Chodorow, While Still Bitter, Lifts Ban on Platt

Adam Platt and Frank Bruni are no longer banned from Jeffrey Chodorows restaurants. Even though, says the restaurateur, Platt missed the whole point of Wild Salmon. [Restaurant Girl]
Related: Salmon Cured? [NYM]

In a revealing interview, Marco Pierre White takes a stand against the star-chef game: Can you imagine: You take your wife out to my restaurant for dinner, and I'm not behind the stove. You find out I'm in America how would you feel when you've just done $1,200 for dinner? It's a sour taste, isn't it? [Salon]

Thomas Keller announces that he isnt really the man at Per Se: I [speak] as someone who is somewhat detached from it because it is a Jonathan Benno restaurant. [MSN]

Chefs vent about doing big charity events: My favorite are food festivals where people pay $400-$1200 to walk around, get wasted, get a free promotional bag from say the Costa Rican Travel Commission and then barf. I love those. [Snack]

A citywide cocktail competition was held yesterday at the Institute of Culinary Education, and the winner was Blue Smokes Porch Swing (Pimms, Hendricks gin, and lemonade.) [NYS]

Time Inc. launches a Website that rounds up all the recipes from some of its lifestyle titles, including Coastal Living, Sunset, Cooking Light, and Health. [Chow]