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 [...]
Besides noticing Seven Fires' cover quick-change act at last night's party to celebrate Food 52's cookbook competition The Piglet, we learned many things. For example, we learned that no matter how delectable the hors d'oeurves on offer, the server carrying the Momofuku pork buns will be assaulted and stripped of her goods within three feet [...]
Photograph: Helen Rosner / Eat Me Daily
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 [...]
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