As recently reported in The Washington Post, al-Yamama, a Palestinian delivery company, has been sneaking Kentucky Fried Chicken into the Gaza Strip from Egypt: a three-hour journey and an extra $20-30 for cold chicken, which admittedly can be good. Of course, if Colonel Sanders knew that the red-a ... More >>
Hollywood filmmaker Nora Ephron, who wrote When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail, died today at the age of 71, the Washington Post and New York Times report.
After a day of rumors about her health that included denials from her agent and publisher, the two outlets said late this afternoon that t ... More >>
Last month, The New York Times' Ariel Kaminer announced an essay contest in the paper's op-ed section: Carnivorous readers must defend, in 600 words or less, why it is ethical to eat meat. Entries were judged by some of the foremost authorities of modern food practices including Peter Singer, Michae ... More >>
Okay, step away from Wordpress for a minute. Put down your camera and your fork and read something instead. Specifically Amanda Hesser's "Advice for Future Food Writers," which she posted this morning on Food52, the foodcentric website Hesser runs with Merrill Stubbs. In the piece Hesser, also an aw ... More >>
Adam Roberts is one of those food blogger-turned-published authors whose success makes the rest of us drool. He created his blog, "The Amateur Gourmet," in 2004 while studying law at Emory University. "I'd come home from a long day of law school, my brain would be fried, and the only thing I could ... More >>
The New Yorker's latest food issue (November 21, 2011) hits the stands, just in time for Thanksgiving. Add good food writing to the long list of what to be thankful for this year. In this issue?
Calvin Trillin -- who is a thank-you-god category all to himself -- on what to eat in Nova Scoti ... More >>
rachelray.comWe're Confused, TooMuch as we keep hearing how the publishing industry is struggling, cookbooks keep showing up on our desk by the dozens. Yes, we're delighted when those books involve Odd Bits, but not so much when they are yet another perky self-help book (Your going to feel gr ... More >>
If you haven't checked your mailbox for the most recent New Yorker, you might want to. The November 22nd issue is the magazine's food issue, conveniently in time for Thanksgiving, the one day when most of us are even more obsessed with food than usual. Something to read while you're waiting f ... More >>
If you were one of the countless people who went to Vancouver for the Olympics and stayed for the poutine, you're in luck. Top Chef Canada will be coming to a screen near you (well, if you're still in B.C.) next year. NBC Universal and Canwest have reached an agreement bring the hit reality ... More >>
Butter Tart, the Glassell Park bakery that has been in the works for many months now, will not open. Andre Guerrero (Marché, Oinkster, BoHo) says that the decision came after six months of negotiating with the seller and the landlord of the property, which was a bakery also called Butter Tart befor ... More >>
Pat Saperstein is senior editor at Variety and the grand dame food blogging in Los Angeles. Her blog, EatingLA, is playful and pithy, offering up restaurant reviews, Top Chef updates and local food news. Squid Ink caught up with Saperstein to ask about Peter Bart's foodie side, her take on comped me ... More >>