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 >>
I ran part one of my interview with Johnathan Adler, chef at storied Park Slope restaurant Franny's, yesterday. Today I'm back with part two, where in Adler discusses the street cart that's his guiltiest pleasure, the pig testicles he once ate, and why it annoys him when people say they're "doing" a ... More >>
Located in Hudson, New York, Zak Pelaccio and Jori Emde's new restaurant is still a few months from opening. Veteran of Chickenbone Cafe, Five Ninth, and the Fatty empire, Zak Pelaccio fled the city with wife Jori Emde last year to settle in Old Chatham, NY, up in Columbia County. This region of r ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk today about the identity of Ruth Bourdain, the James Beard humor-award-winning Twitter account that deftly mixes up Ruth Reichl platitudes with Anthony Bourdain's attitude, being our very own Robert Sietsema. But is this true? We asked Robert to elaborate.
Following the months of buildup that greet any endeavor remotely related to Momofuku, Lucky Peach, the quarterly magazine from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and McSweeney's, is now available at bookstores and newsstands.
Melissa HamiltonGabrielle Hamilton celebrates with rosé champagne (and maybe tomatoes). Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune restaurant is riding high on the hog this year, having written a wildly successful memoir Blood, Bones & Butter, released in March, and being named Best Chef: New York Ci ... More >>
McSweeney's is getting itself ready to launch Lucky Peach the quarterly food journal from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and Anthony Bourdain's Zero Point Zero Productions. It will come out in June, but the folks at McSweeney's have sent over a preview to whet the media's already considerable app ... More >>
A trip up over the border to the great French north
CHOWCan we call you Ruthony? CHOW is getting a new columnist in Ruth Bourdain, the elusive and still unknown Twitter persona whose tweets are an amusing mash-up of those of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. So what will Ms. (Mr.?) Bourdain be doing?
Katy SparksChef Katy Sparks rose to prominence in the late 90s when she was executive chef at Quilty's, for which she was named a Food and Wine Best New Chef and received two stars from Ruth Reichl at the Times. Since then she's designed the food offerings at Balducci's and turned herself i ... 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 >>
Get your radial-tire ass in gear and lay rubber out of here, Michelin Man. We've already got plenty of unreliable sources telling us where to eat. Zagat is bad enough, with its fake democracy, and endless reiteration of the same top-shelf places. In Europe you had a modicum of respect: We k ... More >>
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