FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Guarnaschelli might be a revered judge on TV's Chopped, one of the few female iron chefs and the author of two best-selling cookbooks, but in her 11-year-old...
How Selma, Birmingham helped chef reclaim soul food
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chef Carla Hall knows soul food. She's been cooking it for her entire career. Now, her mission is to reclaim it. When she set out to trace the path of soul food throughout the South, that journey brought her to Alabama.
In her cookbook "Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration," released Oct. 23, her first step in reclaiming soul food is to define it.
"Soul food is the true food of African Americans," she writes.
Iowa nonprofit launches kid cookbook for fundraiser
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Cooking long has been a staple of Elliott Test Kitchen, where students can go after school for a good meal and academic support. So when the time came to organize a fundraiser for its operations, a cookbook was a natural choice.
The "Elliott Test Kitchen Young Chefs" cookbook, launched this month, features 31 recipes cooked by 34 fourth- through sixth-graders at the kitchen in Fort Madison, and proceeds from the cookbook sales go back into supporting the nonprofit.
Cracklins to boudin: Toups cookbook a treatise on Cajun food
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Despite the title — "Chasing the Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking" — there are no alligator entries in the New Orleans chef's new cookbook unless you count the photo of Toups' back and the alligator tattoo emblazoned across it. But there is an array of dishes that exemplify the Cajun cooking that Toups grew up on in south Louisiana as well as the special flair he brings to them and to life in general.
Cookbooks: More than recipes _ clues to Mississippi history
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Recently, four women visited the McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi. They weren't doing research on some arcane subject or looking for data on some aspect of Southern living. No. They were on the hunt for recipes.
USM educators gather Laurin Stamm’s cookbooks for project
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Laurin Stamm served as the food editor of the Vicksburg Post for more than 50 years.
Stamm was not a chef by trade she was a journalist. Nevertheless, when then city editor Charlie Faulk gave her the assignment to write a food story, Stamm did her job, and as she acknowledged in the introduction of her cookbook, "From the Kitchen of the Cypress House," which was published following her retirement in 2011, the rest is history.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: One-Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies
Mexican hot chocolate is a beloved beverage made from chocolate (yup, got it) and often cinnamon and another spice or two to bring up the heat. The combination of spicy and chocolate just plain works, and I wanted to see how it would translate into another beloved treat, the good old American brownie.
Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire.
The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook titled "Together."
The book celebrates the power of cooking to strengthen communities and bring people together.
Duchess of Sussex supports Grenfell fire charity cookbook
LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is giving her backing to a cookbook from a community kitchen set up in the aftermath of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.
The former Meghan Markle has written a foreword to a volume of recipes from the Hubb Community Kitchen. It was set up by women displaced when fire destroyed the west London high-rise in June 2017, killing 72 people.
The recipes from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and beyond reflect the diversity of the local community.
When should kids start helping in the kitchen? Now is good.
As the author of family-oriented cookbooks, I am often asked these two questions:
"When is a good time to have your kids start helping in the kitchen?" Answer: Now!
And, "Which tasks can kids do at what ages?" Answer: Depends on your kid.
Free Lincoln seminar by author of wild game cookbook
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A cookbook author will visit Lincoln this fall for a seminar on cooking wild game and fish.
The free, two-hour seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center. Hank Shaw will tell hunters how they can get more out of their wild game and fish through new cooking tips and techniques.
He'll also sign copies of his latest cookbook, "Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail."
Food experts debate origin of Key lime pie
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Florida Keys culinary experts are furious about a cookbook author's claim that Key lime pie wasn't invented in the island chain.
Pastry chef Stella Parks wrote in her book "BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts" that the Borden milk company invented the recipe in 1931 to market sweetened condensed milk, a prime ingredient in Key lime pie.
But Key Westers Tuesday said Key lime pie was a Keys staple before that, citing local newspaper articles from 1926.
Review: Words of praise for great cooking, great cooks
"The Best Cook in the World: Tales from my Momma's Table," (Alfred A. Knopf), by Rick Bragg.
Rick Bragg's latest book — "The Best Cook in the World" — is unusual enough in its approach that he felt obliged to explain what is intended.
"I guess you could call it a food memoir, but it is really just a cookbook, told the way we tell everything, with a certain amount of meandering," he writes.
And between the recipes and tales of great cooks in his Alabama family, Bragg meanders at length.
Tickets are on sale now for The Spokesman-Review’s Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show
Hear Chad White of Bravo’s “Top Chef” talk about life before, during and after the show.
Get tips for using your Instant Pot from Laurel Randolph, author of 2016’s runaway best-seller “The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook.”
North Huntingdon blogger turned cookbook writer offers recipes, beauty tips
If there is one thing Jessica Merchant has learned from her years of writing and blogging about cooking, it's that no matter how delicious a plate's contents may be, they also must tempt one visually.
"I know what looks good. People eat with their eyes. ... If it looks like a mess in the skillet, it won't fly," she says.
The prepared recipes in Merchant's new book, "The Pretty Dish" (Rodale Books) all of which she photographed, clearly "fly."
Every day seems to offer something to celebrate in my own way. Not only is it time to welcome what April 4 offers in Wisconsin, but also because the number 4 happens to be my lucky number. Add a simple thought about everything four seasons offer, and it becomes a gift in disguise to enjoy throughout the year. Taking vacations is healthy, too, but returning home is the best gift of all.
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's latest North Country cookbook features favorite recipes from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
"The Flavor of the Grand North" has nearly 35 recipes for breakfast, beverages, breads, soup, main dishes and desserts.
The AMC included its recipes for Cinnamon Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole; Cheese and Garlic Bread; and Dave Wilson's Power Brownies, all visitor favorites.
Delish! Whitehall library’s Cookbook Club to be featured on Rachael Ray show
The hottest restaurant in town might just be a local library.
That comes as no surprise to members of the Whitehall Public Library's Cookbook Club, who will be featured on the Feb. 23 episode of Rachael Ray.
Following an email inquiry about the group, producers of the daytime talk show visited the tiny library at 100 Borough Park Drive and filmed an impromptu cookbook club discussion about Ray's latest book, "Everyone Is Italian on Sunday."
DALLAS — Urvashi Pitre of Keller, Texas, is known as “The Butter Chicken Lady,” but let’s correct that. It should really be “Dr. Butter Chicken Lady.”
The social media juggernaut, Instant Pot Indian food queen and published cookbook author also holds a doctorate in experimental psychology and has run several businesses in marketing and statistical analytics, including Tasseologic, of which she is currently CEO.
Suddenly, it seems like shakshuka is everywhere.
Restaurant menus. Food Network how-to shows. YouTube videos. And on breakfast, lunch and dinner tables in homes across the country.
Maybe the dishs ascendancy can be traced to cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. In his bestselling Jerusalem and Plenty tomes, the Israeli-born London chef prominently features shakshuka recipes.
Cooks’ Exchange: A favorite cookbook captures Wisconsin’s tastes
If “The Flavor of Wisconsin” is included among the cookbooks you keep within easy reach, consider yourself lucky. Researched and written in 1981 by the late and local well-known journalist Harva Hachten, each page captured the incredible warmth of early settlers and immigrants by providing an “informal history of food and eating in the Badger State” we so proudly call home. However, if you’ve never had the joy of absorbing what the book offered, you are in for a treat with a new edition, revised and expanded in 2009 by regional food specialist Terese Allen and published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Schuler gives 6,000 books to help East Lansing library
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A bookstore that recently closed in the Lansing area has donated 6,000 books to a group that raises money for the East Lansing library.
The used books from Schuler Books & Music will be sold at the library. Maureen McCabe-Power says she's "surprised and thrilled" to get the big gift. She is president of Friends of the East Lansing Public Library.
There are cookbooks, art books, fiction, children's books and more. Schuler closed a Lansing-area store on Feb. 3.
Between Harlem and Heaven presents a delightful fusion of Afro-Asian-American cuisine
One likes opera. The other, hip-hop. And together, iconic chef and former opera singer Alexander Smalls and James Beard nominated chef JJ Johnson have created their first ever cookbook, “Between Harlem and Heaven” (Flatiron Books; $37.50), as an homage to the food and cultural significance of Harlem and the Afro-Asian diaspora.
A recent conversation with the noted chefs revealed the background of their unique cuisine and dynamic relationship.
The act of cooking a meal can bring so much more to the table than just, well, dinner. There’s the sustenance and comfort of that food, but what’s also built into the sauce or dropped into the pot is a sometimes invisible and highly complex ingredient list that can include tradition, community, history, geography, art, religion and politics. Every country’s cuisine reflects that list and the journey its cooks took to your table. American cooking reflects more journeys than most, its collective cuisine assembled almost entirely from the suitcases and memories of generations of immigrants. A new cookbook, published last month by Interlink Books, celebrates this multicultural recipe box, giving voice to the myriad chefs and their traditions as it puts their food on our menu — and, more subtly, their politics on our plates.
A garlic bread recipe originally found to induce labor in 1990, a heart-healthy walnut pesto salmon made first for a friend after having a heart attack and an OBGYN’s homemade “Caesarean Salad” are just three of the recipes in PeaceHealth’s first-ever, caregiver-made cookbook.
Cookbook shows funeral food is a tradition that won’t die
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Perre Coleman Magness' latest cookbook came to be in sort of a funny way, particularly for a book about feeding the bereaved.
"The publisher asked me if I would be interested in doing a book on funeral food because it is a 'trending topic,'" she said. "I said that I could do one on Southern food, but not one for Lutherans in Minnesota or Italians from Brooklyn."
While she mulled it over, she called her mother, also a writer and also named Perre Magness.
“Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers” by Andrew Rea
If the quickest way to somebody’s heart is through their stomach, this book is taking the fast lane. Rea finds the memorable foods from our favorite films, and shows us how to make them.
Stir up a Victorian Christmas Pudding, Pittsburgh style
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the traditional highlights of an English Christmas is the plum pudding served at the end of the meal - dense, rich, and dripping with rum butter or other boozey glaze.
It used to be a standard in Pittsburgh as well, if the recipes in the old cookbooks in the Heinz History Center archives are any indication, and it merits a return.
There's no shortage of cookbooks on the Instant Pot to get you familiar with it. With all the books, there are plenty of ideas, tips and advice along with lots and lots of recipes.
While there's a lot of inspiration, many of these books are all-around good reads that will give you the basics of what you need to know. Within the pages, you will find plenty of ethnic recipes, everyday recipes and even desserts.
Vegan in the making: Author creates cookbook to aid others who want to make the switch
Ann Hodgman has long aspired to be a vegetarian; it just took her some time to get there. It’s what happens when you enjoy such foods as bacon, meat loaf and fried chicken.“I wanted to be a vegetarian since I was 12, when a friend of mine became one,” says the Washington, Conn.-based writer. “I just waffled for all that time.”On a base level, she believed eating meat was ethically wrong and environmentally detrimental, but she had been avoiding making the change. She likens herself to a...
FLORENCE, S.C. – Mercy Medicine Free Clinic has released “Palate Pleasers,” its first cookbook, which is a big fundraiser for the nonprofit organization.
The book, which is intended to be an annual publication, includes more than 600 recipes from board members, their spouses, patients and friends of the clinic. Arlene LaVigne, office manager at Mercy Medicine, said the cookbook includes a wide variety of recipes from a wide variety of contributors. She said it also promotes healthy eating.
There’s no shortage of cookbooks on the Instant Pot to get you familiar with it. With all the books, there are plenty of ideas, tips and advice along with lots and lots of recipes.
While there’s a lot of inspiration, many of these books are all-around good reads that will give you the basics of what you need to know. Within the pages, you will find plenty of ethnic recipes, everyday recipes and even desserts.
New Supreme Court cookbook dishes up history, recipes
WASHINGTON (AP) — At Christmastime, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor would send her colleagues gift-wrapped packages of homemade beef jerky from her family's cattle ranch in Arizona. Her colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg pronounced it "very spicy."
The merriment of the holidays is built on many things: Cheerful wishes of happiness and goodwill from strangers. Cultural memories of sleigh rides across fields of sparkling snow. Even the joy to be found in giving gifts to friends and loved ones.
But really, what makes the holidays merry and bright are all the cookies. How could they not? Cookies are the ornaments that we hang on the Christmas tree of life.
Fans of Peabody's who miss the Birmingham restaurant's French onion soup and key lime pie are in luck. The restaurant, which closed last summer after 40 years, has released a cookbook.
"The Peabody's Cookbook" by Kate Cortis is available online at blurb.com for $20. The 60-page softcover book includes dozens of recipes from the longstanding restaurant, which was opened by Jim Peabody in 1975 on Woodward just south of Maple.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY | When he retires, South Sioux City Library Director Dave Mixdorf wants to build himself a man cave.
But instead of creating a space designed to house sports memorabilia or a pool table, Mixdorf merely need to assemble some bookshelves that he'll use to maintain his collection of more than 60 vintage cookbooks.
Cookbooks in a man cave, huh?
"I'll always need to list the books using the Dewey Decimal System," Mixdorf said. "Once a librarian, always a librarian, I guess."
Ayesha Curry and Anthony “Spice” Adams Host ‘The Great American Baking Show’
Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle/media personality Anthony “Spice” Adams and chef/bestselling author Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors’ superstar, Steph Curry, will host “The Great American Baking Show,” returning for its third season on ABC at 9 p.m., Thursday.
For Thanksgiving sides, this Minnesotan turns to heavenly (and hilarious) church lady cookbooks
Im convinced that anyone who can lift a 20-pound roasting pan and toss it in the general direction of an oven can cook a decent turkey. It is, after all, just an oversized chicken. But on Thanksgiving, its the poultry diva attracting all the attention and anxiety from nervous, hand-wringing cooks.
A new Indian cookbook, just in time for Thanksgiving
Its been more than five years since I dined at Rasika, a visionary Indian restaurant in Washington, D.C., yet I can vividly recall many details of that remarkable meal.
Which is why whenever someone visiting the capital asks if I have any dining recommendations, Rasika always resides at the top of my list. Trust me, my enthusiasm and admiration is near-universal.
A new cookbook that combines food, poetry, photography and illustrations highlights four Detroit chefs.
"4 Detroit: Four Chefs. Four Courses. Four Seasons." takes the chefs out of their respective kitchens and showcases them cooking in Detroit neighborhoods.
Celebrity chef and author Antonio Carluccio dies at age 80
LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, who helped popularize inexpensive Italian fare as the founder of an eponymous restaurant chain and a prolific cookbook writer, has died. He was 80.
His death was announced on Carluccio's website, by the restaurant business on Twitter and by his agent on Wednesday. The cause was not immediately revealed.
Carluccio, who was born and raised in Italy, had restaurants in Britain, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates bearing his name.
Cookbooks aim to raise reward money in Flora fire deaths
FLORA, Ind. (AP) — A fundraising group is selling cookbooks to raise reward money in the fire deaths of four sisters a year ago in the north central Indiana community of Flora.
The cookbook produced by the group calling itself Flora's 4 Angels has more than 200 recipes from members of 11 churches in Flora, including some of the sisters' favorites. The cookbooks are $10 each. The goal is to raise $5,000.
Take a look at a cookbook from the Copper Hen on Eat Street in Minneapolis
Danielle and Chris Bjorling have a lot of stories to tell, whether its the tale of opening their Copper Hen Cakery Kitchen on Eat Street in Minneapolis 3andfrac12; years ago, or being successful contestants on CNBCs Restaurant Startup, or creating an amazing bacon-blueberry cupcake.
A Minneapolis chef takes on venison in new cookbook
The problem with most game and fish cookbooks, somewhat paradoxically, is that they are written by guys who hunt and fish.
That is to say, they are written by guys whose primary interest in hunting and fishing is the hunting and fishing part.
LET’S BAKE! Valuable tips for crust come with great chocolate pecan pie recipe
I know, I know! Thanksgiving’s weeks away, so why this recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie now? Short answer: Because it’s my Let’s Bake! column for November. And because the recipe comes from Maida Heatter, the best dessert recipe cookbook author there is.
The greatest trick the Instant Pot played on people was convincing them that they were trying something new.
Pressure cookers, slow cookers, rice cookers, steamers — these are appliances that have been around for years. Sure, they are all combined into one shiny device, along with a few other ones, but they now have the cachet of a catchy new name. Your grandma used a pressure cooker. You have an Instant Pot.
Noted journalist, cookbook author and food activist Mark Bittman will make a stop in the Alamo City Thursday as part of the San Antonio Book Festival. The event, dubbed “Get Lit with Mark Bittman,” will feature a conversation with San Antonio Express-News Features Editor Emily Spicer followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Many of Lidia Bastianich's best culinary creations begin with two words: "Company's coming!"
The Emmy Award-winning public television host, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author has a flair for entertaining guests that runs the gamut from extravagant to simple – from a formal sit-down dinner or a holiday gathering, to a buffet, barbecue or football game watch party with an array of hors d'oeuvres that exceeds "chips and dip" expectations.