Category: vice

I Ate Shabu-Shabu with Kristen Kish

Originally published on vice.com in May 2014 Though Kristen Kish is arguably one of the most prominent rising stars in the culinary world today—in my opinion—you would never know it upon meeting her. At 30 years old, there is a distinct maturity, relentless honesty, and complete lack of ego about the Top Chef: Seattlewinner that is uncharacteristic of both chefs and TV…

America’s First Water Sommelier Drinks Icebergs

Published on vice.com, November 19, 2013 I think tap water tastes like shit. I drink a lot of bottled water. But the first time I heard about Martin Riese—the German restaurant professional dubbed the “water sommelier”—I wanted to break something. Unless you’re a medically diagnosed supertaster, it seems like the flavors in our drinking water are, well, nonexistent. Unlike probably everyone else…