September 6, 2012
HERE ARE some recipes, printed verbatim (unless otherwise indicated) from cookbooks in Guillermo Tellez Cruz and Sandi Foxx-Jones' collections. CHEESE BLINTZES WITH LINGONBERRIES For the crepes: 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking For the filling: 1/2 pound cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 pound farmer's cheese, at...
September 6, 2012 |
This summer my family joined first lady Michelle Obama in battling obesity by eating homegrown food from pots on our deck: 47 cherry tomatoes, 13 jalapeños, 8 cucumbers, and various herbs. We accomplished this without hiring a gardening staff. But now the 2012-13 academic year is upon us, bringing with it a different culinary challenge: wedging nutritious dinners into the tempo of life containing homework, afternoon sports, and parental work schedules. Add to that a renewed focus on moving children toward healthier meal choices by involving them in the cooking or growing process.
August 30, 2012
ARE YOU a fantastic home cook or do you know one? We think great dishes are being served in kitchens around the Delaware Valley. While we love our celebrity chefs, we want to celebrate the home cooks who serve a great meal without a prep person, dishwasher or exotically stocked walk-in refrigerator. Every month, "Top Cooks" will spotlight a home-cooking whiz and one of their recipes. Tell us about your Top Cook, their signature dish and how they work it in the kitchen. Featured cooks also will receive a cookbook or other prize for participating.
August 28, 2012 |
ANOTHER SIGN that the apocalypse is upon us. Snooki had a baby. The reality-TV star and her fiancé, Jionni LaValle , welcomed 6-pound 5-ounce Lorenzo Dominic LaValle at just before 3 a.m. Sunday at St. Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, N.J., MTV said. In a birth announcement for the ages, a Snooki rep said, "The world just got another Guido!!! Nicole, Jionni & Enzo are doing great!" MTV congratulated Snooki and Jionni and looked toward pimping out the newborn on "Jersey Shore.
July 12, 2012
Marion Cunningham, 90, the home-cooking champion whose legacy can be found in the food-spattered pages of Fannie Farmer cookbooks in kitchens across America, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, a family friend told the San Francisco Chronicle. Best known for her revisions of the classic The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, in 1979 and again in 1990, Ms. Cunningham also wrote several other books, including The Breakfast Book, Cooking With Children, and Lost Recipes.
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.