Brokedinner puts Chef Michael Langdon on the grill!

Kareem Roberts

Kareem Roberts

Other 2nd August 2017

Brokedinner puts Chef Michael Langdon on the grill!

Brokedinner Grills Chef Michael Langdon
Hey guys! As chefs we actually do have spare time, believe it or not, and in mine I like to do a little bit of blogging over on my facebook page @thefoodfunnel. One of the things I do routinely is site down and hit chefs with 9 unorthodox questions and see what answers they can come up with. This time I had the opportunity to put one of the most respected chefs I have had the pleasure of chatting with. A progressive american chef with classical training, Michael A. Langdon is what we should all aspire to be. His ethos about cooking is down to earth and as sensible as it comes. He puts up the dishes I wish I had thought of, and I am sure many chefs feel the same way. Always respectable and well tempered when he posts the guy is almost disgustingly perfect. He is currently in the process of opening his new dining venture called Alter House, and I am sure we can expect to hear and see more great stuff from him in the future. Be sure to hit him up on instagram as well, not that he needs the promotion :)

With no further delay, lets get on the pass.
Brokedinner puts chef Michael A. Langdon on the grill
1. I'm vegan. You get one dish to make me regret all of my life decisions. What you cooking?
- A simple braise done right. Short Ribs, pomme puree, sherry glazed pearl onions, hericot vert, bacon lardons, red wine jus. It's comfort food.
2. Let's say I give you 3 eggs, 1 bell pepper, bone marrow, anchovies, and an orange. What can you make me?
- Fucked if I know. That's an odd combination. Odd probably make a perfect omelette, spread the vine marrow on toast, and wash it down with some fresh squeezed O.J. while I contemplated what to do with the rest.
3. What are the first 3 words that pop into your head when I say the following : molecular gastronomy
- It's. Fucking. Dead.
4. What is the most important cooking technique up your sleeve and why?
- Vegetable Cookery. It's limitless, and overlooked, and when done incorrectly voids all of basic nutrients.
5. You are overbooked on a Saturday night and down 2 chefs. Fortunately you are fully prepped up. What are you doing 15 minutes before service?
- Finishing premeal and line-check and walking outside for a quick smoke to prepare myself for the fuckery that awaits and going over my mental game plan to ensure an exceptional service.
6. Predict the future. What's gonna be the next cooking trend?
- The next trend, which is already here. Cutting out corporate broadliners and going right to the farmer so you can educate people on where their food comes from. I think people in America are becoming more and more aware that processed food is poison and Monsanto and GMO foods are killing us. People want healthier options. No hormones. No pesticides.
7. You have to feed 150 people with 20 bucks. How?
- Soup. Easy. Garnish to compliment.
8. Best chef in the world. Commit to a name.
- Impossible for me to answer. So many Chefs are on such different journeys. I admire Dan Barber tremendously for his beliefs.
9. You are gonna be stuck on a deserted island for 2 years and you can either take a knife that never gets dull or a box of neverending matches. Pick one.
- You can't build a shelter with matches. Give me the knife. I'll figure out the rest.
/endgrill
And there you have it! Its good to see him giving Dan Barber props because thats a personal favourite of mine as well! Be sure to give Michael some support by sharing this post and letting people know just how awesome he is overall. And it helps my blog as well :) I will be back in a few days with the next entry and I will try to do this twice a week depending on the feedback and demand from you guys! Dont be afraid to make a suggestion or request for anyone you think needs to be on the grill! This is a democratic series of sorts :) Be sure to like, comment, share, and like my page guys! Respect and prosperity to you all! And thanks alot Michael for taking your time to support!
~brokedinner
* holds on for life to dreams travelling at 9fold escape velocity*

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