I cover a variety of topics related to food and food culture as a correspondent for the Boston Globe. I also write a weekly Q&A feature with authors, filmmakers, chefs, designers and other food personalities.
As the burgeoning field of neurogastronomy seeks to explain our preferences and perceptions of food, it finds the answers have as much to do with our minds, the environment, and the rest of our senses as it does with our sense of taste.
California chef Philip Tessier achieved an honor in 2017 that couldn’t have been imagined by the world’s culinary elite a few decades earlier. Tessier coached the team of American chefs, led by Matthew Peters, who won top prize at the Bocuse d’Or, an international culinary competition that is often called the Olympics of the food world. Two years earlier, Tessier competed himself, leading the United States team that earned a silver medal among 24 nations, also a first for the United States.
Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of interviews in which I, as James Franco, interview myself about topics of interest to me and James Franco. But mostly me. James Franco has appeared in 146 motion pictures. Most recently, he is the director and star of “The Disaster Artist.” I am a lazy person. Q: North End or South End? A: I guess that depends. Do you mean as a place to live or are you asking which has better restaurants? Or maybe which is overall more appealing to me?
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Selecting a term
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