I’m not much for biographies. They are usually way too long and exceed my interest in their subjects by far. That’s why I like Casey Ellis’s 4 Questions 4 series of notable food professional interviews.
Unlike Bill Buford or Michael Ruhlman who create sagas by cataloging the minutia of their subjects’ childhood food phobias, professional influences and food allergies, Ellis keeps it short and sweet. In fact, her interviews are the perfect length to read while you’re waiting for a fresh pot of coffee to drip.
Among my favourite interviews by Casey:
• Gary Kunz (not someone whose name I knew before but an interesting block, just the same!)