Archive for May 2010

The EMD Guide to the 1950s: Drinks

Photographs via Stumpjack Coffee Co. and Vintage Ad Browser
If you're imagining smoky boardrooms filled with well-suited men drinking martinis and cheating on their wives, well, that's Mad Men, and that's the '60s, so you're gonna have to wait. The '50s were more about the post-WWII upheaval in culture and technology, and what America drank also [...]

Our James Beard Picks vs. The Beard Awards, 2010

Victory is ours! For the second year running, we've predicted a majority of James Beard cookbook award winners, guessing 7 out of 11 categories correctly. The big winner was The Country Cooking of Ireland (buy it), picking up top honors for the International category as well as Cookbook of the Year. The only major upset [...]

Big Deals: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

Photograph: Paper Cat
In the world of blog-to-book deals, often the source material seems a stretch to bring to the printed page; not so with The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, based on Deb Perelman's blog of the same name. Featuring "recipes for elegant and approachable homemade food," the book, which was picked up by Knopf, is sure [...]

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