This week we present to you another Great Miami Food Blogger: ER Gagit!
How long have you been blogging about food?
I have been blogging about food for about five years but have thought about it before Zagat beat me too it 30 years ago.In one of my first jobs, I had a boss that planned every trip about restaurants on our trips in the United States. .After that I got another job with a company in which, I traveled the United States and Europe and planned my own restaurant excursions.My friends told me that I should write about my Food Experiences for other travelers but I saw no future in that. I continued to travel all over the United States, Europe, and Asia and always related my experiences to my friends and by then this guy named Zagat started his restaurant rating business, I guess it was a good way to make a living.About 15 years ago I moved to Florida and traveled to the Caribbean and then South America always planning dinner as my top priority. About 5 years ago , I read a Zagat review of a restaurant in the Miami area rated a 28 and after eating their and almost gagging on the food,I began writing my own blog, http://www.gagit.net, Let the Truth be Told.!!!!
Where does your passion for food come from?
My passion for food came about on my travels as I continually searched for the best of the best,and I was fortunate enough to follow this persuit of Food.
What is the best meal you’ve ever had?
My best meals are divided by two distinct eras, Jamin , Joel Robuchon’s three star Michelin restaurant in Paris and Paul Bocuse’s three star Michelin in Lyon, where what I considered the pinnacle of eating experiences. And now in this era, my experience at Noma in Copenhagen, The Fat Duck in Bray England , and D.O. M in Sao Paulo, Brazil are as significant as the restaurants of the 80′s.
What is your favorite restaurant in the whole world?
See above for my bucket list fulfilled including El Bulli .
If you could live in another food city which would it be
I love Miami but I love to eat in Paris
What can’t you go on a week without eating?
I can but why?
Name one ingredient we will always find in your fridge
If you could add a restaurant to Miami which one would it be and why
Italian , Alforno, Providence ,Rhode Island,Grilled Pizza and as good as Italian as any one would want.
Which pop-up would you like to see come to town?
After eating a few weeks ago at Pok Pok in Brooklyn New York and also Portland Oregon , Thai food with flavors that do not exist in Miami.
Who’s your favorite local chef
I am friends personally with many local Chefs and really do not want to call any one of them a favorite for they all make Miami special for my wife Londa and myself..However, I feel that Timon Ballo of Sugarcanerawbar should be recognized for stepping into new grounds in Mid -Town and creating a menu that matches the excitement of the restaurant,especially his famous Chicken. Timon left any ego at the door and is dedicated himself to total customer satisfaction.
Do you cook and if so where did you learn
Cook ? Whats that?
What’s your favorite cookbook
Cookbook? Whats that?
What’s your favorite food related book
Least favorite is Zagat, hate him!!!
One food trend you would like to see dissapear
I am Pork Bellied out!!!
Favorite drink Alcoholic and non alcoholic
Wet and Cold