, Momofuku. Chang’s cookbook, one of the best-selling of last year and also called Momofuku, contains a recipe for the pork bun that references many totems of pop culture, including Peking duck and blaxploitation films.

Against celebrity chefs.
May 01, 2006

'Don't like it!" my two-year-old pronounced over his bowl of homemade rice pudding the other day. This is the rice pudding into which I had (lovingly! painstakingly!) added hand-grated Vietnamese cinnamon and organic raisins. Budding food critic that he is, he reminded me of how a chef's life can be a total drag: Regardless of how delicious your concoction, your success depends entirely upon the whims of your diner's taste. That's the way it used to be, at least. Now? Not so much.