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Chef Tom Herndon Uncovers Some Hidden Gems

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2018 by segarini

These are the small, unassuming places away from the well-worn footpaths of intrepid foodmeisters. Their name and location are often exposed in a hushed whisper over fancy coffee, “You have to try this place…before it gets discovered.” Writing a review for public consumption feels treasonous. But the place is SO impressive that one is compelled to share the news. I found two such gems in one week. A rare event, indeed.

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Chef Tom Herndon – RIP to the Bad Boy Chef

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2018 by segarini

Fuck depression.  Depression is the Donald Trump of disease. Doesn’t give a fuck who gets hurt as it crashes its way through peoples’ lives; indiscriminate, ruthless, deadly. Robin Williams, Kate Spade, and now Anthony Bourdain. Folks battling depression smile on the outside and inside they’re in a world of pain. But, to be successful in this miserable world, ya gotta buck up and make it work. Put on a happy face. I’m sorry, Chef. I’m sorry that in the face of having a lifetime dedicated to making extraordinary contributions to millions of passionate food enthusiasts across the planet, depression just didn’t give a shit and closed its cold, bony-ass fingers around your heart. Sixty-one years old?? Jesus. Depression, go fuck yourself.

You will be missed, Chef. You will NOT be forgotten.

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Chef Tom Herndon – Roasted Sausages with Grapes over French Green Lentils

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by segarini

Today, we’ve got Roasted Sausages with Grapes over French Green Lentils, the Incredible Jacob Collier with some jaw-dropping music, and news about a Blog….

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Chef Tom Herndon – Crowd Pleasers

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2018 by segarini

Always on the lookout for crowd pleasers, these three recipes fit the bill quite nicely. Beef, chicken and a lovely chopped salad full of surprises. Rave reviews all around.

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Chef Tom – Istanbul Part 2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2018 by segarini

Previously on Chef Tom’s Big Adventure:

Istanbul, Pt. 1
One of my favorite parts of my Big Adventure was engaging my fan base back home in voting. They would vote where I would go and what I would do, and even what I should eat. People ended up being able to vote for a good half dozen mini-adventures. In Istanbul they had to choose between two different food items for my lunch. I figured out early on to make choosing difficult, too, to play up each choice as exciting and compelling, so that it would be tough.

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Chef Tom Herndon – Barcelona: Flamenco and the State of Grace Known as Duende

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2018 by segarini

September 24

On my bucket list for Barcelona was seeing an authentic performance of Flamenco. What I meant was Flamenco in the style that’s been around for centuries, since the dance form was first introduced by Gypsies; flamenco, con duende! The style that catches you up in deep emotion, takes you on an excruciating journey, and leaves you feeling wrung out.

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Chef Tom’s Big Adventure: Barcelona

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2018 by segarini

Seafood!

21 September

In Barcelona a Marisqueria (seafood place) called La Peradata is a popular mini-chain of seafood restaurants. The one I found was in the village of El Born, near the Picasso Museum. What a wild place. Queue was 45 minutes in the sun. When I finally got in, the din was three bombs. I didn’t quite know what I was in for, the line was moving, I was getting closer and closer, and my heart was pounding. Will I figure this out by the time I get to the front of the line, or will I end up screwing the pooch?

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