New cookbooks offer a glimpse inside some of the city's top restaurants
Hey, it's been a pretty good year for food books! Among the hundreds of new cookbooks, essay collections, and food memoirs that we read, here's a handful that really stood out:
Years ago, Tama Matsuoka Wong found herself lugging garbage bags full of wild greens on the subway, en route to the Daniel kitchen. The chef de cuisine there, Eddy Leroux, had asked Matsuoka to be the restaurant's forager. If he didn't always recognize what she brought him, it's because as an expert ... More >>
The winners of the James Beard Foundation's media awards were announced last night (the glitzy chef awards will be presented tonight and you can follow along here, if you like). Congratulations to all of the winners!
Going out to dinner in New York City can be an expensive endeavor, with entrée prices clocking in at $30. But you can eat four-star food at a fraction of the price: Cook it yourself using the restaurant's cookbook. Now, cookbook love is like any other type of love -- wildly subjective. Yet some of ... More >>
Gramercy TavernSoon you can make this at home. But yours probably won't look as pretty. Sorry.The Eleven Madison Park cookbook will be released this fall, but it's not the only Danny Meyer cookbook project in the works. Reps bring word that Clarkson Potter is publishing the Gramercy Tavern ... More >>
Naomichi Yasuda, the chef-owner of Sushi Yasuda, is leaving New York to open an eight-seat sushi bar in Japan. [Eater] Laurent Gras, of the Michelin-starred L20 in Chicago, is moving to New York to work on an unnamed project. [Food & Wine via Eater] Bravo has announced a new cooking show st ... More >>
Holy parsnips, Batman! Amanda Cohen, chef-owner of Dirt Candy and confectionery avenger extraordinaire, is hard at work on a Dirt Candy comic book cookbook that will be published by Clarkson Potter in summer 2012. Cohen is collaborating with Ryan Dunlavey, an artist best-known for his award-w ... More >>
With only weeks to go until it releases the American food universe's greatest list of all, the James Beard Foundation has put forth into the world another, more gluten-filled list: the "Baker's Dozen," or 13 best baking books.
Albert Di Meglio, the chef-owner of Olana, has not been getting paid since the restaurant filed Chapter 11 last year, and has, in the meantime, been working at the new Trump Soho hotel. [Eater] Bruce Buschel says "negotiations came to a grinding halt" with the two chefs, Jason Weiner and Eri ... More >>
Robyn Lee/Serious EatsBrace yourself for a Milk Bar home invasion. The Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook that David Chang hinted about during an interview earlier this month is officially a go.
From 2001 to 2008, Karen DeMasco was the pastry chef who conjured the desserts at Craft, Craftbar, and 'wichcraft, providing a blissfully lavish counterpoint to Tom Colicchio's studiously executed cooking. DeMasco's since moved on to Locanda Verde, where she's currently demolishing diets wi ... More >>
Above all, a cookbook should be useful and accurate, but that's not why we love them. A great cookbook isn't just a compendium of recipes; it takes you somewhere--into a cook's kitchen, to the South of France, or the South Pacific, or back in time. Following a 1961 recipe for Chateaubriand do ... More >>
From bar mitzvah memories to video game worlds, this year's coffee-table books offers sentimental journeys
Recipe Collections That Don't SuckAnd a Few That Do
Lost anvils, fallen women, misplaced prosthetics, and other old classifieds
Finding beautiful boys, bordello interiors, and worldwide Jews in the season's most intriguing coffee-table books