Cafe Society

Johnson & Wales chef Eric Stein dishes on vegetarian food (Denver has the worst), Michael Long (he's a genius) and peanut butter and jelly

This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Eric Stein, chef/instructor at Johnson & Wales. To read part one of that interview, click here.

Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I worked for a restaurant called Adesso in Providence, Rhode Island, that featured an open kitchen. One night while I was chopping parsley on the line during service, I shaved the nail right off my index finger. One of the line cooks yelled to me to put my hand above my head to slow the bleeding down, which I did. And then I promptly passed out right there on the line.

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Lori Midson
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