Anthony Bourdain, John T. Edge, Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Alice Waters. These are just some of the celebrated writers and foodies whose work has appeared in Best Food Writing over the past fifteen years. Whether written by an established journalist or an up-and-coming blogger, the essays offered in each edition represent the cream of that year's crop in food writing. And 2015 promises to uphold the same high standards with a dynamic mix of writers offering provocative journalism, intriguing profiles, moving memoir, and more.
"Browse, read a bit, browse some more, and then head for the kitchen."--Hudson Valley News From small-town bakeries to big city restaurants, Best Food Writing offers a bounty of everything in one place. For eighteen years, Holly Hughes has scoured both the online and print world to serve up the finest collection of food writing. This year, Best food Writing delves into the intersection of fine dining and food justice, culture and ownership, tradition and modernity; as well as profiles on some of the most fascinating people in the culinary world today. Once again, these standout essays--compelling, hilarious, poignant, illuminating--speak to the core of our hearts and fill our bellies. Whether you're a fan of Michel Richard or Guy Fieri--or both--there's something for everyone here. Take a seat and dig in.
Like your favorite local grocery store, with its sushi bar, fresh baked goods, and maybe a very obliging butcher, Best Food Writing offers a bounty of everything in one place. For seventeen years, Holly Hughes has delved into piles of magazines and newspapers, scanned endless websites and blogs, and foraged through bookstores to provide a robust mix of what's up in the world of food writing. From the year's hottest trends (this year: meal kits and extreme dining) to the realities of everyday meals and home cooks (with kids, without; special occasions and every day) to highlighting those chefs whose magic is best spun in their own kitchens, these essays once again skillfully, deliciously evoke what's on our minds-and our plates. Pull up a chair. Contributors include: Betsy Andrews Jessica Battilana John Birdsall Matt Buchanan Jennifer Cockrall-King Tove Danovich Laura Donohue Daniel Duane Victoria Pesce Elliott Edward Frame Phyllis Grant Andrew Sean Greer Kathy Gunst L. Kasimu Harris Steve Hoffman Dianne Jacob Rowan Jacobsen Pableaux Johnson Howie Kahn Mikki Kendall Brian Kevin Kat Kinsman Todd Kliman Julia Kramer Corby Kummer Francis Lam Rachel Levin Brett Martin Tim Neville Chris Newens James Nolan Keith Pandolfi Carol Penn-Romine Michael Procopio Kathleen Purvis Alice Randall Besha Rodell Helen Rosner Michael Ruhlman Oliver Sacks Andrea Strong Jason Tesauro Toni Tipton-Martin Wells Tower Luke Tsai Max Ufberg Debbie Weingarten Pete Wells
A comprehensive, contemporary portrait of China's culinary landscape and the geography and history that has shaped it, with more than 300 recipes. Vaulting from ancient taverns near the Yangtze River to banquet halls in modern Taipei, All Under Heaven is the first cookbook in English to examine all 35 cuisines of China. Drawing on centuries' worth of culinary texts, as well as her own years working, eating, and cooking in Taiwan, Carolyn Phillips has written a spirited, symphonic love letter to the flavors and textures of Chinese cuisine. With hundreds of recipes--from simple Fried Green Onion Noodles to Lotus-Wrapped Spicy Rice Crumb Pork--written with clear, step-by-step instructions, All Under Heaven serves as both a handbook for the novice and a source of inspiration for the veteran chef. — Los Angeles Times: Favorite Cookbooks of 2016
Co-edited by two of Melbourne's most respected food writers, Janne Apelgren and Roslyn Grundy, The Age Good Food Guide 2015 showcase the best places to eat in Melbourne, and throughout regional Victoria...For 35 years the release of Australia's most prestigious restaurant bible has been the biggest event on the local food calendar. We scour Victoria to find great places to eat. Only the very best restaurants are featured in the Guide. To be listed, a restaurant must score a minimum of 12 points out of 20. The very best restaurants are awarded the coveted chef's hats - a sign of consistency and excellence. We make some tough calls and some bold ones, without fear or favour, tackling local legends and up-and-comers alike. Some don't make the cut. Our reviewers dine anonymously and pay for their meals to deliver independent advice you can trust.
**FREE SAMPLER** 'This is everything I want from a cookbook: inspiration, intelligent company, great good-mood food, and beautiful writing.' Nigella Lawson No-one is better than Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss, but which will knock your socks off with their flavour. Peppered throughout the book are ingenious ideas such as no-hassle starters and sauces that will lift any dish. From Turkish Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Yoghurt and Dill and Paprika-baked Pork Chops with Beetroot, Caraway and Sour Cream to Parmesan-roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Thyme, Diana takes the kind of ingredients we are most likely to find in our cupboard and fridge - or be able to pick up on the way home from work - and provides recipes that will become your friends for life.
What happened when one of today's best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet - less meat and heavy food, more vegetable-, fish-, and grain-based dishes - often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, but also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia. In her year of good eating, Diana lost weight, but this was about much more than weight loss - lead by taste, it was about discovering a healthier, fresher way of eating. From a Cambodian salad of shrimps, grapefruit, toasted coconut, and mint or North African mackerel with cumin to blood orange and cardamom sorbet, the magical dishes in this book are bursting with flavor, with goodness and with color. Peppering the recipes is Diana's inimitable writing on everything from the miracle of broth to the great carbohydrate debate. Above all, this is about opening up our palates to new possibilities. There is no austerity here, simply fabulous food that nourishes body and soul.
A gorgeous, raw, and riveting memoir-in-pieces about food, family, and opportunities both taken and missed Phyllis Grant’s Everything Is Under Control is a memoir about appetite—as it comes, goes, and refocuses its object of desire. With sparse, affecting prose, and an unsparing eye toward her, and her environment's, darkest corners, Grant's story follows the sometimes smooth, sometimes jagged, always revealing contours of her life: from her days as a dancer struggling to find her place at Juilliard, to her experiences in and out of four-star kitchens in New York City, to falling in love with her future husband and leaving the city after 9/11 for California where her children are born. All the while, a sense of longing roils in each stage as she moves through the headspace of a young woman longing to be sustained by a city, to a mother now sustaining a family herself. Written with the raw transparency of a diarist, Everything Is Under Control is an unputdownable series of vignettes followed by tried-and-true recipes from Grant's table--a heartrending yet unsentimental portrait of the highs and lows of young adulthood, motherhood, and a life in the kitchen.
Recipes from the Heart of the Home (Nigella Collection)
Author: Nigella Lawson
Publisher: Random House
Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books; previously published as KITCHEN. ‘A little pottering in the kitchen gives me that feeling I find so crucial, of being in a fixed, familiar place in a whirling world. So here it is, from my kitchen to yours: cosy, cocooning food.’ The classic family recipe book by Nigella Lawson. Kitchen is packed with feel-good food for cooks and eaters that solves all your everyday cooking quandaries, from what to cook for Sunday lunch or how to give children food they’ll eat, to how to rustle up an impromptu dinner party menu or a gluten-free cake. As well as her mouthwatering recipes, Nigella rounds up her kitchen must-haves: essential kitchen equipment and standby ingredients. With luscious photography, easy family recipes, indulgent food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family. Part 1: Kitchen Quandaries What’s for tea? – everyday eating made simple for all ages Hurry up, I’m hungry! – quick meals and easy suppers for those frantic days Easy does it – dinner party ideas that won’t try your temper Cook it better – waste-saving recipes My sweet solution – problem-solving pudding recipes Off the cuff – quick dinner ideas for feasts from the fridge-freezer and store cupboard Part 2: Kitchen Comforts Chicken and its place in my kitchen – chicken recipes to soothe the soul A dream of hearth and home – comforting weekend baking, from muffins and cupcakes to brownies, scones and cakes At my table – steak, casserole, lasagne and much more: easy suppers to share with friends The solace of stirring – finding comfort in risotto The bone collection –ham hocks, spare ribs, braised beef and other meaty treats for the die-hard carnivore Kitchen pickings - easy cocktails and party food The cook’s cure for Sunday-night-itis - cosy and substantial supper ideas that require little effort from the cook