In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
- “The words 'authentic,' 'New York' and 'pizza' in conjunction mean nothing but trouble around here.” Ask Mr. Gold: Filling the New York-style Pizza Vacuum.
- “Instead of the usual long, dry, and often overly complicated (boring?) tome on how to make your own IPA, this is a focused and entertaining candy-colored version for the novice intimidated by all that diacetyl and pentanedione.” Book Review: Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Craft Beer Is Simply Good.
- “What do you mean? All the chile peppers are grown in Dublin!” Q & A with Bobby Flay, Part 1: A New Yorker's Take on L.A. Food.
- “And, if you're into that sort of thing, it is likely the best and cheapest way to lunch like Don Draper (by which we mean drunk).” Happy Hour: The Hungry Cat in Hollywood.
- “Art, soccer, drama and the like are all edifying pursuits that help young people find their passions and build character. But you can't eat them for dinner.” Gather 'Round the Induction Stove Campfire: 7 Summer Cooking Classes for Kids.
- “Its food, its olive trees, and its musical chair game of wonderful chefs will be missed.” Bastide Closes: This Time For Good.
- “They have to earn a living, right? Right. So MTV has put the cast to work slinging pizza.” Arno Shore: Jersey Shore Kids Work a Pizzeria in Italy.
- “We don't want to get a rep as The Girl Who Hates Gastropubs (one of the lesser Stieg Larsson novels), but with so many new restaurants using the term to tart up overpriced, mediocre food, we're not going to fight it.” Neighborhood Eats: City Tavern in Culver City.