Archive for the ‘Bookshelf’ Category

June 21st, 2011

‘Tomatoland’ Author Barry Estabrook at Books & Books

Florida’s tomato industry has been on the news quite a bit in the past few weeks thanks to the release of Barry Estabrook’s new book, “Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.” In the book, Estabrook, a journalist and author of Politics of the Plate, traces the history of the tomato from […]

January 31st, 2011

Cookbook Giveaway: Michael’s Genuine Food (Updated)

“Food is not about impressing people – in fact it’s just the opposite; it’s about making them feel comfortable. The perfect meal is simpler than you expected and better than you remembered.” ~Chef Michael Schwartz in the intro to his book I love getting new cookbooks in the mail and last week I got a […]

January 19th, 2011

New Issue of Edible South Florida

It’s time again to pick up the new issue of edible South Florida. Can you believe it’s been a year since the magazine launched? The Winter 2011 issue has stories on classic cocktails, the risky future of Florida citrus, making Argentinean asado with blogger Gaucho Garcia, how to dry fruits, Sol Sundays and lots more. […]

April 22nd, 2010

edible South Florida Spring 2010

Today I finally made it to Whole Foods to pick up a copy of the new issue of edible South Florida. I had seen it online but it’s always nicer to have a physical copy in hand. I contributed another article, this time on initiatives around town to improve childhood nutrition. My favorite part in […]

January 19th, 2010

Edible South Florida launch

Edible South Florida celebrated the launch of its first issue today at Whole Foods. Run and edited by Katie Sullivan, the quarterly magazine is part of Edible Communities and it chronicles local foods, farmers, growers and chefs. For those of you who like me haven’t previously lived somewhere with an Edible magazine, we’ve apparently been […]

November 11th, 2009

An evening with Ruth Reichl

On Monday night I had the opportunity of listening to former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl as she spoke to an audience of fans and food enthusiasts at the Miami Book Fair. Her stop in Miami was the last of the book tour promoting Gourmet Today, a collection of 1,000 recipes developed over five years by […]

October 30th, 2009

Ruth Reichl at the Miami Book Fair

Save the date. Former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl will discuss the “new culinary landscape” at the Miami Book Fair, which kicks off next Sunday, Nov. 8. You can hear Reichl, whose latest book Gourmet Today is a compilation of Gourmet’s best recipes, on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Miami-Dade College’s Chapman Center. Admission […]

November 13th, 2007

Alice Waters in Miami today

Updated Alice Waters, known for her Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse and her passion for using organically grown, seasonal food will be at Books & Books in Coral Gables tonight to promote her new book The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution. I recently bought the book and it’s […]

November 8th, 2007

What’s cooking at the Miami Book Fair this weekend?

Don’t miss these tasty reads at the Miami Book Fair this weekend. Saturday, November 10 10 a.m. Table 8 Chef Govind Armstrong reads from his first cookbook, Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties. He’ll be joined by Top Chef judge and model Padma Lakshmi, who in her second […]

September 12th, 2007

Eating in exile – Gourmet goes Latin

For the past two days, I’ve been reveling in the latest issue of Gourmet magazine the Latino America issue. If it weren’t for Elise of Simply Recipes and her Puerto Rican friend Maria, I might have missed it, but I’m glad that, albeit late, I learned about it and got my hands on a copy. […]

August 17th, 2006

How chefs learned to cook

Last night a friend surprised me with an advance copy of How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World’s Greatest Chefs (release date October 17). Good timing considering I’ll have time to read on my flight tonight. I’m flying to Chicago for the weekend to visit college friends and also stopping by Milwaukee […]

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