Jake Tilson/FlickrHarold McGee.Seeing him wax poetic on TV about fat-on-fat with Anthony Bourdain is but a taste of author Harold McGee's knowledge. At an upcoming Q&A session, you can ask the master of food science lingering questions about the "why" of cooking. McGee is headed to Omnivore B ... More >>
In The Lost Art of Real Cooking (Penguin Group, $18.95), a special kind of cookbook from authors Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger, you won't find any recipes involving boneless, skinless chicken breasts or cans of soup, or cutesy abbreviations for larder staples. Instead, this work celebrates ... More >>
After an 1879 tour of Europe's great cities, Mark Twain returned to the States eager to savor the native American foods he'd most missed while away, making him what some blogger might call an O.L., or Original Locavore. In his first book, Twain's Feast (Penguin Press, $25.95), Andrew Beahrs ... More >>
At a Gourmet-sponsored event at Copia years ago, some guests were a little surprised at how soft spoken Ruth Reichl can be onstage. Find out for yourself later this month, when Reichl will be on stage at the S.F. Jewish Community Center, talking about her latest book, For You Mom, Finally (Pe ... More >>
"George Orwell 1984 Print Set" by Shepard Fairey Shepard was commissioned by Penguin Books to give his take on two Orwell Classics, 1984 and Animal Farm. The book set was sold in the UK along with a print set, and that print set is now here in the US and will be available for purchase on the Obey G ... More >>
Inez Ruin splits her 1970s youth between her rigid mom's L.A. and her swingin' dad's S.F.