On the Back Burner

Kitchen tales wear well. Anything, after all, that’s set behind the scenes and revolves around plates of food, glorious food, in constant degrees of preparation, can’t help but grab your gut...literally, figuratively and in every way possible. Fried: Surviving Two Centuries in Restaurants is a new, foodie-friendly history/memoir/personal tall-tale by Steve Lerach that revolves around restaurant culture: where it came from, and what goes on in the scullery while you’re eating in the dining room.

Lerach, who teaches at the Art Institutes International Minnesota after more than thirty years of kitchen experience, will discuss and sign copies of his book tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street; for details, go to www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-436-1070. And for an interview with Lerach, go to http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2008/10/fit_to_be_fried_an_interview_w.php.
Thu., Oct. 16, 2008

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