10 December 2014

Best Cookbooks Of 2014 Offer Tastes And Tales From Around The Globe : NPR


From NPR:

"2014 was a year for faraway cuisines to take up residence in U.S. kitchens — cookbook authors cast their nets for flavors from Paris, the Middle East and Southeast Asia; from the ancient spice routes and every point in between."

Best Cookbooks Of 2014 Offer Tastes And Tales From Around The Globe : NPR

Cookbooks available at Amazon.












30 November 2014

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food




In a rush during the holidays and  want to make a tasty meal fast?

Or know someone who should know how to make great food quick?

Mark Bittman's newest cookbook (and more) may be your solution:

"How to Cook Everything Fast is a book of kitchen innovations. Time management— the essential principle of fast cooking— is woven into revolutionary recipes that do the thinking for you. You’ll learn how to take advantage of downtime to prepare vegetables while a soup simmers or toast croutons while whisking a dressing. Just cook as you read—and let the recipes guide you quickly and easily toward a delicious result..."

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food
by Mark Bittman
Hardcover: 1056 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2 edition (October 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470936304
ISBN-13: 978-0470936306
Product Dimensions: 8 x 2.4 x 9 inches

Available online at Amazon.


18 November 2014

Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States - NYTimes.com

From The New York Times:

"We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). These are our picks for the feast. Dig in, then tell us yours."

Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States - NYTimes.com







08 November 2014

Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help : The Salt : NPR



..."If you're like us, the prospect of cooking for a group — or contributing a dish to the holiday meal — this time of year can cause some anxiety..."

Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help : The Salt : NPR


A Visit to the Kitchen of Legendary Cookbook Editor Judith Jones - WSJ - WSJ


As an editor, Judith Jones introduced the world to food legends like Julia Child, James Beard and Marcella Hazan. Here she shares a recipe from her latest book, ‘Love Me, Feed Me,’ a collection of dishes you can share with your dog..."


A Visit to the Kitchen of Legendary Cookbook Editor Judith Jones - WSJ - WSJ






26 October 2014

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate - NYTimes.com


..."The findings support recent research linking flavanols, especially epicatechin, to improved blood circulation, heart health and memory in mice, snails and humans. But experts said the new study, although involving only 37 participants and partly funded by Mars Inc., the chocolate company, goes further and was a well-controlled, randomized trial led by experienced researchers..."

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate - NYTimes.com

and..

Sippable Molten Chocolate à la Française and an Ancient Chinese Kitchen Staple Revamped








23 October 2014

(Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet - NYTimes.com

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

"...I get this. I’m a worrier, too, though I tend to expend my neurotic energy on different topics. The overall environment means that you’re pretty much on your own if you try to eat healthfully in spite of the system, and you must take up that battle through a dozen or more decisions each day. But there are two big decisions that can put you on the right path and help you largely steer clear of antibiotics, excess sugar, unwanted chemicals, animal cruelty, and more...."



(Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet - NYTimes.com




09 October 2014

Heritage by Sean Block


Soon to be released:

Heritage

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan (October 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579654630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579654634

"...Brock’s interpretation of Southern favorites like Pickled Shrimp, Hoppin’ John, and Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake sit alongside recipes for Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Tomato Gravy, and Baked Sea Island Red Peas. This is a very personal book, with headnotes that explain Brock’s background and give context to his food and essays in which he shares his admiration for the purveyors and ingredients he cherishes..."

Available online at Amazon.com





20 September 2014

Anthony Bourdain's Full Plate - WSJ


For all of you Anthony Bourdain fans!

..."He earned his title: He spent nearly 30 years as a cook and a chef before writing his best-selling book "Kitchen Confidential" in 2000. That led to a series of television shows. His current show, "Parts Unknown" on CNN, which has won three Emmy Awards, provides a look at the culture and cuisine of different cities world-wide; its fourth season begins on Sept. 28."...

Anthony Bourdain's Full Plate - WSJ


17 September 2014

The New, Reimagined Rainbow Room Is High Tech, Familiar - Bloomberg



Finally, the re-opening is in sight.

"...First step was to shake off the dust: All chandeliers and sconces have been spiffed, shined, and fully restored; new crystal curtains (yes, real crystal) have replaced old fabrics; and white gold has been painted on the ceiling's famous dome..."

The New, Reimagined Rainbow Room Is High Tech, Familiar - Bloomberg


30 July 2014

What Makes a Superfood? - WSJ


"The term superfood made its way into the popular lexicon about 15 years ago but there is no formal definition for it, says Dr. Hagen. "The term is often used to grab your attention or sell you something, so I would say, buyer beware," he says. "Even for foods that have been studied, the data is modest, slim or none at all."

What Makes a Superfood? - WSJ








15 July 2014

Your Summer Cooking Tool Kit - NYTimes.com



"COOKS BREATHE a collective sigh of relief at the height of summer. All the luscious fruits and vegetables you’ve been craving for months are at their peak, and nobody wants or expects you to spend all day in the kitchen wrestling with them."

Your Summer Cooking Tool Kit - NYTimes.com




25 June 2014

New Ice Cream Cookbooks - WSJ



Just in time for summer,

"REMEMBER WHEN ordering butter pecan seemed so grown up? Times have changed, and judging by all the ice cream-themed cookbooks hitting shelves this summer, so has the scope of our ice-cream dreams." Read more at:

New Ice Cream Cookbooks - WSJ



"Coolhaus Ice Cream Book"


"Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop"


"The Soda Fountain: Floats, Sundaes, Egg Creams & More"


and


"Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts"


are available online at


Amazon.com