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First dinner out is a whole new thing; it’s up to you to make it safe for everyone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

A review of chain restaurant, J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, in Memphis. But mostly a report of the safety and sanitation environment encountered as restaurants re-open. J. Alexander's Redlands...

Pete Wells on Restaurants Facing Financial Ruin

patsully
by patsully 3 months ago

This does a wonderful job capturing just how quickly everything has changed: "The review I had ready to go was about a below-ground sushi counter with eight seats. Was it going to become a four-se...

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Lucky peach article on CA citrus man (iso)

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by oonaclownbar 1 month ago

Hi! I am searching for an article printed in Lucky Peach magazine (not sure which issue) about a California citrus farmer. If any one has any leads or knows the issue I’m talking ab and would be wi...

Have We All Been Wrong About Distilled White Vinegar?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Scott Hocker advocates for distilled white vinegar: " . . . Distilled white vinegar has some thoughts on all this. Distilled white vinegar is clear, made from the fermentation of distilled alcoh...

Dining and Driving on the Empty Freeways of Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Tejal Rao drives on empty streets making the rounds of fast food in the time of Covid-19. ". . . Before moving to Los Angeles, I associated drive-throughs with the national chains that populariz...

What US food critics could learn from the UK (and vice versa, I guess …)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . But we do that job very differently. 'US critics write as if they are the inheritors of the mantle of Tom Wolfe or Hemingway,' says Giles Coren, who reviews for the Times in the UK. 'They g...

Finally, a critic who is critical

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by Good_kind_of_fat 4 months ago

I can't remember the last time I've read a negative food review. I find this refreshing and wish there was more like it. Kudo's to Jared Kaufman for this detailed review of Tequila Cocina. I t...

January 2019 COTM UNFORGETTABLE: A Big and Empty Place through On the Pepper Trail

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 1 year ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of UNFORGETTABLE: A BIG AND EMPTY PLACE (p. 113 - 151) SEARCHING FOR A NEW CO...

Addressing The Devil That Plagues Cooks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . As you move from your invincible 20’s to your 30’s and beyond – things begin to change. We lose a few steps, our body doesn’t move quite as fast. We wake up with aching backs from bending a...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

January 2019 COTM UNFORGETTABLE: The Hell Out of Flatbush through Madame Couscous

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 1 year ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of UNFORGETTABLE: THE HELL OUT OF FLATBUSH (p. 9-27) LIFE AS A BEATNIK (p. 29-...

A Kingdom from Dust

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . old Tulare Lake, which rose by flood and sank by drought. Four tribes of Yokut lived along its shores. On the shallow bottom, the women fished mussels and clams with their toes. The nets of...

What Are Your Favorite Food-Centric Movies, Shows and Books?

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by NShewmaker 10 months ago

Hi All, Am watching Sweetbitter right now (just started today and have not read the book it was based on) and it got me to thinking about my favorite food and restaurant-related movies, books an...

An Illustrated Guide to Chinese Dumplings

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . Most dumpling types are closely associated with a region of China — even sometimes a single city or town — and tend to inspire a passionate following among locals from that area. . . "

Why the Stodgy Old World of Bread Is Ripe for Innovation

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

An interview with Nathan Myhrvold on his tome, Modernist Bread. https://modernistcuisine.com/books/modernist-bread/ "Where were you looking to push bread forward? Well, I guess the first is t...

The cake that brought me closer to the wonderful woman I'll never know

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Online I discovered blogs where bakers of my generation cook directly from the recipe books of forebears. . .

San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants for 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

The new list is out today and looks much different under the direction of new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho. I suggest reading the FAQ before diving into the list. Ho's answer for what she consi...