Articles Tagged “book”
Blueberries achieve their life's mission -- the snack cake.Read More »
We wanted to take a minute to remember our friend, baker, and inspiration Marion Cunningham, whom we lost on Wednesday. Famous for the rewrite of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, we remember her for her many other contributions to the table as well. Namely, writing salaciously about pancakes, championing a waffle recipe that is not to be beat, and, most importantly, being a strong spokeswoman for home cooking in her own quiet way.
Her dessert-for-breakfast Heavenly Hots, as Amanda once wrote, “clarify what’s wrong with other pancakes,” which, come to think of it, is much like she did with everything else. Starting with run-of-the-mill ingredients, she developed, tested and tasted so that home cooks everywhere could have the very best version grace their tables. Like biscuits (also Merrill’s go-to recipe), say, or peanut butter cookies.
Marion’s homemaking was always cut with a sharp, sense of humor. An article from the Times points out that, while instructing how to crack a coconut in a recipe, she suggests to throw it on a patio. “That’s how monkeys do it,” she wrote, “and they are professionals.” Which, as it happens, was -- and remains -- a very sounds argument.
The New York Times printed a poem in her remembrance, one that we think is very apt, and reminiscent of her no-nonsense, crisco-using, cooking for the laymen ways. Which she did beautifully. Marion was, in short, the mother that lives on our cookbook shelves.Read More »
Friend of FOOD52 Sarah Rich is a busy woman -- between the fantastic Longshot Magazine and a career writing for everyone from Gourmet to Wired, she's been traversed every corner of the food world. Her most recent project is Urban Farms, a new book with photography by Matthew Benson that we wrote about a few weeks ago.Read More »
Presenting Pearls of Wisdom -- in conjunction with FOOD52's Recipe Writing Week, we'll be bringing you pro tips from the food world's best chefs and writers. Stay tuned for more every day this week at 11:00 AM.
Today's recipe-writing wisdom comes from JJ Goode. With cookbook co-authoring credits with all-stars such as April Bloomfield (A Girl and Her Pig) and Roberto Santibanez (the 2012 Piglet contender Truly Mexican) -- and that's in addition to his writing in such storied food publications as Gourmet, Food & Wine, and New York Times Dining, among others -- Goode definitely has experience in recipe writing from all over the spectrum.Read More »
Why cookbooks still matter, in this day and age.Read More »
A message from Jenny.Read More »
What are your 10 essential cookbooks?Read More »
Nicholas Day explains why most family cookbooks fail -- and offers one glimmer of hope.Read More »
Asparagus fatigue setting in? Let Nobu relight the fire. You won't even recognize your old friend.Read More »