2009 has really been the year of the home cook. While last year's crop of cookbooks was dominated by technical, aspirational, fantastical documents like Alinea, A Day at El Bulli, and Under Pressure, the front runners this year are all about doability — take Ad Hoc home, take Momofuku home, make your own bacon, can [...]
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I held my breath when I heard there was going to be a Momofuku cookbook. Restaurant cookbooks are always a tricky proposition, a tenuous juggling act of self-praises. Inevitably, the chef, the restaurant's philosophy, the restaurant itself, and (often an afterthought) the food, are all forced on us as [...]
We're not really surprised to discover that a cook-your-way-through-a-cookbook blog "Ad Hoc At Home" already exists — with clearance from the publisher and everything! But someone is already squatting on "Momofuku At Home" on blogspot.
The former's written by an anonymous dude in Lehigh, PA, and we're guessing Mister Momo at Home is a blogger by [...]
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 [...]
Grub Street tipped us off to the newly-released cover of the upcoming Momofuku cookbook, out October 27, 2009, which you can preorder on Amazon.
Update: The cookbook is out! Read our review: Cookbook Review: Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan: The Hype, Justified
When we heard that No Reservations was doing a food porn episode, and we were like, eh, it's probably just a compilation clip show episode. BUT NO, were we so very wrong. Featuring segments with Jose Andres, Eric Ripert, Terrance Brennan, John Down (of Christopher Norman Chocolates), Martin Picard, and David Chang, this episode had [...]
Yes, another video from yesterday's Martha Stewart Show's Momofuku lovefest (yesterday we posted a video of the visit to Milkbar). It's a really fascinating segment — Christina Tosi, pastry chef of Momofuku Milkbar, makes her Blueberry-and-Cream Cookies (recipe).
She shows off the modern techniques and ingredients she uses, like glucose and milk crumbs ("something we [...]
The French Culinary Institute has been airing this commercial for a while on the Food Network. In it, David Chang, himself an alumnus, has some nice things to say about FCI:
Momofuku sounds absurd, but it means "lucky peach." I graduated from college, and I was like, I'm never going to sit behind a desk, ever. [...]