Food and Wine Archive

John Besh: Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way - I have been married a number of times. My wives have nothing in common. Except this: They all read cookbooks in bed. And not casually --- they read cookbooks as

‘wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal — And a Meal into a Sandwich - Tom Colicchio is on television so often that I can’t quite picture him actually having a day job. In fact, he does, and he’s both innovative and successful. There are

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List - YOU AND HEAD BUTLER AND AMAZON The business model of HeadButler.com is Amazon. It’s that simple: Commission from sales on Amazon is the site’s only revenue. Which you can increase: Whenever

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table - A book that begins with a father, surveying the dinner table, remarking, “You know, we eat better at home than most people do in restaurants” --- how can

A Twist of the Wrist: Quick Flavorful Meals with Ingredients from Jars, Cans, Bags, and Boxes - Nancy Silverton is one of the last chefs in the world I would have expected to write a cookbook that urges you to use prepared foods. Worse,

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life - Just as Barbara Kingsolver and her family were leaving their beloved Arizona home, the local authorities made an announcement. It was fine to drink the water,

At Blanchard’s Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook - Melinda Blanchard is a home-taught cook, not a trained chef. That seems to make all the difference, because Blanchard's Restaurant is apparently so remarkable that Caribbean-bound foodies go

At Elizabeth David’s Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom - I have such a schoolboy crush on Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, the team that produces the Canal House cookbooks, that I reflexively pull their recipes. But no one is

At Home with May and Axel Vervoordt: Recipes for Every Season - So I get this beautiful --- no, make that gorgeous --- cookbook. With the most spectacular photographs I’ve seen in ages. But when I flipped through it, I felt like

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere - READER MAIL: "The pineapple recipe --- great launch for whadawegot improvising. Got a grocery-store pineapple (which I never buy because I remember eating sun-warmed, macheted pineapple in a Hawaiian field).

Barefoot Contessa Parties! by Ina Garten - Of late, my wife's bedtime reading has been Ina Garten's 'Barefoot Contessa Parties!' She is not the first woman in my romantic history to read cookbooks as

Between Meals - In 1926, A.J. Liebling had graduated from college and had bungled his first job as a reporter in Providence, Rhode Island. It seemed to his father that this was a

Bistro Cooking - Patricia Wells, bless her, focused on bistros long before the economy made them chic. But then, she is one of the world's most sensible food writers; she reports on trends, but

Bistro: French Country Recipes for Home Cooks - A bistro is your neighborhood local. It's where you go when the other choice is take-out. It's a home-cooked meal served by mom and pop --- though not, happily, your

Breakfast, Lunch, Tea - If I were in Paris now, you could find me having lunch at Rose Bakery, 46 rue des Martyrs. It's my favorite restaurant in Paris --- and I've never been there. But

Canal House Cooking Number 8: Pronto - Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton went to Italy, and all I got is this terrific cookbook. For those who are new to Canal House, a quick history. They call themselves “home

Canal House Cooking Volume 4 - “A beautiful woman is an invitation to a happiness she alone can fulfill.” Proust said that. And without bastardizing the master, I think that can be said about beauty in a

Canal House Cooking Volume 6: The Grocery Store - Everything’s “authentic” now. That is, we’re seeing more and more “real” people in advertising. Men who look like Sam Shepard. Women with the grit of Edie Falco. Not hard to understand

Canal House Cooking Volume N°5: The Good Life - I recently flipped through a new book about New York dinner parties. It’s a visual treat --- there’s nothing like a penthouse duplex done up by one of the kings

Canal House Cooking Volume No. 7: La Dolce Vita - I’m often asked, “What’s the best book you’ve read recently?” Right now, the answer is: “Canal House Cooking Volume No. 7: La Dolce Vita.”   This causes confusion. A cookbook has no plot,