Today's cookbook market is flooded with vegetable-focused books from every vegan, sustainable and backyard-grown perspective. But when Deborah Madison promises Vegetable Literacy, we listen.
We weren't disappointed. As with Madison's other cookbooks, Vegetable Literacy is an incredibly fresh persp ... More >>
Sure, you may have a dozen newly opened gastropubs within Yelp distance from where you live. Or food trucks. Or, arguably best of all, neighborhood taquerias. But in summer, when L.A. farmers markets are loaded with gorgeous produce, sometimes it's more fun to cook your own dinner. Just to prove you ... More >>
If you have not already read Julia Moskin's piece "I Was a Cookbook Ghostwriter" in last week's New York Times food section, you really should. And after you finish reading it, go read yesterday's blog post from The Sussman Brothers -- titled "#Cookbookghostgate" -- on the same subject, which is as ... More >>
flickr user/ComeUndoneJam, Jelly or Confiture?Bill Manning of High Desert Foods is the epitome of the organic apples-to-applesauce businessman. He's the sort of guy who cares about the broader societal and environmental impact of what he produces, yet he also appreciates that increasing the m ... More >>
A. ScattergoodRomanesco cauliflowerAmong the many cool things you can find right now at local farmers markets is cauliflower, not only the traditional pale orbs and the very pretty purple and orange variations, but Romanesco cauliflower. A number of Romanescos in formation, like these on Alex ... More >>
Frieda's ProduceHatch chiles
If you're the sort of person who annually packs the car and heads to New Mexico, driving endless ribbons of highways, through the wind farms and burnt deserts of California and Arizona, living on roadside enchiladas and anticipation, to pilgrimage to the town of H ... More >>
-- In which Slate's Nathan Heller goes off on pie. Yes, pie is un-American and well, just generally terrible. Maybe somebody needs a better pie recipe. [Slate]
-- Stumptown Coffee sold to a New York investment firm. [WW]
-- Dorie Greenspan wins IACP best cookbook award. (Heller might want to try ... More >>
One could presume that Mildred Ellen Orton, founder along with her husband of the Vermont County Store ate a lot of whole grains. Straight up (she died this year at the age of 99 years-old). And so it seems fitting that her 1951 cookbook -- pamphlet, really -- Cooking with Wholegrains: The Ba ... More >>
While the Edible empire continues to pile on the local branches, the magazine chain's co-founders/executive publishers Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian have also been working on a book, Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods, available this month.
The book is a 300-plus page hardcover filled ... More >>
Seckel pears poached in red wine with pepper and star anise. Green rhubarb tarts in corn flour crust. White peaches in lemon verbena and lavender syrup. Yes, please.
When you see a copy of the gorgeous new dessert cookbook by Deborah Madison, she of Greens Restaurant and vegetarian cookbook ... More >>
Late April is going to be a good time to be in Portland, Oregon, if you're interested in the food world--or have been secretly stalking Ruth Reichl. The 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) will be held in that caffeine and rain saturated city from ... More >>
The vast Condé Nast recipe database Epicurious.com is a phenomenal resource for both home and professional cooks, kind of like The Beatles catalog for food people. With the closing down of Gourmet Magazine (this month is the last issue), Epicurious became even more valuable, as it now functions as ... More >>
Photo credit: Amy ScattergoodThis is not a product endorsement In 1909 publisher P. F. Collier and Son published a 51-volume anthology of classic literature, compiled by then Harvard president Dr. Charles W. Eliot. It came to be known as the Harvard Classics, but when it was published, the anth ... More >>