Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. All About the Celebrity Chefs. This week has brought a number of (actually) interesting interviews with big chefs. For instance, Eater National interviewed David Kinch about the sta ... More >>
1. The critics take on Modernist Cuisine. As SFoodie mentioned yesterday, Nathan Myhrvold's 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine is now out, and most of the big papers are running reviews today. Legendary cookbook author Michael Ruhlman, writing in the New York Times, and Washington Post contributor Andr ... More >>
mrswheelbarrow.comDIY pancetta from Charcutepalooza co-creator Cathy Barrow.What happens when you combine meat, salt, and time? Evidently, a cultural phenomenon.
Late last year, bloggers Cathy Barrow of Mrs Wheelbarrow's Kitchen and Kim Foster of The Yummy Mummy got talking on the subject o ... More >>
Alex HochmanAziza's Louis Maldonado, left, and Mourad Lahlou act out their love for Joyce Goldstein.In choosing a greatest hits collection of Times recipes dating back to the 1850s for her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser took on a daunting task. Just as daunting was t ... More >>
Amazon.comAmanda Hesser.East Coast food scribe Amanda Hesser (food52, the New York Times, Cooking for Mr. Latte) is helping raise money for kid-centric writing center 826 Valencia via a special two-hour seminar called "The Art of Food Writing" at the Women's Building Nov. 7. If you've ever wo ... More >>
Former New York Times editor and current columnist Amanda Hesser will celebrate the release of The Essential New York Times Cookbook in San Francisco in just the right way, by hosting an "ultimate potluck cocktail brunch" thrown by SF Food Wars.
While SFFW is known for its lively culinary battle ... More >>
Look hard -- see the ginormous "L" on his forehead?Food52, a new food networking Web site from ex-New York Times food editor Amanda Hesser, has plans to publish a cookbook of its contributor's recipes. In the meantime, it's hosting a curious Tournament of Cookbooks. Bracketed just like a spor ... More >>