Category Archives: chef

Game, the Chef’s Field to Table Cookbook

If I can’t be fishing or hunting, I want to be in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jim Harrison Hunting can be a fraught topic. Some of my most favorite and least favorite people seem to do … Continue reading

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner…Life

The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker; an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb, and an impeccable sense of balance.   Bryan Miller Missy Robbins has … Continue reading

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The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

His cook is his chief merit. The world visits his dinners, not him. Moliere And I suppose, depending on your party or your president, you can say the same about the White House. There are all kinds of anecdotes about … Continue reading

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The Underground Culinary Tour

I never eat in a restaurant that’s over a hundred feet off the ground and won’t stand still. Calvin Trillin Chef’s are stars and restaurants are their stages, and who doesn’t love a backstage tour? Foodie and data geek, Damian … Continue reading

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Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. Elsa Schiaparelli And clearly Pamela Strobel could cast a spell. In their introduction to this reprint edition, Matt Lee and Ted Lee, self-taught scholars of Southern foodways, describe the character of Strobel’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Sweets

“Cookies are made of butter and love.” –Norwegian Proverb And who doesn’t love a cookie, and even better, a cookie with chocolate chips. In this book, Tracey Zabar offers plenty of options. Start, like she does, with Jacques Torres’ Chocolate … Continue reading

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Mich Turner’s Cake School

Had I but one penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.   –William Shakespeare, Love’s Labor’s Lost To ease my Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms, I’ve been treating myself to doses of Britain’s Best Bakery, helmed by Mich Turner, MBE. … Continue reading

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