Sundry Topics

Blogs We Love: My New Roots

By • May 7, 2012 • 5 Comments


It's not just the inventive recipes or the colorful, step-by-step photography that has us loving Sarah Britton's popular food blog, My New Roots. It's her conversational approach (she addresses readers like they're old friends, teaching them while sharing something special), her thoughtful selection of the healthiest ingredients, her Quinoa Spring Sushi, her whole darn life. Every recipe is a chance to share a story, and many of her dishes draw direct inspiration from her experiences.

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Behind the Scenes

Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

By • May 4, 2012 • 15 Comments


It was a busy day in the test kitchen when all of a sudden Amanda turned her computer screen, showed us all the New York Times homepage, and asked, "Is that Thomas Keller in my kitchen?"

The article in question is about California chefs crusading against the state's upcoming ban on the sale of foie gras, headed up by a photo of the French Laundry's Thomas Keller standing and looking serious in a kitchen that looks remarkably like Amanda's.

Well, we had only one option. Readers, we present you Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser.

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