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Rocco V. The Culinary Gangs

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2008_12_rocco.jpgIn a profile on Rocco DiSpirito, the Times gets a number of food world personalities to explain why Rocco—who, we're reminded, was once compared to an upstart Thomas Keller—is being harassed by NYC's "culinary gangs." Choice quote from Gael Greene: "But somebody like Rocco, who is exceptionally gifted, seems to have thrown it all away — that’s why people are so upset about it.” Choice quote from Michael Ruhlman: "He’s this really brilliant guy, foodwise, who’s forsaken everything that he’s good at for something that he’s not good at.” And Rocco's great line: "'Well ... there’s been lots of therapy.'" [NYT via ENY]

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