Andrew Zimmern Opens Restaurant, Diners Beware

“Waiter, if this is the deconstructed chicken pot pie, I fear asking for a doggy bag.”

That is one disapproving/sleepy Chippy, Ada C. Photo by Dan Cole.

Comments

  1. wuyizidi says:

    Oh no’s, is that what they mean by raw food?

  2. 260Oakley says:

    From the latest episode of Hell’s Chicken. Feathers are gonna fly.

  3. so sad!!!! so wrong!!!! (and so cute!!! ;) )

  4. Hon Glad says:

    Chick Au Vin.

  5. Rebecca says:

    This is sort of off topic, but Andrew Zimmern used to live one house over from me until he moved two years ago to a nicer house (I’m assuming it’s a nicer house b/c if you are AZ, why wouldn’t you move to a nicer house?). He had a pug named Pretzel that he would walk in front of our house and Pretzel drove our dog crazy ( I was therefore often alerted to AZ’s presence in front of our house).

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Egg drop soup, perhaps?

  7. The chicken little special.

  8. arrg! What’s to moderate? chicken? Little? by the way the chicken is a floofy one, so cute and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the kind with TOE FLOOF!
    signed,
    Ded from teh qte

  9. Not cute!!

  10. Claire Z says:

    Le Coo-Set

  11. You look so good I could just EAT YOU UP!

  12. Jerilyn says:

    That’s one tender chicken! Or a hot chick. Or an entree at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Or a vegetarian-izer (not to be confused with an appetizer!!!) Chicken tartare? OMG, I’ve totally lost my mind… again… Sigh.

  13. cathybat says:

    wonder if young haggis would be as cute.

  14. tracylee says:

    ooh! let’s do more of these!

    adorable deconstructions:
    veal parmesean
    mutton and mint jelly
    BLT
    Terducken!

    I really could take this too far…

  15. StormCat42 says:

    OH Oakley, you are slaying me!!! And Jerilyn, you’re running a close 2nd there!!!

  16. *plink plink* eye capsules!

  17. I will save him! Poor baby

  18. Hope he pecks your tongue!

  19. Katiedid says:

    260Oakley! You stoled my egg drop soup joke!!!! *shakey fist*

  20. Oh it must be “nouvelle cuisine” from Paris, they are so “avant garde” and all of that kind of things.

  21. bucketgirl says:

    @tracylee – if you have any more chicken or egg ideas, post ‘em. I’ll see to it that the photog hears about them. :)

  22. That’s not pot pie, that’s chick-in-salad!

  23. A chick in every pot!

  24. tracylee says:

    right on, bucketgirl! get a piggeh and we can do a whole breakfast layout… set an orange in a glass and a hoglet-n-eggbert on a plate? or is that too… something..?

    set chickie in one of those little egg cups? (I asked for soft boiled, not soft fluffy!)
    put a brick hat on him? (chicken under a brick)
    a line of repeating chicks and eggs? which came first?
    Mother and Child Reunion (Chinese dish that inspired Paul Simon’s song) – chicken + eggie in one dish
    salad bowl with chick in the middle… see J’s above.. chick-in-salad (bwah hah hahhah!)

  25. Love it!!!! Addin all the puns and it’s ttooo much win!!

    But will no one mention my all time fav remedy… chicken soup?

  26. Look how big the peas are compared to the chick!!

  27. 260Oakley says:

    @tracylee
    How about chick with a crown = Chicken a la King
    (could also be a chick with a slightly outrageous hairdo, then it would be Chicken a la Don King)

  28. Everytime I see a little chick now, it reminds me of the clip “Disco lies” from Moby where you see plenty of little chick-chick roaming around; plus a really big one chasing after KFC’s guy for obvious reasons (…).

  29. This reminds me of a classic still life painting, with the little bits of things scattered on the table. But one would have to call this a “warm, wiggling, and cheeping” life.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Basket-fruits-1622.jpg

  30. victoreia says:

    I didn’t know Le Cruset (sp?) made such small pots! Or that they came with disapproving chicks!

    Can I find that one at Executive Chef?

  31. skippymom says:

    The relative sizes of things in this picture are making my brain all confused. If that’s a normal-size chick, and those are normal-size peas, that must be the smallest Le Creuset pot in the world?
    Then again, I’ve had a severe head cold for a week, and I’m feeling pretty confused in general. Hmm, I could go for some soup–let’s see, what kind, now?

  32. skippymom says:

    Hey, these little pots are called cocottes, and they cost $80. And no, Victoreia, sadly they seem not to actually come with chicks.

  33. The non-vegetarian version of chick-peas

  34. chanpon says:

    He disapproves of being in your pot pie!

  35. bucketgirl says:

    Haha great ideas! We usually describe this photo as Chippy Soup, but I like the idea of Chippy Pot Pie. Maybe we can do another one with a little crust on his head. Or Chippy and Dumplings.

    Yes, that pot is a real cast iron Le Creuset, and actually that size. I got it in my stocking a few years back.

  36. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    um 260Oakley:

    (Note # 1:
    anyone who thinks, that this is intended as a distinction about racial differences…please believe me when I say that TRULY is not where I’m from)

    in re. Don King’s coiffure: “SLIGHTLY” outrageous ????? WT********???

    I nevvah knew, that you DO understatement.
    I thought you were all about the BLUNT ones.

    (Note #2: BLUNT JOKES, NOT the slightly shorter marijuana thinggies)

    Kudos. (KuDAS to a gal?)

  37. stirring the pot. HEH

    (with a chick inside =P)

  38. :twisted: “Very funny! Now get me out of here!” says little chickie :twisted:

  39. crashnandicoot says:

    it’s why i’m vegetarian. Like I could eat that!

  40. Rebecca 05.25.10 at 10:27 am
    This is sort of off topic, but Andrew Zimmern used to live one house over from me until he moved two years ago to a nicer house (I’m assuming it’s a nicer house b/c if you are AZ, why wouldn’t you move to a nicer house?). He had a pug named Pretzel that he would walk in front of our house and Pretzel drove our dog crazy ( I was therefore often alerted to AZ’s presence in front of our house).
    _____________________

    So is AZ a nice guy? He seems like he would be.

  41. Fleurdamour says:

    Talk about free range.

  42. aquasaline says:

    I’ve always heard chicken soup will cure what ails ya – and ya know? I feel better just looking at that little pot o’ chicken!

  43. tracylee says:

    bucketgirl, that musta been a mammoth stocking…

  44. That chick looks just like Madaline Albright.

  45. I am here to read 260Oakley. ROFLmyArseOff.

  46. Absolute, utter disapproval! I approve of this message.

  47. Oh, Jerilyn, you had to go there… In that case-SO LONG & THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH!

  48. psychethos says:

    It makes me uncomfortable when food is this cute.

  49. Food that bites back! Me scoop him up and run.

  50. spacebunny says:

    I once unwittingly ordered a deconstructed caesar salad at a fancy restaurant once. I was all like WTF? when it arrived. Unchopped romaine lettuce still attached at the stem, a stain of dressing, and one anchovy laid across the lettuce. Weird. And overpriced.

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