Category Archives: Food Lit

Sunday Photo – Cook It Raw in NYC

No, there wasn’t an accumulation of top chefs from around the globe communing and foraging in Central Park. Not even Prospect Park. As much fun as that would likely be, what did occur was perhaps even more fun for the [...]

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Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press

Check out this video promoting the new book Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients via Phaidon Press. It’s  lovely and shows why I’m dying to dine at D.O.M., Atala’s renowned restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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Ten Years Ago Today…

…my life changed in a most unexpected way. It wasn’t a sudden sea change. It was a gradual process, albeit inexorable. It was ten years ago on this day that I joined eGullet.com (it subsequently became eGullet.org a while later [...]

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Announcing the Docsconz Cookbook!

I am proud to release the news that I have signed on with Random House publishing to write and photograph a new cookbook based upon the dishes and cocktails that I create at home and post here and on facebook. [...]

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Breaking News: LitFest -The Irish Go a Bit MAD

I wish I knew about this earlier, but I just found out about LitFest at the Ballymaloe House. Taking place from May 3-6 at Ballymaloe House and Cooking School in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland, the event will be a combination [...]

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Eat the City – Book Review

I must admit that when I first jumped into Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, I was less excited than I should [...]

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Eddie Huang, Francis Lam, Next and Sicily

Authenticity. How important is that to a restaurant and what does it really mean? A recent discussion between Eddie Huang and Francis Lam talked about that topic with Mr. Huang coming down hard on non-native chefs gaining accolades cooking cuisines [...]

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Videos From noma

If you have visited this blog on occasion, you would likely know that I am a huge fan of Rene Redzepi and his restaurant noma, which is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is part of an incredibly talented and devoted [...]

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The Sorcerer and His Apprentices: Ferran and His Stagieres in NYC

Though the book, The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià’s elBulli has just been published, it is already slated to be the basis for a Hollywood movie and why not? Lisa Abend’s story focuses on the [...]

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Ideas in Food Comes North

I am so very looking forward to a visit this coming weekend from my good friends Alex and Aki of Ideas in Food. For anyone in Northeastern New York who may be interested, you can meet them this Thursday evening, [...]

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