It’s like having a sore tooth. Every time I tell myself I’m going to direct my mind to something more pleasant, maybe a day at the beach or the last meal I savored at the Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, my devious brain waves haul me right back to the present, to the virus … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 9
In the culinary world, the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize or the Oscars comes down to the James Beard Awards. This year, the list of nominees includes a large number of Southern chefs, restaurants, and other food-related entities. What’s so fascinating about this list lies in the evidence of increasing diversity – it’s not all … More The South is Rising Again: The 2013 James Beard Nominees
“A visual feast as well as a gastronomic one . . . Organized by ten essentials that any successful bistro must have, French Bistro almost reads like a graphic novel, thanks to the prolific and colorful photographs.” When you walk into a Paris bistro straight off the street on a cool fall day, the odd leaf rustling … More French Bistro: Seasonal Recipes
Alice Waters often said that Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking started the whole thing, meaning Chez Panisse the restaurant. And of course, the ensuing local foods movement. The following excerpt comes from a review I wrote, published today on the Web site of The New York Journal of Books: The many talented cooks and chefs she … More And to Think it all Started with a French Cookbook: Forty Years of Chez Panisse
Like many of you, I dream about being in France. A lot. And, of course, I daydream about eating in Paris, in spite of naysayers who point their compasses at other, more culinarily au courant corners of the globe. I’m already making lists of culinary adventures in preparation for my grant-sponsoredjourney this fall, doing research … More The Weird, Different, and Just Plain Interesting Restaurants of Paris: A Photo Gallery
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