June 15, 2012 |
James Beard award-winning food writer John T. Edge has worked hot dog carts in the French Quarter and in his hometown of Oxford, Miss., and indulged in street food around the world, so when it came to surveying the mobile eats in the United States, he was in his element. The New York Times' "United Tastes" columnist and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi lovingly immersed himself in the research for The Truck Food Cookbook (Workman)
June 7, 2012 |
Rachael Ray, the Queen of Quick Meals, has dubbed herself the Queen of Burgers with her new book, The Book of Burger (Atria Books, $24.99), released Tuesday. The popular host of TV's Rachael Ray Show will be signing copies Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wegman's in King of Prussia. Described by her publisher as "the ultimate collection of more than 200 recipes for burgers, sliders, sloppies, fries and sides," it offers her own favorite recipes along with those from other chefs who have competed in her Burger Bash in South Beach.
May 10, 2012 |
Cakelove in the Morning By Warren Brown Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $24.95 Reviewed by Robin Currie Before you start planning Mom's breakfast in bed, check out Warren Brown's just-released cookbook, Cakelove in the Morning. Brown, who gave up a law career to pursue his love of baking, opened his first bakery, Cakelove, in 2002 in Washington. He has since opened several sites in the D.C. area, and has two previous books, Cakelove: How to Bake Cakes from Scratch and United Cakes of America.
March 25, 2012 |
Last week, late one morning on a break from class, Emily Ansara Baines could be found seated at a table in the cafeteria of the Los Angeles-area school where she works as a substitute teacher. She was not eating Mockingjay flatbread crackers, or Prim's basil-wrapped goat cheese balls, or Rue's roasted parsnips, although she could tell you how to make them if you asked. Baines is the author of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook (Adams Media, $19.95), a food-centric fan's tribute to the mega-selling Suzanne Collins trilogy.
March 18, 2012 |
It was 20 years ago that I left Chateau du Fey, the 16th-century castle in Burgundy where I'd spent a magical year working for my culinary degree at Anne Willan's École de Cuisine La Varenne. As a stagiaire translating French cooking classes for the English-speaking students, this was my springboard into the world of food. I had the run of the estate, from the wine cellar to the vast cookbook library to the walled potager garden. I knew where they kept the truffles.
March 8, 2012
An article Tuesday about the sale of Julie Dannenbaum's kitchen equipment misidentified the leadership of the Philadelphia chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Cookbook author Aliza Green, a founder of the chapter, is president and Kathy Gold of Haddonfield is first vice president. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
February 23, 2012 |
Before she even put down her bag or said hello, Libbie Summers was compelled to comment on the bright, minimal vibe at the La Colombe near City Hall. It's just her way: For the cookbook author, culinary producer, blogger, and food stylist, aesthetics are tied into everything she does. "On the train I was writing notes about radishes and white lace and spring onions," she says. "I can't help it, my head goes crazy!" The Savannah, Ga., resident was in town for a few days this month, promoting the recent release of The Whole Hog Cookbook , her first solo title.
January 26, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - It's not often that you see a picture of an author swigging from a flask in a cookbook, but that's exactly what Evan George, one-half of the L.A.-based food blogging duo known as Hot Knives, is doing on the back cover of the pair's new vegetarian cookbook, Salad Daze . And wait a minute: What's his partner Alex Brown smoking in that picture anyway? It better be medicinal. Irreverence is key to why the Hot Knives boys, both 29, got a cookbook deal in the first place.
January 19, 2012 |
Instead of bedtime stories, cookbook author Nina Simonds heard tales of the delicious meals her father ate on the road. An advertising executive, Simonds' father traveled often from the family's home in Andover, Mass., to cities such as San Francisco and New York, where he relished the restaurants, especially Chinese. "My father just adored food," says Simonds, 59, who, though she has nary a trace of Asian heritage in her family tree, became a premier author of Asian cookbooks in the United States.
December 15, 2011 |
Adventures With Chocolate by Paul A. Young (Kyle Books, $24.95) From across the pond, this London artisan chocolatier gives us Adventures With Chocolate , and what an adventure it is. It offers excellent tips on choosing chocolate, directions on tempering chocolate, and even a master class in chocolate tasting. This is not your mother's cookbook. Young's interesting flavor combinations will have you whipping up everything from truffles - ancho chile with lime, Aztec spiced, or gingerbread - to libations perfect for a holiday party.