Calvin Trillin

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's Literary Orgasm Talks Shop at Miami Book Fair

    ​Do people read in South Florida? Scan the Floridian before 10 a.m. and note the absence of someone reading a newspaper, a book, or a magazine -- even in digital form. Over at Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, an employee made a comment while I was there a couple of weeks ago to the sole person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Adam Gopknik, Gael Greene, Ruth Reichl, Jonathan Gold, and More Convene at Key West Food Writing Seminar

    Greene famously slept with Elvis and ordered him an egg sandwich from room service. ​Foodies/literary geeks (often one and the same) might overdose on sensory/intellectual goodness when legends and legends in the making of the food-writing world convene in Key West for the 29th-annual Key West Lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere

    Got an interesting post or bit of news to share? Email it to Charlie and we'll include it in Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere.  Chef Chad Galiano, also known as Chadzilla, talks shu-mai dumplings made with koji aji, an MSG substitute.Jeff Eats takes issue with the Sun Sentinel's Best P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Five Familiar Dishes Done Right

    ​Everybody's a critic. Everybody's a rock 'n' roll guitar player. Everybody's an expert.  Problem is, most times, "everybody" isn't. They just can't do it. Not very well. Not very often. Not really.   Some dishes are like that, too. It seems almost every restaurant serves Caesar sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    The Daily Mouthful: On Chefs

    "When helicopters were snatching people from the grounds of the American embassy compound during the panic of the final Vietcong push into Saigon, I was sitting in front of the television set shouting, 'Get the chefs! Get the chefs!'"                 -- Cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Christmas In Qatar

    This poem by Calvin Trillin doesn't have much to do with food -- although there is a reference to reindeer cacciatore. We just like to include rhyme from time to time to make the blog seem classy. Christmas In Qatar Verse: The shopping starts, and every store's a zoo I'm frantic, too: I haven't got ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 27, 2007

    Livin' la Lima Loca

    Bye-bye, sushi; hello, ceviche at Las Totoritas

  • Dining

    March 4, 2004

    Dragon Flies

    It may be a strip mall, but the eats are almost perfect

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    Real Gone Daddy

    Memoirs capture the Zeitgeist of an era