New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country.
Whether you’re taking a trip to Louisville and looking for a great place to eat (
Ed Lee’s restaurant, duh), or are a Charlottesville local who wants to know which chefs you can defend to the self-righteous hometown death (particularly if they secure a spot on Top Chef or Chopped), we’re here to give you the heads up on which chefs you need to know in your city — and why.
This week’s edition?
Top 10 Chefs You Should Know: Cleveland. Certain hometown are the first to admit there’s just a touch of chain restaurant addiction plaguing The Cleve, and perhaps more than a touch of general, area-wide kvetching about how much “downtown” “fine dining” costs. For the uninitiated of the Cleveland food scene, start forking over your hard-earned cash at these chefs’ restaurants. For those of you who already know and love these guys, brush your shoulders off. James Beard Award-winning authors
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Jornal do Brasil: Congressman Who Sent Photos Of Underwear On Twitter Will Resign
While Brasilian media
took the time to report the Weiner scandal, they did nothing to embellish it (or indulge in any "Weiner" jokes, for obvious language reasons). They went with the straightforward AFP story.
El País (Spain): Congressman Resigns Due To Sex Photo Scandal
"Two press conferences and two fiascos," begins the original report from Spain's largest newspaper.
While the story remains mostly straightfoward, we would be remiss not to note the scantily-clad male in what appears to be a cell phone ad to Weiner's left.
Aftonbladet (Sweden): In This Photograph, He Was Naked In The Congressional Gym
Aftonbladet, the Swedish tabloid perhaps most famous in the US for once hiring Wikileaks'
Julian Assange, jumped all over the increasingly embarrassing photo leaks during the scandal. This report begins (according to Google Translate) "there are many ways to pose in the gym," and goes on to explain how TMZ came about the photos. Now, I don't really speak Swedish, but I'm pretty sure I know what "penispolitikern" means.
Le Monde (France): Democrat Anthony Weiner: The New Target Of New York Tabloids
The French didn't take very well to the way Americans treated IMF head
Dominique Strauss-Kahn when he was caught sexually harassing a hotel employee, and Le Monde did not hesitate to take out their frustrations on Weiner. In fact, the former IMF chair is the first to be named in the article, which notes that he has been relegated to the back pages of our newspapers thanks to Weiner. The article also comically explains why Weinergate is particularly funny to Americans: "his English name is pronounced the same way as the sausage used in hot dogs and is also a synonym for 'penis.'"
Bild (Germany): The Sex-Sausage Resigns
That title comes to us courtesy of
Google Translate, though it doesn't seem to be entirely incorrect, or out of character for the wacky tabloid Bild. The bold headlines say things to the effect of "Now the Weiner-Sausage is Limp!" and explains the pressure from Democrats to resign.
Aksam (Turkey): I Have Online Sex, But I Will Not Resign
Turkish Paper Aksam has yet to report on the resignation, but did have a humorous take on Weiner's initial declining to step down. It also published the photos of 26-year-old
Meagan Broussard and highlighted his tears at the first press conference.
Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russia): No Weiner, But Christie Helicoper Mayhem
Well, this was a
bizarre editorial choice: for some reason, Russian paper Komsomolskaya Pravda ran no stories pertaining to the great debacle that was the Weiner story, but took the time to publish an in-depth analysis of the time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a helicopter to his son's baseball game. Scandal priorities must be inverted on the other side of the world.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia): Not Nearly Enough Weiner Hoo-Ha
Our friends down under understandably warmed up to the pun potential of Weiner's last name more than other non-English speaking countries. The
had a field day with this one. Columnist Morning Herald Paul Sheehan takes us on an etymological voyage through the many euphemisms for "penis" before attacking Fox News for its take on Weinergate. Hm, wonder what side of the political spectrum he falls on?