Voice critic Tejal Rao was nominated for the James Beard Foundation's Craig Claiborne award for distinguished restaurant reviews and the award ceremony is tonight! Meanwhile, you can catch up on reading the critic's three nominated reviews below:
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!
NBC via GourmetJames Beard didn't live in Greenwich Village for nothing. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1903, his earliest culinary memories included having his mother and the family's Chinese cook make food for him when he came down with malaria at the age of three. After a stint of living in P ... More >>
ioffer.com1. Divan Parisien Restaurant, 33 East 48th Street - Even to its frequenters, the meaning of "Divan" was somewhat unclear. Some said it was French for "meeting place," others claimed it was Turkish and referred to the furniture of the Sultan's palace. Others took it to mean, as "div ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...
Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>
When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>
Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>
Sarah ShatzAmanda Hesser time-travels for you. For six years, Amanda Hesser would come home from her day job as a food writer to another job -- testing 150 years worth of recipes for her 932-page magnum opus The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century, just releas ... More >>
Robert Tréboux, owner of Le Veau D'or Welcome to this week's installment of Ask the Critics. Rob wrote in to ask: Where can I get an old-fashioned French meal without it costing me an arm and a leg? Preferably in Manhattan, but I'm willing to travel.
The man himself.The James Beard Foundation is announcing its James Beard Awards finalists via Twitter this morning. The list of chefs has just started rolling out (currently, regional finalists are being named), but the list of final nominees for the foundation's Media and Journalism Awards a ... More >>
Here it is! The celebrated Bill's Classic, which has risen from total obscurity to the top of the burger heap in a matter of days. The hamburger at Bill's Bar & Burger is not so much an actual burger, as the idea of a burger.
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 >>
Blues and Reds meet at quaint Greenwich Village old-timer