All posts filed under: Cookbook Review

‘Sweet’ Efforts

A quality dessert and sweets cookbook from one of my favorite chefs and cookery authors.

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Easy like ‘JapanEasy’

Tim Anderson’s bio reads like the answer to an obscure food trivia question.

Pop quiz: Wisconsin native. MasterChef UK champion. Japanese food expert. London chef. What do these incongruous descriptors have in common?

‘Tasting Cider’ and other goodies

Cider isn’t something I get too choosy about pairing with food. If it’s nice and dry with a little funk, I’d drink it with Cheetos.

But given CIDERCRAFT Magazine editor Erin James’ brilliant effort in ‘Tasting Cider: The Cidercraft Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider,’ I feel a more careful pairing of cider with food deserves my review.

A Family Visit to ‘Koreatown’

Given that my mother and her family spent 13 years living in South Korea, I felt fairly confident approaching ‘Koreatown: A Cookbook’ from chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard that focuses on the flavors of Korean-American cuisine. Yet, a few pages in and it was clear my understanding of Korean cuisine was quite limited. While my mother’s shared experience had primed my palate for Korean flavors, I had much to learn. ‘Koreatown’ In Review …