Edibles & Potables: “The Bear,” or can the chef go home again?

<div>Edibles & Potables: “The Bear,” or can the chef go home again?</div>

Since your digital correspondent rarely watches television, he must rely on Wikipedia to explain why you should consider doing so.

The Bear is an American drama television series created by Christopher Storer. It premiered on FX on Hulu on June 23, 2022, and stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Abby Elliott. The series received critical acclaim. On July 14, 2022, it was renewed for a second season.

A young chef from the world of fine dining comes home to Chicago to run his family’s Italian beef sandwich shop.

Okay, I know; professional obligations and all. Besides, “The Bear” might be interesting enough for me to join the crowd, just this once.

Granted, TV’s not my bag, but I do read a lot, and look forward each week to The San Francisco Chronicle’s “Bite Curious with Soleil Ho” e-mail newsletter. Last week Ho was off, and associate food critic Cesar Hernandez contributed these thoughts about “The Bear” (warning:...Read more