Harold McGee

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill Gives Free Bypass Burgers to Obese Customers

    Fat? Eat for free! The aptly-named Heart Attack Grill in Arizona is giving free food to people who weigh over 350 pounds. The New York Daily News reports that the medically-themed restaurant features burgers named after heart surgeries, waitresses in sexy nurse uniforms, no diet soda, and fries cook ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Robin Wheeler Vito Racanelli Jr. of Onesto Pizza & Trattoria​Gut Check harvested a bumper crop of local food news this week. We reported on the West End Wok, a new eatery coming to the Central West End, compiled a list of links to all the restaurant openings being reported around town, ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 8.23-8.29

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Andrew Mark Veety: Andrew shared a brief history of Provel. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly made a Green Tomato Pie. Cupcake Project: Stef showed how to make Pink Frosting Without Food Coloring.

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    March 17, 2010

    Chef's Choice: Leanna Russo of BitterSweet Bakery

    Leanna Russo, owner and executive chef of BitterSweet Bakery, would much rather eat a bag of potato chips than anything sweet. "I was trained savory. I never studied anything pastry until I did my externship, and I hated it. No way will I do that. Ever. But I did. And here I am," she says while tak ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    A Food Writer's List of 10 Essential Food Books

    ​As much as I'd like to assemble a Top Ten Food Books of 2009 list, I'm so far behind in my reading that I'd struggle to compose a Top Ten Food Books of 2008 list. Best I can do for this year is two books. First, Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan. It's a cookbook, but you can -- and should ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2009
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    September 9, 2009
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    January 3, 2008
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    November 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11/21

    Gut Check plans to take a four-day holiday weekend. To compensate, a bonus-sized edition of the Morning Brew. Yesterday I mentioned the rising cost of beer in England. Turns out, it's a global problem. Mike links to a very good article from our friends at the Post-Dispatch ... More >>

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    October 3, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10/3

    In case you missed last night's post: This week's review, Keep It Down and Drink of the Week are now available online. Concerns about food safety could hold up passage of the new farm bill in Congress. (Washington Post) Rats prefer the organic biscuit and other cool notes on ... More >>

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    May 18, 2005

    Thought for Food

    Kitchen-science expert Harold McGee plays with food at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park