Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Tag: book review
Abraham Lincoln is known as one of America’s greatest presidents. Turns out, he was also a cook who used to join his wife in the kitchen after work. In her new culinary biography of Lincoln, a food historian walks us through his life with stories — and recipes — of what he ate, cooked and served.
Megan Gordon gives her review of the new The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook along with their incredible recipe for Sweet Potato Pie.
Megan Gordon reviews Kim Boyce’s incredible cookbook, Good to the Grain. Boyce will be at Omnivore Books tonight (Monday 5/24/10) where you can hear straight from the source how baking with whole grains is not just a way to substitute ingredients to create a healthier recipe, but rather, is a new and exciting way of experimenting with baking to create rustic, delicious, and truly original desserts. An inspiring and exciting new book.
After many years of cooking for two, Megan Gordon finds herself in the kitchen alone. After sulking for a few months, she’s decided to crawl out from the bagged salads and Trader Joe’s taquitos to explore recipes, advice, and literary essays on cooking and eating for one.
If the way to a man’s heart is truly through his stomach, Giulia Melucci has tried every trick in the book.
Or, at least in her book, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. As the title might imply, she’s still looking for the right stomach.
In her memoir of loves won and lost, Melucci takes us on a culinary tour of her love life– from the loss of her virginity to the near regaining of it, with several interesting but ultimately wrong-for-her men showing up in between– the notable ones being given their own chapters, as they were, in fact, chapters in the author’s own life.
There are myriad guidebooks to Paris: Pudlow, Michelin, and Lonely Planet, to name a few and all of them worth the money. They tell you where eat, where to stay, and what to see.
And then, of course, there are guidebooks to Paris– those that tell you all of the above plus a little bit more, like how to navigate unfamiliar social customs, how to blend in with the landscape– in short, how not appear as though one has arrived from Central Casting to play the Ugly American. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz is that and a bit more.
It has recipes. Lots and lots of recipes.