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Food Writing

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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An Illustrated Guide to Chinese Dumplings

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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...

Best City-focused Cookbook

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by borisabrams 1 year ago

Hi all! What is a good city-specific cookbook, one that really gets to explore the history and culture of a place? I have been inspired by the cult recipes cookbooks buttt they seem to lack all...

RIP Molly O’Neill

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by alkapal 1 year ago

A great loss for the food world.

N.Y. Times offers mixed blessings to The Four Seasons reboot...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Times' restaurant critic Pete Wells offers an extraordinary review of the newly reopened Four Seasons Restaurant in its new digs on E. 49th Street. Both scathing and admiring. Has anyone returned? ...

Whatever Happened to Portland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"The Eater Guide to the Pacific Northwest" dropped last week, https://www.eater.com/pacific-northwest-restaurants-portland-seattle . Meghan McCarron penned a nuanced look at the current eating scen...

Sam Sifton to speak at Bartow-Pell, Bronx, June 6th...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Sam Sifton, food editor and restaurant critic for the New York Times, will speak at a special luncheon/fundraiser at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx, June 6th from noon to 2 p.m. Bartow...

An Edible Legacy: Diversity, Californios, and the Birth of San Diego-Baja Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The Californios had a distinct way of cooking. William Smythe, the first to write a definitive history of San Diego, described their food as such: 'The Californios naturally survived on a d...

Diana Kennedy Says Goodbye to Her Cookbooks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . From Kennedy’s home among the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, she transported her archival material overland on an earlier trip of 800 miles (one way), chauffeured by a trusted ta...

Salvador Dalí’s Eccentric Cookbook Is Being Reissued for the First Time in Over 40 Years

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The book, which includes 136 recipes divided into 12 chapters, is arranged by courses—including aphrodisiacs. Aside from his illustrations, Dalí’s musings are scattered through the publicat...

Food Fiction Books Recommendations

ad7yn
by ad7yn 3 years ago

What are your favorite food fiction books? Please recommend your favorites. I started reading Ruth Reichl's Delicious! Such a wonderful book! Other faves include: Dinner at Antoines - Frances P...

NYT Frugal Traveler - Paris

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by grumpyspatient 1 year ago

From today's NYT, it may be behind a paywall. Hopefully its free. We are heading to Paris in the fall so this was of great interest.

James Beard Journalism Award Finalists 2019

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by patsully 1 year ago

I thought this was worth posting here with links where available! If I find more, I'll add. *Columns* America’s Best Worst Cook: “Hi, I’m America’s Best Worst Cook”; “Dear Chefs, Will Eating ...

Food Critic Barred From Charleston Restaurant, Finds a Way

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by patsully 1 year ago

Very much enjoyed this read, which manages to ask some pointed questions about the Charleston restaurant scene in a respectful way (considering the circumstances). "Some restaurant owners hang a...

Los Angeles Times Nails April Fool's Day

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by patsully 1 year ago

I'm normally anti-April Fool's Day online, but this is pretty solid. "In Los Angeles, we’re spoiled by the breadth and quality of our dining options. In addition to outstanding year-round produc...

3 Star restaurant orders pizza for little boy

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by t19103 1 year ago

As a new mother, old foodie and world traveler, this article hit home....

"When In Venice, Eat Like A Venetian"

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by DavidT 1 year ago

NY Times article on cicchetti bacaros in Venice