Modernist Cuisine At Home, Nathan Myhrvold's scaled-down version of his six-volume opus Modernist Cuisine, was supposed to be the molecular gastronomy manual for the home cook -- though according to an account from Grubstreet writer Matthew Latkiewicz, it wasn't exactly the easiest manual to follow. ... More >>
Edible Schoolyard has teamed up with UC Berkeley to bring us the second year of Edible Education 103, a series of Tuesday night lectures about food and agriculture with a different guest lecturer each week. The lectures are moderated by Knight Professor of Journalism and general god-among-foodies, M ... More >>
Is this the future of cookbooks? (Cross your fingers.)Yesterday, the New York edition of Grub Street published a great essay by Hugh Merwin on the bright future of cookbooks, even as more and more readers are switching to e-readers and bookstores are flailing.
Cookbook sales are still strong, an ... More >>
The literary food writer, circa 1973.Yesterday, I came across two essays about the self-indulgent language that I and my species ― I'm talking food writers here ― are as drawn to as we are to lardo and feculent-smelling French cheese. Overwriting is hardly a new flaw among our kind. Have you ... More >>
Modernist CuisineJust think: Buy the $500 nerdus opus at Omnivore, and you'll get to meet the principal author. What started as one former techie's quest to master sous-vide cooking developed into a hyper-ambitious, sprawling compendium of virtually every modern culinary technique. Former Mic ... More >>
poopscape/FlickrBring your slavish adoration.Anthony Bourdain will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for one day only ― tomorrow. Leave your bags of weed and coke at home, please. The best way to catch sight of him? In the morning, at Book Passage in the Ferry Building. The event starts at 1 ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the food blogs.
You asked for it: Grub Street New York published its Grub Report earlier this week. Think of it as a Twitpic of the state of the nation's restaurants, captured, collectively, by about a dozen critics. Anthony Bourdain, Jonathan Gold, Gael Greene, Ed L ... More >>
Ready for last ritesFans of Jack Falstaff may be savoring their memories of the plush jewelbox (Saturday is slated as its final night). But any postmortem should ponder that fact that, according to original chef James Ormsby, the downtown eatery may have been doomed -- at least as a glittery upscale ... More >>