THAT GREAT BIG BURRITO IN THE SKY
But I'm continuing to write. From Pearl Oyster Bar's Garde Manger slot I moved to the appetizer spot at Ed's Lobster Bar and quickly to Grill. I even got Sauté experience. Ultimately there was little more I could learn at Ed's (see Bill Buford's "Heat" and the three month kitchen time period) so, I left-- to travel through Europe where I researched...that's right, street food.
I parlayed that three month European trip into almost three months of travel through South America for Rough Guides. I researched and ate my way through cow face, bake and shark, chicken hearts and mariscorda in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil in order to write four chapters for their upcoming Budget Guide to South America (due out February '09).
While I'm currently not working in a professional kitchen and am focusing on freelance writing, both food and travel related, the Toro spirit lives on.
If this is your first time here click these links to read my first post and to find out what it was all about. You're also welcome to read about my time at The New York Times and check out my New York Times clips and profile. You can also find my restaurant reviews on the lower right hand side of the blog under "Recently Visited," my FCI final project, and my daily feature archives here (Meme Monday, Non-Alliterative Tuesday, Wednesday Wash-Down, Thursday the Long Way, and Foraging Friday)
Thanks for reading and for all your support!