big Burrito is bringing modern Italian to Fox Chapel this spring.
Every year, the food industry and media come out with lists of things that will be the trends in the upcoming year. Sometimes the writers are correct—kale has been a “thing” for a few years now—while sometimes they miss the boat. Here are some things I have seen and how I feel about them.
My oldest child is a high school senior. As we move into December, I realize that we are crashing into lasts. Last Time We Decorate the Tree together. Last House Decoration Session. And Last Cookie Baking Session.
Chef Bill Fuller’s very first article for Eat.big outlines his Thanksgiving strategies, including recipes for turkey with stuffing, gravy, Brussels sprouts with aged Virginia ham, homemade cranberry sauce, crème brûlée and pear/apple crisp/cobbler. Like these enduring dishes, his T-Day battle plan still holds sway in the Fuller household.
This is the Silver Anniversary of Mad Mex. I often get asked about the secret to Mad Mex. Why do so many people like Mad Mex? What makes it continue to attract new customers while retaining current customers. My “short” answer is that Mad Mex appeals to everyone. Kids, teens, young adults, young professionals, dating couples, young families, mature families. Everyone can feel comfortable at Mad Mex. How do I know this? At this point, I have lived almost all those categories.
When my daughter first started eating solid foods, she ate pretty much everything we gave her. My pride knew that her advanced and adventurous palate reflected my passion for food. “Of course big Chef Bill Fuller’s firstborn eats everything! She was exposed in the womb to all sorts of deliciousness and her tastes evolved and solidified before she took a breath! She will be my lifelong adventurous eating buddy.”
August 2018 | Chef Bill Fuller lays out some helpful guidelines to make great BLTs and chopped salad with the bountiful summer vegetables that are available this time of year. Recipe: BLT Club With Chili-Peach Salad
July 2018 | People will love you more if you fry them chicken. Here are tips for fry oil, marinating and cooking. The recipe includes corn fritters, greens and honey hot sauce.
June 2018 | Chef Bill Fuller overcomes childhood aversions and embraces mushrooms. Recipe: Super Mad Mex Burrito with Portabello
May 2018 | “Like many people, I prefer different drinks in different seasons. Spring and summer drive me towards white and rose wines and gin cocktails, while fall and winter are for red wine and brown liquor. But through every season, tequila is king.” Recipes: Mad Mex Perfect and Grapefruit Basil Margaritas