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March 1, 2011 • 21 Comments

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For her final Recipe Redux column for the New York Times, Amanda discusses the five years she spent writing the column and presents Evelyn Sharpe's French Chocolate Cake -- the first nearly flourless cake to appear in the Times, in 1969 -- all by itself, with no competition from a redux-ed version.

Read the full story and see the recipe here.

  • French Chocolate Cake
  • Photo by Tom Schierlitz for the New York Times


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about 4 years ago Margy@hidethecheese

I have to add my voice to the chorus of those that will miss the Recipe Redux column. It was very fun to read and the backward glance gave me great insights into our shared food history. So many changes in the Dining section and at the Magazine. What's going on over there?!?!


about 4 years ago cookinginvictoria

Amanda, I loved Recipe Redux and always looked forward to reading it. I will miss it! I too cut out many of those columns (not just the recipes!) and refer to them regularly in the kitchen. Thank you for a superb last column. That cake looks divine and your musings about food history are, as always, spot on.


about 4 years ago mcs3000

Recipe Redux inspired me to be more creative in the kitchen. Love it - often refer back to past ones. One of my faves was on worcestershire sauce. I started making all kinds of homemade condiments because of it. That year, I made Sriracha sauce as gifts for my office colleagues, filled in 24 small swingtop bottles (inspired from that same article). Amanda, your final column was perfect - and you gave us cake - can't ask for more than that. Thank you!


about 4 years ago susan g

After reading and saving many of the "redux" articles: beyond the recipes, I loved looking at the context of food in its time, getting an insight into where we have been, where those chefs would like to drag us next. Still, happy to have you here, where you and Merrill keep stirring the pot.


about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Mark Bittman ended his Minimalist column a few weeks ago, and on his blog, he has a link to the archive of all columns that you can search through. Is it possible to do something like that here with Amanda's columns?

It is the end of a lovely era. And we're all here to participate in the new era that has begun. Aren't we lucky?!


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

That is a fabulous idea, drbabs!! I vote for that too!


about 4 years ago cookinginvictoria

Me three! Would love to have easy access to the Recipe Redux archive. Great suggestion, drbabs!


about 4 years ago Daphne

Sure wish I had cut all these articles out, and put them in plastic sleeves, in a binder : ) So enjoyable! Thank you, Amanda!


about 4 years ago Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

A really interesting article, Amanda. The cake, of course (who doesn't love that recipe?). But the first half is even more interesting. (I think there's a book in it.)


about 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I'm sad too! Can't believe the Times is losing this column, Cooking with Dexter, and the Minimalist!


about 4 years ago Bevi

As well as Randy Cohen's Ethics column....


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

I am sad about this.


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

not the cake but it being, well, you know, the final recipe redux


about 4 years ago Bevi

I always looked forward to your column, Amanda. Thanks for the great memories and the food history.


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

I really loved your column, Amanda. Sad to see it go. But on the bright side, I'm looking forward to all the great stuff you've got planned for food52!


about 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

The end of a lovely era...


about 4 years ago mariaraynal

Will miss your lovely column, but am quite sure you have many exciting endeavors ahead of you!


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

Last one ever? :(


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

I'll definitely miss it!


about 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Double plus :(.


about 4 years ago JessieLK

Ir's been such a joy to read the column through the years Amanda!