Articles Tagged “kitchen”

City Dirt

No Sun? No Shade? No Problem!

By • May 18, 2012 • 12 Comments

No Sun? No Shade? No Problem!

This is the tenth 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: Whether your balcony is bathed in sun or swathed in shade, Amy has the ideal plants for you to grow -- tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, you name it.

 

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Behind the Scenes

Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

By • May 4, 2012 • 17 Comments

Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

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

Ice Cream and Parking Tickets with Fany Gerson

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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