12 September 2016

The Story Behind Our Most Requested Recipe Ever - The New York Times


"When Marian Burros, a longtime food reporter for The New York Times, first wrote about the plum torte in September 1983, no one expected it to become the most requested recipe, and among the most beloved, in the history of the newspaper." NYT

The Story Behind Our Most Requested Recipe Ever - The New York Times


Italian Grows Forgotten Fruit. What She Preserves Is a Culture. - The New York Times


"...Ms. Dalla Ragione’s initiative to preserve dwindling varieties is not unique in Italy, but San Lorenzo and its surroundings have provided an especially vital trove of diversity..."

Italian Grows Forgotten Fruit. What She Preserves Is a Culture. - The New York Times

30 August 2016

Savoring the Foods and Family Traditions of Summers Past - The New York Times


"Over the last few months, we’ve asked readers across the country to tell about their own summer food traditions, the kinds built over the years on vacations and reunions and long weekends eating outdoors." The New York Times

Savoring the Foods and Family Traditions of Summers Past - The New York Times




03 August 2016

Refrigerator Pickles: Summer Fruit, All Sealed Up - WSJ


"Crisp, refreshing and unbelievably easy, refrigerator pickles make the most of summer’s fruit harvest. Recipes for pickled grapes, cantaloupe and watermelon rind are only the beginning. Here’s what you can make with the results":


Refrigerator Pickles: Summer Fruit, All Sealed Up - WSJ





10 July 2016

Four Seasons, Lunch Spot for Manhattan’s Prime Movers, Moves On

"...Food historians now see it as the starting point for a series of trends that came to define American dining: the cult of freshness and organically grown ingredients, which Alice Waters embraced at Chez Panisse; the inventive interpretation of regional American dishes, which became known as New American cooking; the international blending of styles and ingredients, later described as fusion..."

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Four Seasons, Lunch Spot for Manhattan’s Prime Movers, Moves On






06 July 2016

Tarts: A Summer Getaway for the Chef - WSJ


...“You can take anything like turnip greens, spinach, mushrooms or heirloom tomatoes with a basil pesto and put them in a tart shell. Or, take some olive oil-poached tuna, chop it and lightly saute it and tuck it in the tart on top of some shaved zucchini.”...

Tarts: A Summer Getaway for the Chef - WSJ





13 June 2016

Osteria Francescana Is Named the World's Best Restaurant - Bloomberg


"The restaurants on the 2016 list were picked by a total of almost 1,000 members of the industry, including restaurateurs, chefs, writers and gourmets. The group is divided into 27 regional panels, each with 36 members. They are asked to choose their seven "best restaurant experiences"—it is not a laurel based on food alone. The ceremony took place at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan—the first time it has taken place outside of London since its founding in 2002..."

Osteria Francescana Is Named the World's Best Restaurant - Bloomberg



11 June 2016

Rhode Island Clam Cakes | SAVEUR

"The Rhode Island clamcake may not be as well known as Louisiana gumbo or Carolina barbecue, but it’s every bit as part of our national culinary fabric."
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Rhode Island Clam Cakes | SAVEUR



Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It



..."In Food and the City, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider’s journey into New York’s pulsating food scene alongside the men and women who call it home. Dominique Ansel declares what great good fortune led him to make the first cronut. Lenny Berk explains why Woody Allen’s mother would allow only him to slice her lox at Zabar’s."...

Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It

by Ina Yalof
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 31, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399168923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399168925
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches

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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."
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'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