Richman Takes Italian Lessons From Benno

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After the Times ran a slideshow from inside Lincoln’s kitchen, GQ does the same, but even better than the slideshow is a video in which Benno teaches Alan Richman how to make spaghetti al pomodoro and eggplant alla parmigiana. For a food critic, Richman is amusingly wide-eyed: “Can I stop a moment? Why the hell do people put bay leaf in food? What does it do?” [GQ]