42.9 pounds of books. Photo: Paula Forbes
We have been known, on occasion, to make fun of (and also defend) the thick, cloth bound, coffee table versions of cookbooks. Recently we've noticed that this trend has gotten a bit out of control and want to call out those which simultaneously break your back and your [...]
While fall truly belongs to the cookbooks, there's still a large selection on deck for the food lovers who are less than kitchen inclined. Along with anthologies from The New York Times (Eat, Memory) and The New Yorker (Secret Ingredients) finally arriving in paperback form, there are numerous reissues of old greats, doorstopper tomes perfect [...]
Autumn brings more than just falling leaves and the return of legitimate root vegetables: it's also when publishing houses drop their most ambitious cookbook offerings, hoping to tap into the spirit of cooking (and book-buying) that pervades the pre-holiday season.
And is this ever a good year for cookbooks: the next three months will see enough [...]
Matt Groening's Drawing of Ferran Adrià for the Cover of elBulli: Food for Thought, Thought for Food
Photograph via wallpaper.com
Wallpaper* magazine has a writeup and nice slideshow of elBulli: Food for Thought: Thought for Food (preorder on Amazon).
The book looks more or less like the recent A Day at El Bulli (read our review), right down to the iconography listing. But what got us was the cover: Ferran Adrià's mug illustrated by [...]
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 [...]
Ferran Adria's media onslaught continues as he was profiled last night on ABC's Nightline. And they go to the MoMA Store in SoHo and eat a hot dog on the street:
Adrià started his culinary career as a dishwasher, then a chef in the Spanish navy. Today, his cookbook is sold at the MoMA store, which, [...]
Last week had scans of Page Six Magazine's features on Ferran Adrià and Tom Colicchio, but the articles are finally online:
The Adrià article
The Colicchio article
The upcoming issue of New York Post's Page Six Magazine hands us not one, but two features on chefs about town. There's a puff piece (what's up, Top Chef publicity machine!) about how Tom Colicchio's midlife crisis involves rock 'n roll, but we also get an inside look at a lunch honoring Ferran Adria at [...]