The perfect dish? It’s all academic

first_imgThe career path of a chef today can take an interesting route, beginning as lowly stagiaire, and perhaps leading to chef-owner of an acclaimed restaurant or two, then books, endorsements, and television. Few have the opportunity to use a top university classroom as their stage.This year, Harvard University has gathered 12 of the most accomplished chefs from around the world to teach “Science and Cooking’’ at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Each lecturer presents a class to a group of 400 undergraduates. In an effort to allow some public access (and accommodate overflow students), each chef also presents a weekly seminar one evening. They kicked off last week with the world’s most talked-about chef, Ferran Adria of El Bulli restaurant in Spain, the man at the forefront of molecular gastronomy — though he prefers the term “avant garde cuisine…”Read more herelast_img read more

Dodgers say ‘extra rest’ led to choice of Hyun-Jin Ryu over Clayton Kershaw for NLDS opener

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s always easy to have Clayton on regular (rest) or have Clayton go 120 pitches or 125 pitches because he’s Clayton Kershaw. And he’s earned it. And he’s the best pitcher we have, and he’s shown it throughout his entire career,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.“The more responsible thing to the team and the organization is to do what’s right for the player and the team. And so it’s not always popular, but it’s something that we thought through a lot, and the decisions that I made throughout the year and the decisions we make on the roster reflect that. So regardless of how it plays out, we feel that this gives us the best chance to win in the first two games.”The deciding factor was being able to start each pitcher on extra rest (five days for both), Roberts said, and recognizing that “Game 1 is important, but so is Game 2.” The Dodgers started a pitcher on more than four days’ rest in 107 of 163 regular-season games.The Ryu-Kershaw move might be of more symbolic importance than strategic value. Kershaw will still be available to pitch an elimination game in Game 5 on regular rest if necessary – or start Game 1 of the next round on extra rest if the Dodgers eliminate the Braves early.“Well, everything is going to be on the table at that point in time,” Roberts said. “The only thing that’s guaranteed is the first three games. So if we get to that point, then we’ll have a discussion.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousAtlanta Braves warm up during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw, right, with Rich Hill, left, of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays around with his son Brice prior to workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays around with his son Brice prior to workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Andrew Friedman is the President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers, left, as Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks past during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A quiet Dodger stadium before the workout prior to game one of National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Brice Hill son of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill chases a baseball during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays around with his son Brice prior to workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes batting practice during a workout prior to Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw will start Game 2 of the best-of-five series, which begins Thursday night. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rick Honeycutt #40 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Andrew Friedman is the President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manny Machado, left, along with teammates Matt Kemp and Justin Turner during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, with Enrique Hernandez during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manny Machado, left, along with teammates Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, with Max Muncy during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, with Enrique Hernandez during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws a ball during practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles, ahead of Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Atlanta Braves coach Ron Washington, right, works with Charlie Culberson during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches his players during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Atlanta Braves Eric Young with his son Dallas Young as teammate Ozzie Albies #1 takers a picture during a workout prior to game one of National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Atlanta Braves warm up during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 37Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw passed each other at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday – and in the rotation.“Yesterday when I came in to work out, I asked Kersh if he was going to start Game 1, and he told me I was going to start Game 1 and he was going to start Game 2,” Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu said Wednesday, admitting that he had some idea that might not be the case. “From that point on, I was more focused on making sure I could do well tomorrow. So there wasn’t really like a huge conversation between me and Kersh.”The Dodgers have given Kershaw the ball every time they could in a significant game for years now – a franchise-record eight consecutive Opening Day starts, Game 1 in eight of a possible 10 postseason series since 2009. The only two times he didn’t start in Game 1 were the 2013 and 2016 National League Championship Series because he had pitched in the closeout game of the previous round.This time, though, the Dodgers will go with Ryu in Game 1 against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday despite the fact that Kershaw will have the standard four days’ rest since his most recent start (Saturday in San Francisco). Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Kershaw did not talk to the media at Wednesday’s workout, but the decision couldn’t have been easy for him to accept.“Clayton’s been very good with accepting whatever we ask of him,” Roberts said. “Obviously, he wanted to pitch Game 1 and expected to, but after talking to him and explaining our thoughts, he accepted it and he just said he’ll be ready to go for the second game.”Ryu will be making his first postseason appearance since 2014 – before elbow and shoulder surgeries sidetracked him for most of two seasons. He said he was gratified just to be on the playoff roster.“I’m very happy that the team trusted me and I would like to say that I’m going to go full throttle from the very first pitch in the very first inning tomorrow, make sure that I get my job done as the starting pitcher and put the team in the position where it can win,” Ryu said through his interpreter.“I’m going to make sure that from the very first pitch I’m very focused and concentrated.”ON THE SIDELINESShortstop Corey Seager was at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday continuing his rehab from hip and elbow surgeries this year.Seager said he was “excited” recently when he was cleared to take his workouts onto an elliptical for the first time since surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip. He continues to progress from Tommy John surgery and is on track to start a throwing program at some point this month.Seager said he still expects to be ready to play on Opening Day next spring.BRAVES CHOICESBraves manager Brian Snitker said veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez will start Game 2 against the Dodgers. But he has not named the remaining starters he will use in this series.“We’re kind of going to do as we’ve done in the past through the course of the year – just kind of wait and see how we get there,” he said of Game 3 in Atlanta.The Braves also have a decision to make on Dansby Swanson. The 24-year-old shortstop partially tore a ligament in his left hand and has not played since Sept. 25. It’s unlikely he makes the roster for the NLDS but the Braves have not ruled him out yet.“He’s still getting treatment,” Snitker said. “I’m not real optimistic right now. … The doctors are still at him and trying things today. But it’s still kind of a long shot.”Related Articleslast_img read more