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Review: Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages by Anne Mendelson

Here's something you need to know at the beginning: I am from Wisconsin. As such, much of Anne Mendelson's new book, Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages (buy at Amazon), was not new to me. Many of the basics in the book — the common types of milk cows*, the system by [...]

Avant Lard: Fat by Jennifer McLagan [cookbook review]

The title of Jennifer McLagan's new cookbook pretty much says it all: Fat (buy at Amazon). A glance at the cover — a white-marbled shank of meat and that single word floating in large letters — you know exactly what you're getting into. But, as these things go, there's also that pesky subtitle, in smaller [...]

A Day at El Bulli by Ferran Adria: Two Books in One [review]

A Day at El Bulli (buy at Amazon) covers a single day at the Spanish restaurant El Bulli, from sunrise over the Costa Brava through the last staff member's departure in the wee hours. Visually, it's striking — each of the over 500 pages has a timestamp, the photo-heavy pages have a soothing weight, and [...]

Cookbook Review: The Big Fat Duck Cookbook: Heston Blumenthal's Adventures in Gastroland

There once was boy named Heston Blumenthal, and he wanted, more than anything, to be a chef. Not one for formal training, he pored over cookbooks by candlelight, night after night, soaking up all the culinary knowledge he could. One day, while journeying through the magical village of Bray, he stumbled upon a small pub [...]

The Alinea Cookbook Could Be Better [review]

The new Alinea cookbook (buy at Amazon) is pretty spectacular, but I could like it more.
I love the writing by Jeffrey Steingarten and Michael Nagrant, and it turns out Alinea managing partner Nick Kokonas has a real way with words. But as a book (with pictures and recipes, not just words) I think it's [...]

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