Back around Christmas, Iron Chef Michael Symon approached Scene restaurant critic Doug Trattner with a question: Can I get a little help with my new cookbook?
“Of course I said yes,” says Trattner. “My secret plan of sucking up to Symon in print all these years has finally paid off!”
The book, titled Carnivore: A Modern-Day Meat Bible, is due out this fall. It’s the celebrity chef’s second tome, following 2009’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen. Trattner describes his duties as falling somewhere between a ghost writer and an editor.
“He is actually a great writer,” Trattner says. “He manages to imbue his words with the same passion, candor, and humor that he is known for in real life. My role is to put the final polish on those words.” Trattner declined to confirm whether he is being compensated in beef-cheek pierogies.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.