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Recipe: Senegalese Chicken with Red Palm Coconut Rice

Posted September 18, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
Pierre & Jennifer's Senegalese Chicken Thighs

This comforting one-pot meal comes to us by way of Brooklyn-based chef Pierre Thiam’s latest homage to his native birthplace, Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl.

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The Best Cookbooks of 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]

This year’s cookbooks illustrate how the world of cooking, at home and in pro kitchens has expanded. We have a new culinary vocabulary from which to build dishes and many gifted authors are keen to share.

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Yotam Ottolenghi Dishes on Four Recipes from “Plenty More”

Posted October 28, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

We never seem to get enough of Yotam Ottolenghi. The chef and cookbook author has released four exceedingly popular cookbooks including Plenty, Jerusalem, Ottolenghi and his latest, Plenty More. Last week, he dropped by for a long chat about his cooking style, the use of color on the plate and what the heck to do with kohlrabi. Here are a few outtakes from his conversation with Evan …

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What Will Be the Next Food Trend?

Posted July 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]

What will be the next food trend?

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Event: David Tanis Comes to Town

Posted March 29, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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David Tanis, former Chez Panisse Chef, current City Kitchen Columnist for the NY Times and noted cookbook author, is coming to town and many doors are being flung open to welcome him.

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Books on Food: 12 Reads for the Long Run

Posted December 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
books for the long run

These books are an eclectic group from gifted authors whose recipes, tips, instruction and/or explanation of techniques will edify the way you look at ingredients and how you transform them into meals. Look at these authors like the mentors they are and embrace what they have to say. This was the hardest category to narrow down. I get literally hundreds of books a year …

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The Best Culinary Reads of 2013

Posted December 12, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
books for reading

Some food books aren’t cookbooks.  They can be reference works or omnibus volumes or inspirational books that straddle the line between cookbook, history and personal voyage. There were so many great ones this year, which is terrific for we readers, so I apologize if I’ve left out your favorite. My absolute favorite culinary read of the year were Bill Buford’s essays found in the giant …

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In Defense of the Uncookable Cookbook: Eight Books That Will Inspire You

Posted December 11, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

I get an average of 200 cookbooks a year sent to me. Yes, it’s like a dream, occasionally a nightmare actually. Sometimes so many arrive in one day that I start to fantasize about making furniture out of them. But this year was an order of magnitude of not only the quantity of books, but the quality. It was the year the coffee table …

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Exploring the Culinary Fringes with Dana Goodyear

Posted November 14, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Food critics are a notoriously picky bunch. Because once you’ve tried veal Parmesan dozens of times, it gets boring to write about again and again. You want to go deeper, dig harder, and find the types of food that most of us have never heard of, or never thought anyone actually eats.
That’s what Dana Goodyear does in her new book about the foodies who …

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Marcella Hazan, My Mentor

Posted September 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Marcella Hazan died this past weekend.  She was a monumental, irresistible force, a cultural crusader of the best kind.  Opinionated, severe if provoked – the whistle she brandished in classes became legendary.  And yet, for a generation of home cooks she became the Italian aunt we wished we had.
You know how people talk about being hit by a lightening bolt of love at first …