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Anthony Bourdain Remembered by Fans: Ken Burns, José Andrés & More

Anthony Bourdain was a trailblazer in the industry, a champion of culture, food, and a beloved member of our Chowhound community. In 2018 we chatted with the “Parts Unknown” host. In 2019 CNN compiled...
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Restaurant Critics Not Writing Dine-in Reviews

exit2lef
by exit2lef 5 months ago

I've noticed some dining critics writing essays in which they proclaim that they will not resume reviewing restaurants based on on-site dining, even as restaurants reopen their dining rooms in many...

Book recommendations

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by PRF79 3 months ago

I’m looking for some book recommendations. Not recipes books, but rather books about the science or history of cooking, or about the food of specific regions. For reference, I loved McGee’s On Food...

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Table Talk with Black Food Historian Toni Tipton-Martin

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 4 months ago

It would take more time than we’ve got to list all of Toni Tipton-Martin’s accomplishments as a food writer, organizer, educator, and historian. We’ll just say that she’s one of the most studied an...

Epicurious: A Reading List for Learning about Race and Food

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

In the aftermath of the racial turmoil and shake-up at Bon Appetit https://www.chowhound.com/post/bon-appetit-mag-epicurious-shakeup-1092159 , Epicurious has released this reading list. It's been ...

The many hues of wine talent - Jancis Robinson MW

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . It is probably not surprising that the great majority of these Black role models are in the United States, which is also where there is most need for social change, not just for the individ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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 7 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...

Lucky peach article on CA citrus man (iso)

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by oonaclownbar 6 months 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 9 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 2 years 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 12 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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...