From Drip Paintings To Pan Drippings: Artist Jackson Pollock Also Liked To Cook

New book explores the famed painter’s culinary side
Mar 27, 2015 9:00 am
Photo: Robyn Lea

Australian photographer Robyn Lea couldnt help but notice all the good-quality French bakeware and tablecloths lying around the old East Hampton home of artist Jackson Pollock and his wife. Lea wondered, Were they cooks and entertainers? Her new book explores this lesser-known side of the world-famous painter.

Erin McKenna Perfected The Gluten-Free Doughnut. Next Up: Pizza, Bagels.

BabyCakes boss sets her sights on savory things
Mar 25, 2015 11:00 am

Working in a professional kitchen can be daunting experience for many people. But not so much for Erin McKenna, who grew up with 11 brothers and sisters. You could reasonably call it a cakewalk for McKenna, founder of New York’s pioneering BabyCakes bakery, a mecca for treat-seekers who might otherwise abstain because of aversions to things like gluten and dairy. Here, she chats with writer Nicole Schnitzler.

22 Cookbooks We’ll Be Reading This Spring

Chefs, grilling, baking, vegetables, Korean. Yes!
Mar 18, 2015 9:00 am

With the advent of spring, we unearth the salad bowls, scrub off the grills, shoo away any animals who may have set up shop in there for the winter (you’d be surprised) and tuck our Dutch ovens safely away for the many gloriously warm months ahead. Yes, it’s spring-cookbook time. Here are some of our favorites. Don’t sleep.  

Brooks Headley Wins The Piglet For His “Anti-Cookbook Cookbook” Fancy Desserts

Del Posto pastry chef wows judges with his odd tome
Mar 10, 2015 12:15 pm

Last night, cooking site Food 52 announced the outcome of its annual tournament of cookbooks, The Piglet. And the winner — which came as little surprise to us — is Del Posto pastry chef Brooks Headley for his book, Fancy Desserts. We spoke with Headley about his excellent book last fall.

Well Done! A "Bob's Burgers" Cookbook Is On The Way.

Get ready for The Cajun Gracefully, To Err Is Cumin
Feb 3, 2015 10:30 am

Time for a patty in between two puns, because we're talking about Bob's Burgers, a.k.a. "my second-favorite use of Jon Benjamin's voice." Now, you can sear, flip and garnish along with the ultra-lovable Belcher family, because there's a cookbook in the works. Clean out the grease traps and ready your spatulas.

The Art Of Eating Announces Its Long List For The 12 Best Food Books

Covering a wide range of important food topics
Feb 2, 2015 12:30 pm

Each year, quarterly publication the Art of Eating acknowledges the best of the best in long-form food writing its Art Of Eating Prize. The goal is to long list, then short list, the previous year’s best books about food (or food and drink together) — selected by a panel of judges including chefs, journalists and food thinkers. Today the long list was announced.

Michael Ruhlman Wants To Teach You The Proper Ratios For Cooking With Marijuana

Stoner's Cookbook woos legit author for legit book
Jan 13, 2015 3:00 pm

Prolific cookbook author Michael Ruhlman, whose latest efforts have involved things like schmaltz and egg, has found a hot new ingredient to mess around with: marijuana. Ruhlman is reportedly in talks with the operators of The Stoner's Cookbook, a popular online resource for high-minded cooks, to contribute to the site's forthcoming hardcover edition, titled Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis.

9 New Healthy Cookbooks To Help Make Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Less Boring

Improve your diet with these life-longing reads
Jan 12, 2015 10:00 am

At Food Republic, January is Healthy Living Month. Maybe you are following the program, too? But let's be honest: You cannot take it on without a couple excellent cookbooks to help you out along the way. From dozens of uses for that bunch of kale sitting in your crisper to Mediterranean-influenced vegetable recipes and bone broth, here are 9 recent books to inspire you to get your green on. 


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