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If You’re Smoking Barbecue At Home, Wood Is The Essential Ingredient

Acacia to walnut, these logs make the best smoke
May 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Joe Carroll effectively jump-started the barbecue boom in Brooklyn with the opening of his Williamsburg restaurant, Fette Sau, in 2007. In his new book, Feeding the Fire, Carroll dishes up various techniques for making excellent fire-cooked meats at home none more important than choosing the right kind of wood. Here is an excerpt.

Custom Burger Blends That Will Dominate Grilling Season

Oxtail, brisket, short rib and shank, all welcome
May 12, 2015 1:00 pm

If you’re ready to crush the burger competition this grilling season, Richard Chudy and Samuel Monsour of the new cookbook American Burger Revival want to give you some guidance on creating and cooking the greatest patties imaginable. Read through their suggestions, take advantage of their wisdom and expertise, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy your summer grill-outs more than ever before. Can you smell the smoke?

6 New BBQ And Grilling Cookbooks

These should be printed on grease-proof paper
Apr 16, 2015 10:00 am

Some consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of outdoor cooking season, but why wait for the Indy 500 to fire up the grill? To get you inspired, here are a few new cookbooks that focus on barbecue and other al fresco cooking options.

A Food Book Fair Grows In Brooklyn

The annual event amplifies the borough’s food scene
Apr 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Each year, food-media professionals, chefs, small-batch producers and chefs yearning for a cookbook deal come together for panel discussions that take place over three days at the Food Book Fair, held April 10-12 at the iconic — if something that’s only been around since 2012 can be iconic — Wythe Hotel. Now in its fourth year, the Food Book Fair is presenting panels on such topics as “Food and Empire,” “Cookbooks and History” and “Chinese Food in America." There’s even a special literary-themed dinner.

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.

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