#QuotableMondays: Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet Talks Jacques & Julia

#QuotableMondays: Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet Talks Jacques & Julia

Although he's seen his fair share of ups and down on Season 12 of Bravo TV's "Top Chef," Gregory Gourdet has made it all the way to the final three. I interviewed Gourdet for an upcoming piece at TheBacklot.com, which will be posted this Wednesday. Of all the irreverent weeks of themed shows, Gourdet says the Julia Child episode was one of his [...]

#QuotableMondays: Conflict Kitchen & Promoting Cultural Understanding

#QuotableMondays: Conflict Kitchen & Promoting Cultural Understanding

Can an food outlet actually double as an art project? In the case of Conflict Kitchen, yes. And it's generated some important political conversations along with it. The restaurant, located in Pittsburgh, serves up cuisine from countries with which the United States is in a state of conflict. That includes places like North Korea, Cuba and Iran, [...]

#QuotableMondays: Truth is Like a Mosaic [World AIDS Day]

#QuotableMondays: Truth is Like a Mosaic [World AIDS Day]

On a day of reflection for the 26th commemoration of World AIDS Day, we kick off ARTvision Atlanta's fund-raising season with a quote from a new artist presenting this year in support of Positive Impact. Dee Ruff, in her submission statement, talked a bit about how positive change and illumination do not always come in [...]

#QuotableMondays: ‘I’m Having a Relationship with My Pizza’ [VIDEO]

How many of you have felt this way? From the film "Eat Pray Love" and based on the book of the same name, Elizabeth (Julia Roberts) declares how she's no longer going to obsess over weight gain: http://youtu.be/bObjXY24Ei4 It's a great message to love yourself and your body as it is. But exercise—particularly after eating [...]

#QuotableMondays: ‘Create Community by Offering All You Have’ – DJ Donpasta

#QuotableMondays: ‘Create Community by Offering All You Have’ – DJ Donpasta

http://youtu.be/hrm7JNZT56k How is this the first I've ever heard of DJ Donpasta? Whatever chef cred I had should be revoked, clearly. Gliding between the soundtable and butcher block with gleeful ease, DJ Donpasta (otherwise known as Daniele de Michele, an author, DJ and exhibition cook) proves that, YES—you can be a master at many things. Michele [...]

#QuotableMondays: ‘Medicinal Purposes’ by Amy Neftzger

Author and researcher Amy Neftzger said the following: "Those pizzas I ate were for medicinal purposes." https://twitter.com/Pizzicare/status/288328336483160064 Loved the tongue-and-cheek quip from a fellow author who's active on social media and obviously of quick wit. After reading the quote—which got a graphic treatment from none other than Domino's pizza—I thought about changing two words to suit [...]

‘Pizza for Good’ #QuotableMondays: High-tech Pizza? Yes!

‘Pizza for Good’ #QuotableMondays: High-tech Pizza? Yes!

Now you can be impressed by technology AND enjoy pizza—at the same time! Pizza for Good is one of the most interactive, embedded-video-fancy eBooks on the market today. Buy it for the recipes, or go the whole 9 and throw a fund-raising party. There's also a print edition to complement the digital version, so... the [...]