Linecook to 2010: ‘I Was Your Bitch’

By
Chef Richie Nakano and son Colton.

"2010, you were a motherfucker. Without a doubt, you have been the most difficult 12 months of my life. If we were cellmates, you would've had me in lipstick. I was your bitch. 2010, you ambushed me in the dark, shoved my face up against the mirror, and forced me to look at myself for who and what I am. I fucking hate you 2010. And I am forever indebted to you for everything that you gave me." — Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen) rounding out the year with a blog post recounting how the experiences of the past year "forced [him] to be better." [Line Cook]