Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do I Know You?!

Last night I was watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations show on The Food Channel. I don't usually watch that show, but this one was about him in Chicago so how could I not watch it? :) They were talking about a restaurant called Moto and then they showed the head chef and I suddenly sat straight up thinking "I KNOW that guy! Where do I know him from?!" Then they said his name was Homaro Cantu and it clicked. My daughter went to preschool last year with his daughter and I saw him repeatedly at drop-off/pick-up! This man has been on Iron Chef! Wow. I can't believe I didn't know he was a big fancy chef.

Actually, I can believe I didn't know; I just can't believe no one at the school told me. I didn't make any best friends there, but I did become friendly with a few of the moms. I have never been to Moto and probably will never go. I know there are people out there (you may be one of them) who are true "foodies" and really get into exotic cuisine, but I am not one of them. Sure I like to try new things, but a 10 course dinner that costs over $100 per person and includes a "cuban cigar" that you can eat is definitely not for me. I have no desire to try foie gras or even caviar. How do you feel about the fancy stuff?

I am not trying to prove a point here, but dinner is (another) frozen pizza. LOL My daughter picked this one, it is her favorite: Tombstone Garlic Bread Cheese Pizza. I am feeling lazy and I don't feel like cooking. My daughter is finally back in school after a 5 day weekend; last Thursday and Friday were teacher meetings and yesterday was Columbus Day - ugh! I am SO happy to be back to my routine.

Happy eating!


  1. interesting about the chef! I'm with you too; I'm not one to go to really fancy places or have the desire to; I'm always worried I'm ordering the wrong thing and the wait staff realizes my lack of food experience; I do better at family style restaurants!

    pizza is always a great idea for dinner :)


  2. We had school on Columbus day here, I love to try new things and some of the fancy things- but there are some that I wouldn't be to excited to try, and you named 2 of them :)
    We love Iron Chef, that is so neat :)

  3. I didn't happen to watch his show last night, but I love Anthony Bourdain! How cool that you know the chef he had on!

    As far as high end cuisine goes, I'd try a lot of it, but I'm not very adventurous when it comes to meat. I won't eat any wild game, organ meats or anything raw. It might be delicious, but I can't wrap my mind around it.

  4. Anthony Bourdain rocks!!

    And it's okay, we have a lot of frozen pizza here.

  5. Small world, huh?! That's pretty exciting! I also love Anthony Bourdain - his shows are interesting and he delves into not only the food, but also the culture of the exotic places he visits.

    I do like to see how the other half lives once in a while! But I have to try to distinguish between paying for a meal or paying for image. But my restaurant choices are probably what most consider moderately-priced - the only really fancy meal I ever had was a 9-course deal while on a business trip to Toronto, and that was paid for by someone else! ;)