I like to collect cookbooks. In addition to contemporary cookbooks, I also like to buy rare, old, or even antique cookbooks. Does anybody have particular favorites to recommend or know of old or rare books worth looking into?
A good Reuben sandwich is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, and this one delivers. Good rye bread, crisped in butter, holds generous layers of Thousand Island dressing, rich corned beef or pastrami, crunchy sauerkraut, and nutty, melty Gruyère or Swiss cheese that oozes beautifully into the other ingredients.
Chef Anthony Strong (Locanda) visits chef Mark Sullivan's restaurant Spruce in San Francisco to order his favorite omelet, then gets his egg cookery skills tested. In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.
We get a better look inside a Williamsburg restaurant. Chef Connolly gets a little hand in the kitchen at Rider.
Basic Boneless Roasted Leg of Lamb
A roasted boneless leg of lamb makes an impressive centerpiece for your table, but this recipe is easy enough to pull off any time. A classic gremolata perfumes the lamb; the mixture of garlic, lemon, and parsley holds its own against the strong flavor of the meat.
Save the sweats and backward baseball cap for the stadium. When you're eating at a nice restaurant, dress the part. WTF Are You Doing?! gives chefs the chance to gleefully re-enact the awful behavior they see in their dining rooms every day.