Category Archives: personality

Real Pizza, Secrets of the Neapolitan Tradition

As a chef and as a father, I am very upset by what’s on the menu at most schools: chicken nuggets and tater tots and ketchup and pizza. Jose Andres He’s not talking about the pizza in this book. The … Continue reading

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The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book

So where did these cravings come from? I concluded it’s the baby ordering in. Prenatal takeout. Even without ever being in a restaurant, fetuses develop remarkably discerning palates, and they are not shy about demanding what they want. If they … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–The Table

Supposedly, summer days are languid and lazy. Then how come people are always complaining about how quick the summer passes and saying things like “August already!” or “Apples already, I still want peaches!” Whatever your calendar looks like, see if you … 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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Cleaning Out the Basement–Never Leave Well Enough Alone

It’s Raymond Loewy’s world, we just live in it. He’s the designer who smoothed out the lines of train engines, Greyhound buses, and supermarkets. And he designed the only car I’ve ever lusted after–the Avanti. It’s got a cute little overbite and a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Craig Claiborne

I hate to admit it, but it took a man to break the distaff hold on newspaper food pages. With his first piece for the New York Times in 1957 on apple pie, Craig Claiborne moved food writing from an … Continue reading

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Reine Sammut Mediterranean Cuisine

This book, with its hardback cover, glossy pages dense with information, and solid heft, feels like a textbook, but all textbooks should be this fun. The “cookery lessons” recorded here take place at Cour de Ferme, the bistrot at her … Continue reading

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