Play “Ask the Chef” with Michael Ruhlman

We are pleased to introduce ChopSizzlePop’s “Ask the Chef” Interview Series—a fun way to give our readers access to notable chefs and food experts. This is your chance to have your burning questions answered by those who know BEST.

• ChopSizzlePop! secures interview with a chef
• Each ChopSizzlePop! reader may submit one question to ask our guest expert
• Submit question to or post it to our comments or facebook page
• We will compile your questions and “Ask the Chef” (first come, first served)
• Tune in to ChopSizzlePop! to read answers to your questions
• Ask anything (although we will have to pitch inappropriate questions)

Our first “Ask the Chef” guest: MICHAEL RUHLMAN
Deadline for your questions: 11:00am this Thursday (9/29)
Michael Ruhlman’s answers posted: Next week

If any of you are not yet familiar with Michael Ruhlman, he is one of the BEST food writers of our time. Trained by the Culinary Institute of America, the words of this chef/author can be found in The New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Saveur and in nearly 20 books. His work with Thomas Keller and The French Laundry Family includes four masterful books, and his title The Soul of a Chef: The Pursuit of Perfection is widely considered a food bible. He recently released Ruhlman’s Twenty showcasing his top 20 culinary techniques.

Michael is no stranger to Columbus. For those of you in Ohio, you may recall that he visited our town during Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” which did not showcase the culinary scene of Columbus in a superb light. Michael and his friend Les Jacobs were asked back by Jim Budros, Steve Stover and Rich Terapak for a “re-do” and taken to places like North Market, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Pistacia Vera, City Barbeque, Alana’s and more. Michael referred to this guru group as the “Columbus Food Mafia” and experienced Columbus in a new way (article about this in Edible Columbus, Spring 2011). Feel free to ask Michael the dirt about the “re-do” and his updated thoughts about Columbus.

ChopSizzlePop! will be giving a copy of his latest book Ruhlman’s Twenty to a lucky member on our email list in the coming weeks. Be sure to sign-up for our weekly email updates to be entered in the drawing.

So join the fun and submit a question for Michael Ruhlman to before this Thursday at 11:00am.

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