Singer David Gray, currently on tour promoting his new album, dishes about road food, the dishes he misses and the Southern classic he just can't wrap his head around.
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Tacos. Tattoos. Top Chef. Just another normal day at Eatocracy headquarters. Cooking is notably one of the great tattooed occupations, and when we received word that chef Bryan Voltaggio was getting his fifth tattoo, we decided to go above and beyond the call of journalistic duty and go along for the ride. The editorial team that tattoos together stays together. (It will all make sense in a second.)
Might we note that Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of VOLT restaurant in Frederick, Maryland - which has earned three-stars reviews from both The Washington Post and Washingtonian. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and proud protégé of culinary mastermind Charlie Palmer, Voltaggio also competed on season six of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he was runner-up.
Without further ado, food and drink: meet food and ink.
Five Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them: Bryan Voltaggio
iReporter Knox Jennings snapped a picture of this sign while he was traveling in Slidell, Louisiana on August 16th, before going on to eat some shrimp in Bon Secour, Alabama.
He told iReport editor Nicole Saidi, "I know definitely that the people down there who've lived for generations shrimping and fishing need to make a living, and I know that I trust the government to tell me the truth, believe it or not, about the food. Unless I get an alert that it's dangerous, I'm going to eat it."
"Hi, my name is Danielle & I am going to eat eggs until the day I die. I don't care if I die from bad eggs or just cholesterol, but either way I love an egg. I am going to have eggs, fried, boiled, scrambled, and with cheese. Give me my eggs please. I might even get a divorce when I get married because my husband Mike is going to be tired of me cooking eggs ALL the time for breakfast, lunch & dinner....but I love eggs more than Michael." - FROM EGGS WITH LOVE FROM EGGS WITH LOVE
And Edith Massey sure loved her eggs. Enjoy one of the very, very few safe for work scenes from John Waters' 'Pink Flamingos'.
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A Congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on ensuring the safety of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the massive oil spill there.
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Juuuust in case you haven't gotten a chance to crack out of your shell today, 380 million eggs have been recalled over fears of salmonella.