Sunday Dinners Articles
Today: Tom takes a long, hard look at his stack of cookbooks.
I used to read a lot of cookbooks. Not in the literary sense; no, I simply read them for the recipes and then tossed them back onto the stack. I feel guilty about this past -- whenever I read a novel I usually skip all the preliminary stuff too. No preface, no foreword, no nothing. I go right to chapter one, or in the case of a cookbook, the first recipe. When one of the first novels I remember reading gave away the story in the first few pages of the foreword, I distinctly remember thinking, "I won't do that again." So it has become habit to just skip to chapter one.Read More »
Tom pens an achingly beautiful letter to one of his culinary heroes, Jacques Pépin.Read More »
From his first day of culinary school to his family dinner table, Tom muses on bread baking.Read More »
Tom finds the fish of his dreams and cooks up a meal to match it.Read More »
Tom does some thinking about his meat-eating ways and cooks up a beautiful leg of lamb.Read More »
Introducing Sunday Dinners, a new series from our own Tom Hirschfeld. First up: Coq au Vin.Read More »