check out his posts over at eater.com
he's obviously talented, if he has a huge ego he has enough tact to appear self-effacing (in public, at least), is very funny and extremely hard working.
but, he's a chef. and i kind of love chefs, but i these days prefer to like them from afar. they're just impossible to date. you never see them and even when you do, you never want them to cook for you, seeing as they do too much of it during the day as it is. for as good as you know they are with their hands, they can be clumsy in bed. and for as much as i like cooking, there's nothing that makes me feel more inadequate than cooking for someone who actually knows how to do it. (i will note that i make some awesome lentil soup. and braised lamb shanks are SO my thing.)
but we both really love pork. and, in the end, isn't that what really matters?
eater dropped the news today that he'll be leaving his places in capable hands while he pursues other ventures. he claims he'll still be in the kitchen, but i think the days are numbered on my secret fantasy of him sending out some comped hamachi and asking me out to dinner during a late night visit to ssam bar.
sigh. we'll always have pork.