Photographs: Eat Me Daily
Be warned: Phaidon Press's new book Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs (Amazon) will suck you in. As its neatly descriptive subtitle so concisely notes, this is a book filled with profiles of 100 up-and-coming chefs, as selected by ten "Masters": Ferran Adria, Mario Batali, Rene Redzepi, Alice Waters, Jacky [...]
If it's Friday, it must be Offal of the Week! Brought to you by Ryan Adams, author of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, each week we highlight a different part of the animal that you've always wanted to work with, but were afraid to ask your butcher for. This week we're introducing you [...]
The artist Karen Caldicott makes seven-inch tall clay sculptural renditions of celebrities including Steve Jobs, Angela Merkel, Michael Jackson, Jim Jarmusch, The Simpsons, and Mario Batali (right), looking a little stoned, drunk, or maybe just tired.
Caldicott's work has appeared in major publications including New York magazine, Time, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. [...]
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 [...]
We watched the latest episode of The Chopping Block online — teams had to serve an Italian-themed lunch for some discerning diners including Mario Batali and actors from The Sopranos. Of course, it was a train-wreck as usual. The guest critic was Colman Andrews, co-founder of Saveur and the current restaurant columnist for Gourmet, [...]
Marco Pierre White is taking the helm of NBC's upcoming Top Chef ripoff, Chopping Block, a curious choice to head up a reality show. White is known at least as much for his aggressive chain smoking, his three tumultuous marriages, and his extraordinarily abusive personality as he is for his cooking. That is, when he's [...]
Friday night, Mario Batali made an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a cooking segment. Drew Barrymore and Chace Crawford helped — but four people made everything cacophonous and distracting. But aww, Batali brought Fallon a home-made prosciutto as a present.
What do we take away? Jimmy Fallon hates mayonnaise: "It's the most [...]
The Freakonomics dudes corralled the be-clogged one into answering their stock-question Q&A. Some highlights:
Q: On my deathbed, I will wish that I had spent more time _________.
A: Learning and playing the banjo.
Q: What is your net worth as a ratio of your parents’ net worth at the time you were 16 (adjusted for inflation if [...]