Lots of Punk’s news is coming just around the bend, so here’s a great article for you to read while you wait.
This a fascinating profile from the New Yorker about Grant Achatz, an acclaimed, cutting-edge chef (actually, molecular gastronomist) in Chicago who nearly loses his tongue to cancer.
In 2002, the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant reviewer gave Trio four stars; a year later, the James Beard Foundation named Achatz its Rising Star Chef. A month or two after that, a tiny lesion appeared midway along the left side of Achatz’s tongue.
D.T. Max’s profile presents Achatz’s remarkable personal story and in doing so explores the intimate relationship between a chef and his most important tool — his tongue.