Friday, June 12, 2009

taste the poetry

In 1985, Brooklyn-born Michael Schlow traded a baseball scholarship and a 92 mile-an-hour fastball for a set of Wusthof knives and a place at the Academy of Culinary Arts in New Jersey.

It marked the beginning of a journey that has led to opening Radius [Boston] in January of 1999, which has garnered such awards as Best New Restaurant 2000 by Food & Wine Magazine, the James Beard Award of Excellence for "Best Chef in the Northeast" in May, 2000, and a place in Gourmet's 50 Best American Restaurants list, September, 2001.
Chef Schlow has made numerous appearances on network and cable television food shows. He actively supports benefits and charities... He often visits to cook at the James Beard House in NYC, and has participated in culinary events in France, Spain, Italy, Hawaii, Canada, and Australia.
Michael is most proud of having cooked dinner, not once but twice, for Julia Child on her birthday. He calls Westwood, MA, home, but remains a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan. (Around Boston, he keeps that last bit under wraps.)* Over a breakfast bowl of berries, cherries and flax I received an invite to meet the Award-winning Chef & Restauratuer, Michael Schlow, at Craft to "experience his cuisine and learn about current projects." I am beyond excited...

*Biography courtesy of Chef 2 Chef.

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