Articles Tagged “kitchen”

Behind the Scenes

Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

By • May 4, 2012 • 15 Comments

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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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Supply Chain

Ice Cream and Parking Tickets with Fany Gerson

By • May 4, 2012 • 5 Comments

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We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina has a tough day -- bookended by a parking ticket and a towed car! -- that is redeemed by her delicious ice creams and paletas.

Fany Gerson was born and raised in Mexico City. After attending cooking school in Mexico and at the Culinary Institute of America, she worked in kitchens worldwide, including Michelin-three-star Akelare in Spain, Eleven Madison Park, and Rosa Mexicano in New York, where she developed their acclaimed modern Mexican desserts. Her cookbooks are My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats and Paletas & Aguas Frescas, both from Ten Speed Press. She started her company La Newyorkina in 2010.

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Sundry Topics

Spotlight on Serious Eats' Alaina Browne

By • May 3, 2012 • 1 Comment

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We love the profiles of food world leaders and their real-life kitchens in Pantry Confidential, and this time they've picked Alaina Browne, General Manager over with our friends at Serious Eats. Her short interview is inspiring: she talks about her favorite ingredients (she always adds more ginger than is called for), her culinary inspirations (her Chinese mother and Indian mother-in-law), and the best places to shop for spices in NYC (Kalustyan's and Dual Speciality).

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City Dirt

Learning to Love Your Herb Garden

By • May 2, 2012 • 18 Comments

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This is the ninth in our biweekly series from Amy Pennington – urban farmer, founder of GoGo Green Garden, and author of Urban Pantry and Apartment Gardening – on how to start growing your own food, no matter how tiny your garden-to-be is.

Today: Amy gets us started on our herb gardens in outdoor beds and in pots -- with some Destiny's Child lyrics thrown in there, too.

Happy May Day! I switched gears this week and decided we needed to chat about herbs instead of intensive gardening techniques. Herbs should be planted now and will really make your kitchen sing. Additionally, this is a great project for anyone with either a yard or a small balcony. Stay tuned next week when we get back on track, but for now, read on so that your kitchens are always stocked and your garden is always in bloom.

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