Steven "Chops" Smith Dishes on the Weirdest Thing He Ever Ate (It Smells Bad) and Why He Loves Japanese Cuisine
|Farm bird lollipops + snake bite hot sauce + bleu fondue|
Five words to describe Searsucker: Eclectic, fun, vibrant, soulful, energetic.
Favorite food smell: Anything being pickled.
Favorite cookbook and why: The French Laundry Cookbook. It changed me and the rest of America's culinary world.
Name an ingredient you love to cook with and explain why: Avocado. It's creamy, delicate and delicious. Have you ever had avocado-banana guacamole? Insanely rad.
Most over-rated ingredient: How does an ingredient get over-rated and who decides??
Most under-rated ingredient: Vinegar. I finish everything with it. It's all about balance.
Trend you like: Self-sustainability.