Episode 30: Ambition and obsession in America's coolest kitchen
Author Kevin Alexander comes on to talk about the crazy rise and maturation of Gabriel Rucker, the chef in Portland who basically fathered America's farm-to-table dining revolution. Rucker's boozy story is the centerpiece of Kevin's Burn The Ice, which is the rarest of foodie books: The one I couldn't put down. I've known Kevin since 2008 and have watched him transform as well, from a struggling grad student to the James Beard winner who's the nation's best food writer. For full show notes head to https://www.paulkix.com/podcast.