Eric Ripert Cooks Radioactive Fish for David Letterman

Last night, Eric Ripert tried to cook some sole on the Late Show With David Letterman, but nothing comes easy when it comes to Dave.

First, Dave grills the Le Bernadin hottie on the general safety of seafood coming from Japan. When Ripert assures Dave that all his fish is checked for radiation, Dave brings out a Geiger counter and (horror of horrors) finds the fish to be "hot."

Dave then proceeds to wear the fish (perhaps in an homage to bad Father's Day gifts) as a brilliant but slimy necktie before "peeling" the skin off his aquatic friend and chucking it into the audience.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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