Yes, I know it gets tiresome when we continuously champion our favorite chefs, but I just had to share this series of videos I recently found on the internet. In them Jason Marcus, executive chef of Traif, one of the L Mag’s top five Brooklyn restaurants of 2010, makes his delicious bacon donuts for one Josh Ozersky. Now, I used to work with Mr. Ozersky over at the sadly defunct Feedbag and he is not one to lavish hype on hip new Brooklyn restaurants. He did, however, seem to enjoy his puffy donuts that had been sprinkled with bacon and served with coffee ice cream.
One of the best moments, however, is when Jason (one of the more intellectual and talented chefs working in NYC today) recounts a clandestine exchange of non-kosher goods between himself and a nervous Hasidic man. It’s a funny thought to consider that if I see an unmarked package delivered to a man in a van, it might just be some pork belly and shrimp cocktail.