John Gorham Readies Toro Bravo Cookbook

John Gorham

John Gorham of Toro Bravo, Tasty N Son’s and Interurban, is moving into a new venture with his first book, “The Making Breaking and Riding of a Bull”. McSweeney’s Press, publisher of Lucky Peach and The Mission Street Food cookbooks, has agreed to be the publisher. If all goes according to plan, it will hit the streets in the Fall of 2013.


Your thoughts are welcome

  1. mike says

    Dude needs to spend less time writing cookbooks and spinning records at Interurban and more time fixing very spotty service at Interurban (happening right before his eyes as he spun records) and a few pretty average dishes (although a few were also typically great for a Gorham spot).

    Caesar was tasteless
    Onion soup was too sweet for my taste and, much more importantly, was more like thick mud than soup.
    Pork plate was super tasty but not hot (possibly intentional; not sure)

    Did I mention the service?

  2. Joisey says

    So one of the dishes you didn’t like due to your taste and the other you weren’t sure about. Got it.

    And what was bad about the service that should have been noticed?

  3. says

    So, I can see how it would be easy to make the book overpriced, and with a 2013 release date, that’s a wait about on par with the restaurant. But how does he plan to make the book intolerably noisy?

  4. freddybacon says

    great chef = great food
    great food = business
    business = lots of bodies
    lots of bodies = wait time…
    wait time + lots of bodies = noise

    but…..i guess if you dropped the book in a quiet room, you could make the book noisy. (wont find that in a gorham restaurant)

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