Amanda Hesser

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    A Celebrity Chef Roundup, Moms Fight Back Against Foodie Culture

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Inspecting Modernist Cuisine, Preventing Recipe Theft, Sympathizing for the Guy

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Charcutepalooza: Bloggers' Meat-Cure Challenge Ups the Stakes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Amanda Hesser Talks Food Writing at 826 Valencia Benefit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    NYT Cookbook Ultimate Potluck Draws SF Chefs and Mixologists

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Coi's Daniel Patterson Referees a Cookbook Smackdown. Guess Who the Loser Is?

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 2, 2005

    Tacos and Gimlets

    Treating the author of Julie & Julia to a little taste of San Francisco

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    January 7, 2004
  • Dining

    May 21, 2003

    Readings and Eatings

    Literary events lead us to the perfect neighborhood restaurant

  • Dining

    May 14, 2003

    Entrez au Jardin

    A brief encounter with the author of Cooking for Mr. Latte at Jardinière

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