28 April 2016

'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food : The Salt : NPR


"Tubman's role as a professional cook, which provided her with a much-needed source of money in her long and poverty-stricken life, has often been overlooked."
From NPR:

'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food : The Salt : NPR






27 March 2016

The Evolution of Canned Food and Drink In 38 Pictures


Where do those canned goods come from?

..."Canned food has its origins in the Napoleonic wars, where the French government recognized that finding a way to preserve food for their soldiers would be incredibly useful in the field. Rudimentary processes were put into place before the end of the war."...


The Evolution of Canned Food and Drink In 38 Pictures


15 March 2016

England’s 20-Year-Old ‘Two Fat Ladies’ is Still the Best Cooking Show Ever Made | SAVEUR


"If you want to watch a master in the kitchen convince you that yes, you really can make this beautiful-looking thing, go watch Ina. If you want to know why a recipe works, geek out with Alton Brown. If you want to make the perfect omelette, Jacques Pepin’s reruns are there for you. But if you want to learn how to relish something, to really, truly love food and what it means to sit around a table, no one shows you better than the Two Fat Ladies."

More:  

England’s 20-Year-Old ‘Two Fat Ladies’ is Still the Best Cooking Show Ever Made | SAVEUR




09 March 2016

The A-to-Z Guide to Cheese—Plus Pungent Pairings - WSJ


Thanks to an increase in artisan production and major advances in aging and marketing, the options at your local cheese counter are better, broader and bolder than ever before. Here’s what you should be noshing on now:

The A-to-Z Guide to Cheese—Plus Pungent Pairings - WSJ


17 February 2016

'No Place For Discontent': A History Of The Family Dinner In America : The Salt : NPR


"...Whether you feel warm and fuzzy or grit your teeth at the thought, the family dinner is an opportunity for familial communication that didn't always exist. As dining as a family became an institution in American life, it evolved from being a time for restraint to being a time for expression — an evolution visible in art and film..."


'No Place For Discontent': A History Of The Family Dinner In America : The Salt : NPR

16 February 2016

Is urban farming only for rich hipsters?


Is urban farming only for rich hipsters?"...For urban agriculture to move beyond serving a niche group of people and make a real impact on the global food system, it will have to engage a wider demographic..."

Read article at theguardian.com



















25 January 2016

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science


New York Times Bestseller: A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.

"... In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new―but simple―techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more..."


The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

Hardcover

by J. Kenji L√≥pez-Alt

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (September 21, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393081087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393081084
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.8 x 10.8 inches

Available at Amazon




07 January 2016

New Dietary Guidelines Urge Less Sugar for All and Less Meat for Boys and Men


"New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday urge Americans to drastically cut back on sugar, and for the first time have singled out teenage boys and men for eating too much meat.

Read more:

New Dietary Guidelines Urge Less Sugar for All and Less Meat for Boys and Men

The Guidelines:



16 December 2015

Cook Your Own Adventure: 11 Cookbooks For Kitchen Dreamers


"This year's cookbooks point to big dreams in the kitchen, and a kind of comfort with concepts once considered the province of professional cooks — ingredients from those last few shelves you haven't explored at your Asian grocery store, recipes that foreground umami flavors, make-at-home doughs for croissant and brioche, and, in a charming twist, recipes for chicken (that most unexotic of birds) that travel to every corner of the globe..."

Read more:

Cook Your Own Adventure: 11 Cookbooks For Kitchen Dreamers

Book available at AMAZON.com


08 December 2015

"Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers" by Thug Kitchen


From the duo behind New York Times bestseller, Thug Kitchen, comes the next installment of kick-ass recipes with a side of attitude. Thug Kitchen: Party Grub answers the question that they have heard most from their fans: How the hell are you supposed to eat healthy when you hang around with a bunch of assholes who couldn't care less about what they stuff in their face? The answer: You make a bomb-ass plant-based dish from Thug Kitchen. Featuring over 100 recipes for every occasion, Party Grub combines exciting, healthy food with easy-to-follow directions and damn entertaining commentary. 

Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers

Thug Kitchen (Author)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (October 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623366321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623366322
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

Available from Amazon.


11 November 2015

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!



A recent publication and already a bestseller, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper! by Ree Drummond is...

"...For families juggling school, work, and a host of other time-consuming daily obligations, the idea of making dinner from scratch can be daunting. Ree Drummond makes it easy for families to make simple, scrumptious, homemade meals with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime! includes delicious, easy-to-make recipes for comfort classics, 16-minute meals, freezer-friendly food, as well as soups, main dish salads, and a favorite of her own family: breakfast for dinner.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!

Hardcover – October 20, 2015

21 October 2015

Museum of Food and Drink Takes a Look at Flavor - The New York Times


'“What makes your favorite food so delicious?” the text on a large free-standing panel near the entrance asks. The one-word answer: “Chemicals.”

The word is deflating. It’s a little like being told that the human soul has a specific atomic weight. Chemicals? Yuck.'

Museum of Food and Drink Takes a Look at Flavor - The New York Times






19 September 2015

Food52/Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook


"Genius recipes surprise us and make us rethink the way we cook. They might involve an unexpectedly simple technique, debunk a kitchen myth, or apply a familiar ingredient in a new way. They’re handed down by luminaries of the food world and become their legacies. And, once we’ve folded them into our repertoires, they make us feel pretty genius too. In this collection are 100 of the smartest and most remarkable ones."

Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook

by Kristen Miglore

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (April 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607747979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607747970
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.3 x 10.3 inches

Available online at Amazon.




15 September 2015

The Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe We’ve Ever Tried - WSJ


"There’s more to life than chocolate-chip. Nutty and even nutritious, an oatmeal cookie done right is a joy. Here’s how, in a recipe from newly opened Sadelle’s, in Manhattan—to our minds, the one to beat."

The Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe We’ve Ever Tried - WSJ