Category Archives: chef

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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Cookbook Digest–Comfort Food

Are you seeing shoots of green? Perhaps an optimistic crocus? Are you thinking about exposing your ankles to daylight? Spring is coming and you may be inspired to cook new flavors. While comfort food brings to mind hearty stews and … Continue reading

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The Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook

Eggs of an hour, bread of a day, wine of a year, a friend of thirty years –Italian Proverb Luigi Diotaiuti’s food is far more sophisticated that eggs, bread, and wine, but he clearly understands this proverb. His cookbook is … Continue reading

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Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room

“I think I can capture the taste buds of the average right-wing conservative who loves barbecue.” –Bobby Seale There’s a lot of mystique around competition barbecue and it tends to be a boy’s club, with macho posturing around the best technique, … Continue reading

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