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





07 June 2014

"Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals" : Monkey See : NPR

Image: Dinah Fried/Courtesy of Harper Design

"In the opening pages of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca,the narrator lays out a feast for the imagination: "Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisp wedges of toast, and piping-hot, flaky scones. Sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavoured and quite delectable, and that very special gingerbread." Of course, the reader can't actually see these treats — and that's where graphic designer Dinah Fried comes in."

Interview: Dinah Fried, Author Of "Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals" : Monkey See : NPR

Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals
by Dinah Fried
Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design (April 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB3AB1Q

Available online at Amazon.com


06 May 2014

Beard Award Winners Announced - NYTimes.com


"The award for outstanding chef of the year was given to Nancy Silverton of Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, who joins Alice Waters, Lidia Bastianich and Judy Rodgers as the only women to win this top award since the program started in 1990. Barbara Lynch of Boston was named outstanding restaurateur. She is the second woman in a row to win this award, after Maguy Le Coze, who was the first ever last year."

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Beard Award Winners Announced - NYTimes.com