Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
Charlotte Druckman has written for Travel Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, Town and Country, and many other publications about food and chef culture. But in her most recent endeavor-- a book titled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen -- Charlotte interviews ov ... More >>
[See More Clips of the Day: How to Make Beer Ice Pops | Sweet Julia Child Remix (Loaded with F-Bombs?)] Do yourself a favor and take five minutes to watch this seriously talented crew of kids immortalize their favorite after-school snacks in "Hot Cheetos and Takis." (If you're not familiar with Tak ... More >>
Meryl Streep has certainly never played a role as racy as in Hope Springs. (SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!) The three-time Oscar winner goes to sex therapy sessions, plays with herself, attempts a blow job in a theater, and even tries to learn oral techniques with the help of some bananas. It's a f ... More >>
[See More Good Stuff: More Than Mere Cilantro, a Guide to Mexican Herbs | Heirloom Bling, Heritage Birds] Today's Google doodle is of a happy Julia Child putting together a feast in the kitchen. Illustrator Willie Real discusses his process (and you can see some fun sketches of ideas that didn't ma ... More >>
Brooklyn's Maison Premiere gets a new chef. Jared Stafford-Hill -- who worked at AdourAlain Ducasse, Bobo, Craft, and Gramercy Tavern is set to take the eatery to a more comprehensive menu. [New York Times] Marcus Samuelsson still isn't over Eddie Huang's Red Rooster piece: "Are you kidding me? It ... More >>
A tasty 100th birthday party
On December 9, 1978, 17 years after Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published, and after Julia Child had become a beloved household name, Dan Aykroyd donned a wig and did a parody of her hit show, The French Chef. Now, in anticipation of the Julia Child centenary next month, and the publicat ... More >>
20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy? The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>
Random HouseShe might be one of the most important people in the cookbook publishing world, but Judith Jones, the editor who championed Julia Child way back when, has a surprisingly normal New York City kitchen. The Kitchn takes a tour today of her Upper East Side apartment, which is refresh ... More >>
The e-book version of Julia Child's seminal Mastering the Art of French Cooking was released for the iPad this week. [NY Times] The cost of hunger in the U.S. was $167.5 billion last year, due in large part to the recession and slow recovery. [BusinessWeek] Cheese geeks still love talking about af ... More >>
www.insightbb.comWell, maybe not of all time -- how far back does the world's literature really go? And we blush to note that most of these quotes come from Western sources, at that. But read on anyway, because some of them are pretty damn funny, or at least pithy and philosophical.
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Photo courtesy Pichet OngPichet Ong, Master of International DessertsYesterday we spoke with Pichet Ong about his new gig at Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001). Today, he reveals more about his forthcoming cookbook and his favorite junk foods.
Food is becoming quite the trendy subject matter for web series these days. First there was news of Foodies, the web series that premiered last night and which seeks to ridicule all those who love sea urchin ceviche. Now College Humor has Always Open which features actor David Koechner chatting ... More >>
Thomas Keller will be named Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, joining the ranks of Julia Child and Alice Waters as the only Americans in the food world to get the honor. [Diner's Journal] More good news about the Mediterranean diet: a new Greek study found new evidence that it helps i ... More >>
She won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and now Reese Witherspoon is in negotiations to play sultry jazz singer Peggy Lee in a biopic done by Norah Ephron, who's fresh off doing Julia Child. Questions, questions.
We already know that Mother Russia's sexiest spy, Anna Chapman, is, well...sexy. And sometimes topless. But there have been plenty of other good looking spies in fiction, movies and throughout history. And we're feeling patriotic on this day after the Fourth of July, so...how 'bout a roundup ... More >>
Whisk NYCFrom Brooklyn to the moon, by way of Sixth Avenue.When the Limelight Marketplace opens this Saturday, it will number yet another food-related vendor among its ranks.
Hello, gorgeous.The Scripps Network today announced the lineup for its new Food Network spin-off, the Cooking Channel, which will infiltrate living rooms beginning on May 31.
Time to stir up more publishing profits!Julie Child is set to get some more love on the printed page: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has just announced it will publish As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto on Dec. 1. As the Times reports, the book will comprise more than a d ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Oscar Week Menu Delmonico's March 1-7 As you get ready to see who will take Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Delmonico's is offering a special menu i ... More >>
A friend of mine told me that his ex is so sexually addicted that, once he tried recovery, he couldn't even masturbate for fear that it would launch him back into his horndog mania! Taking a hand to himself would be equivalent to a recovering alcoholic grabbing just a tiny sip of champagne--i.e., a ... More >>
hoyasmeg/flickrJust when 'foodiot' had started to settle into the food lexicon's collective gut, so-called Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert has given us this bitter pill to swallow: koodie. His definition:
Last Friday, we brought you our picks for the 10 best cookbooks of all time. Commenters were unusually mum on pointing out mistakes, but several of you wrote in or e-mailed us to add these contenders to the list: The Way To Cook by Julia Child (Knopf, 1989) Simple French Food, The French Menu Cook ... More >>
Scripps Networks has plans to launch a cooking-focused TV channel next year, called the Cooking Channel, that will replace Fine Living. The company has a growing appetite for food programming following a joint venture to bring the Food Network to Europe. [Wall Street Journal] New Jersey can ... More >>
Christopher HirsheimerThe summary of Judith Jones' life's work so far is enough to make your head spin. She is currently senior editor and vice president at Alfred A. Knopf, which she joined in 1957. Before that, she had worked for Doubleday in New York and Paris, where she accomplished littl ... More >>
Associated Press, 1978 In France, Julie and Julia was released yesterday. But it turns out that most French people have never heard of Julia Child--The Art of French Cooking was never translated into French--and those who have are decidedly lukewarm on the subject. Julie Andrieu, a cookbook ... More >>
Just spotted Meryl Streep in the Gourmet Garage at 10th Street and Seventh Avenue South. She had the adjacent checkout line to herself, and was buying several bags of fruits and vegetables. The last thing I saw go into the sack were some granny smith green apples. She kept her head down, wore ... More >>
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, it was reported earlier this week, has hit the bestseller list for the first time since it was published 48 years ago. Thanks largely to Julie & Julia fans who've rushed straight from the multiplex to the bookstore, Julia Child is acquainting a new gen ... More >>
A New Hampshire lobsterman caught a rare, cobalt-blue lobster last Wednesday. The 1 1/2-pound lobster will not be boiled alive, but will instead live out its days at the Seacoast Science Center. Only one in 5 million lobsters are blue. [NY Daily News] In these times of do-it-yourself cooking ... More >>
If you think the Julia Child wave has crested, think again. Now, you can take your Julia show on the road with a Julia Child-themed tour of Paris and Provence. New York-based culinary travel company Tour de Forks is touting a seven-night trip, complete with excursions to Le Cordon Bleu, led b ... More >>
La Streep can do anything--except give a bad performance, it seems. From Sophie to Miranda Priestley to Julia Child and beyond, Meryl's choice is to always do quality work brimming with wit and wisdom. I mean, the woman can pull off drama, comedy, period pieces, cameos, accents, and even sin ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily posted Sandra Lee's response to Anthony Bourdain's calling her "pure evil": "He needs to have a cocktail and lighten up." Serious Eats pitted Starbucks' new line of instant coffee packets against Nescafe. The result? Instant Starbucks "really isn't bad." Mi ... More >>
Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.
mellemusic/flickr At least one good thing has come out of the ridiculous media frenzy surrounding the release of the film Julie & Julia: a renewed interest in Julia Child's brilliant written works. Eat Me Daily noticed that Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 is currently t ... More >>
Everyone's talking to Nora Ephron this week, including Newsweek. The Julie & Julia director drops several new nuggets of culinary information about herself: "I'm a pretty careful eater but I do love a good corn chip, I really do." [Newsweek] Life as a competitive eater isn't as glamorous as ... More >>
#1: Julia Child This last Friday, we ran a ranking of Our 10 Best Food-Themed Television Shows, and it included, in addition to old chestnuts like Julia Child and the Galloping Gourmet, some more obscure food-show hosts, folks like Justin Wilson, who introduced every recipe with a Cajun traveling ... More >>
A few afternoons ago I had the pleasure of hearing Jacques Pepin discourse on his friendship with Julia Child, whom he met in 1960. He recalled their opportunity to work together on a show called Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home, created in 1999 in Boston and featuring both of them in the kitc ... More >>
Friday morning, Fork in the Road climbs into the "green dead eye of the TV," as novelist Cynthia Buchanan so aptly put it, to ferret out the very best television shows with a food theme. No stone will be left unturned as we consider sitcoms like Maude, ancient cooking shows from the likes of ... More >>
Sony PicturesOn Monday, Publishers Weekly cooked up a stir with an article in which Julia Child's famed editor, Judith Jones, recounted what Child said of Julie & Julia's Julie Powell: "I don't think she's a serious cook." Slashfood tracked down Jones at her Vermont home to follow up on the comm ... More >>
Gay icon"These deeply personal, campy, and insightful essays illuminate the eternal bond between gay men and their fabulous diva icons," says the blurb on the back of a new book called My Diva. And you know it's true because that blurb was written by yours fucking truly! The book has 65 gay men bea ... More >>
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