Beaten, Seared and Sauced

I’m happy to offer your readers out there a real treat! This Thursday May 19th Jonathan Dixon author of Beaten, Seared and Sauced will be giving a talk along with food writer Andrew Friedman at the Museum of the City of New York. If you loved Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” or Bill Buford’s “Heat”, as I did- this is right up your alley.

Jonathan talks about his experience in the Culinary Institute of America and gives a behind the scenes look at the craziness that is the restaurant world in NYC . I’m especially psyched since Jonathan did one of his externships at Tabla, Danny Meyers Indian restaurant which sadly closed last year.

Jonathan has a slew of funny stories and I can’t wait to attend myself. Reservations are required so give a call (917) 492-3395 or email them at
The tickets are normally $12.00 but mention NYC Tastes and get them for $6.00! Hope to see some of you there!

Beaten, Seared and Sauced


Been there and wrote that. Actually, wrote two books after my time as a culinary school student: "Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood" at and the survival guide "Culinary School: 101 Things Every Culinary Student Should Know Before They Go" Both are on Amazon Kindle (which means they can be sold for a lot less than his paper-based book!).