Tag: cookbook

America the Great Cookbook Benefiting No Kid Hungry

America the Great Cookbook I’m honored to be a part of America the Great Cookbook, a celebration of our country’s food scene with more than 100 recipes by chefs, producers and food heroes from every region of the United States. Flipping through the pages, you’ll notice that what makes America’s food American is its sheer…  Read More

5 Questions: Raquel Pelzel

Reimagining Bread & Butter A seasoned writer and recipe developer, Raquel Pelzel started her food career in pastry school before landing a gig in the test kitchen at Cook’s Illustrated and later moving on to Tasting Table as a senior food editor. She’s co-authored 20 cookbooks—including the James Beard award-winning Quick Recipe and the James Beard…  Read More

My Hometown: Renee Erickson’s Seattle

Renee Erickson on Where to Eat & Play in Seattle Renee Erickson bought her first restaurant when she was just 25 years old. Seventeen years later, she owns four successful, beloved Seattle restaurants–Boat Street Café (closing at the end of May!), The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins and Barnacle–as well as the oyster trucks Boat Street…  Read More

5 Questions: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Off Duty In Marcus Off Duty, chef, award-winning author and TV host Marcus Samuelsson steps out of the restaurant and into his home kitchen, where he teaches readers to cook global, flavorful and approachable recipes. It’s a beautiful book, filled with funky illustrations, stories, personalized playlists, and his tips and tricks for tackling ethnic…  Read More

5 Questions: Matt and Ted Lee

Cookbook Gurus Brothers Matt and Ted Lee grew up in Charleston, South Carolina but attended colleges in Massachusetts. They so missed the foods from back home that they founded The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order Southern food company. When an editor of Travel + Leisure magazine asked them to write a story about road-tripping their home state…  Read More

5 Questions: Jean-Pierre & Denise Moullé

French Roots French chef Jean-Pierre Moullé ran the kitchen at Berkley landmark Chez Panisse for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2012. His wife, Denise Lurton Moullé, was born into the Lurton family wine-making empire in Bordeaux, which led to her career in wine distribution and now a business leading wine tours through France.…  Read More

5 Questions: Jennifer McLagan

An Exploration of Bitter A James Beard award-winning author, Jennifer McLagan is known for challenging her readers, delving into topics that make us rethink what we eat and why. She’s famously covered Bones, Fat and Odd Bits, each a single subject book with recipes that aims to revive an unloved ingredient. McLagan’s latest book is…  Read More

Johnny Iuzzini’s Tips for Perfect Macarons

Tips For Piping Macarons Twist end of pastry bag closed tightly and hold it with both hands. Pipe quarter-sized mounds away from you at a 45-degree angle. Stop squeezing bag and flick tip up counterclockwise; “tail” will settle into batter. Tips for Successful Macarons For the best results, bake macarons on silicone baking mats or…  Read More

AZ’s Top Cookbooks of 2013

This Year’s Required Reading There have been too many wonderful cookbooks published in 2013 to mention, but here are 25 of my favorite. No matter what type of cook you consider yourself to be, these are cookbooks that should be in your library. From recipes for simple weeknight meals to authentic Asian dishes and impress-your-guests…  Read More

Cookbook: Pok Pok

Food and Stories From Thailand If you’re looking for a lesson in Thai cooking, there is no better teacher than Andy Ricker. As the James Beard award winning chef and owner of a thriving Pok Pok empire that includes seven restaurants between Portland and New York City, Ricker has become one of the most knowledgeable…  Read More

5 Questions: Judith Choate

Celebrating Family and Food A multiple James Beard Award winning writer, chef  and pioneer of American food, Judith Choate’s impressive culinary career spans more than 50 years and 100 cookbooks. Choate’s latest book, An American Family Cooks, is a prolific volume of recipes and kitchen memories from the Choate family archive. Below, Choate talks about…  Read More

Cookbook: Kramarczuk’s Family Classics

Preserving Eastern European Heritage Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company is an iconic Twin Cities restaurant and deli, serving Eastern European sausages and comfort classics for more than 50 years. The Kramarczuk family’s story is an ultimate immigrant success story. Wasyl and Anna Kramarczuk moved to the United States to escape war-torn Europe in 1949. In the 50s,…  Read More

Cookbook: The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home

Recipes of a Modern Jewish Delicatessen While a few highly-regarded delis are still going strong (Katz’s Delicatessen and Barney Greengrass in NYC, and Toronto’s Caplansky’s are at the top of my list), authentic Jewish delis are a dying breed in the United States. But, as artisan meats (charcuterie!), breads and cheeses are becoming a trend-setting staple…  Read More

5 Questions: Naomi Duguid

Exploring the World Through Food Naomi Duguid is a culinary anthropologist, translating her cultural encounters abroad into stories, photographic essays and recipes for the adventurous cook. A writer, photographer, traveler and cook, Naomi has co-authored six award-winning books including Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through South-East Asia and Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Stories from…  Read More