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Two for Moo Shu: Jennifer 8. Lee and Andrew Coe on American Chinese Food [Review]

As a child I was mystified by Chinese food. First of all, it contained a lot of vegetables, some of them unidentifiable, most of them green. Second, much of it was spicy and/or covered in strange sauces. Some of the dishes even had whole dried chilies in them! What was most troubling to me, however, [...]

Out of the Kitchen: Cooking Dirty by Jason Sheehan [book review]

The way I see it, the problem with kitchen memoirs is that they're all about kitchens. Whether they tell it well or not, these books all have the same story: "Once upon a time there was a kitchen, and it was full of fire and knives and profanity and drugs and booze and fucking, and [...]

Julie & Julia's Real Star: Mastering The Art of French Cooking

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The conversation surrounding the release of Julie & Julia has fluttered around plenty of topics: this is a movie about old media versus new; this is a movie about women being strong in the kitchen; this is a movie about the transformative power of cooking; this is a movie about Julia [...]

Moving Forward, Looking Backward: Fresh, Coop, and Deeply Rooted [book review]

A hundred years ago, we ate what was local and easily grown in our county. Today we have Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, 7/11, and McDonald’s, who serve us food from around the world all year long. But it's a mixed blessing, this access and abundance, and it's easy to look around and not actually be [...]

Cheez-It Flavored Lip Balm [product review]

Eat Me Daily reader Emily L. writes in with the following tale of flavor branding gone awry. Have you found a horrible product that should not exist? Do let us know, and be sure to include photos.
I was at the mall a few days ago and in the clearance bin at an accessories store I [...]

Jam Packed: Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon [book review]

The title of Karen Solomon's wonderful Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects (Ten Speed Press; buy on Amazon) is a little bit of a misnomer. While the projects outlined here are edible, and mostly require being in the kitchen, the recipes she presents are "cooking projects" the same way that quarrying [...]

Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate [review, video]

Last night the Food Network aired two episodes of the new show The Best Thing I Ever Ate (normally airing Tuesdays at 9:30pm) — and like whoa we're impressed. The premise: Each show is comprised of eight short segments of Food Network personalities talking about their favorite foods, with each show focusing on a [...]

Underseasoned: Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen [book review]

Let's get this out of the way right at the start: Dalia Jurgensen is not Anthony Bourdain. This is true in many ways — she's short, he's tall; she's pastry, he's savory; she's she, he's he — but it is most relevantly true in the matter of culinary memoir. Jurgensen is the author of the [...]

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