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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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Our Latest Cookbook Club Pick is Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller

Posted August 18, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Our latest pick addresses a common dilemma at the office. How do you make the work lunch exciting?

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Our Latest Cookbook Club Pick is Down South by Donald Link

Posted March 26, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
Down South

After tasting Chef Donald Link’s deceptively simple plate of crab pasta at last year’s Alex’s Lemonade Food Tasting benefit I became obsessed with learning more about his food. His book is our latest Cookbook Club pick.

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Recipe: Scarpetta Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Posted January 24, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week on Good Food, Evan speaks with Scott Conant, a judge on Chopped on the Food Network and the chef who helms five branches of his restaurant Scarpetta nationwide. Last year he released The Scarpetta Cookbook which includes a recipe for his famous bowl of pasta.

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Our Latest Cookbook Club Pick is The Breakfast Bible by Seb Emina

Posted January 13, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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There is something intimate about breakfast, whether you’re alone slathering butter over a piece of toast, or part of the morning chaos of a family unit chomping on cereal and slurping up milk. Breakfast is how we write the first sentence of the narrative of our day and weekends are my favorite time to indulge in a proper, over-the-top plate of bacon and eggs. …

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Recipe: Ivan Ramen’s Dashi Maki Tamago

Posted January 10, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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This fluffy, layered, slightly sweet omelet is served in market stalls throughout Japan, and has an important place on the table at New Year’s Day celebratory feasts. The omelet is a mixture of eggs, dashi, and soy sauce, cooked in a rectangular pan in thin layers that are rolled up over one another.

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Ivan Ramen’s Shio Ramen: A 41-Page Recipe Challenge

Posted January 10, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

When I first started reading Ivan Orkin’s memoir-cookbook Ivan Ramen I was immediately engaged with his story. He shares the arc of his life thus far, how Japan works its magic on him, he falls in love (twice) has children and forges a life in Tokyo. It’s dramatic, sad, life affirming and unusual. His voice leaps from the page.
Then I arrived at the cookbook. …

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Recipe: Chicken with Pomegranate and Walnuts from the Balaboosta Cookbook

Posted December 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Mom’s Chicken with Pomegranate & Walnuts

If you have ever been tasked with separating pomegranate arils from their white pithy interior, you will sympathize with chef Einat Admony who as a child would spend days cracking and separating a case of pomegranates for her mother’s famous marmalade. This recipe for Chicken with Pomegranate and Walnut (inspired by Admony’s mother) requires sorting 10 cups of pomegranate seeds. “If, for some crazy reason, …

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Books on Food: 12 Reads for the Long Run

Posted December 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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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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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 …