This Week in Chef News
-According to a press release, Gavin Portsmouth will join Chai Trivedi in the kitchen as a Co-Chef at Pranna; the two previously worked together at the late Sapa. Read between the press lines: "The pair will continue to cook Pranna's travel-inspired Southeast Asian fare however, Gavin will lend his classical training to refine and balance Chai's instinct-driven interpretations of Asian street foods. This interesting collaboration means a lot of new menu items and an evolution of some of the existing dishes."
-One time rising star, "factually selective" memoirist, and former chef at Mix and Country and other restaurants no longer with us, Doug Psaltis is resurfacing in the West Village at Smith's.
-This probably isn't going to help make "money saving" any more enjoyable. In May, Sandra Lee will debut a new show on the Food Network called "Sandra's Money Saving Meals."
-David Chang has been nominated for one of Bravo's A-List awards.