‘A Girl and Her Pig,’ has more than pork recipes
Her single-minded drive for perfection inspired Jamie Oliver to declare, “This chick cooks like a ninja.”
10 things every cook should know
Chef Michael Leviton of Lumiere and Area Four offers easy advice to improve your cooking.
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‘How To Cook Like a Man’ by Daniel Duane
- The book traces a young father’s 8-year odyssey in learning how to cook.
Jennifer Trainer Thompson raised chickens, writes about eggs
- Each spring brings another flock of backyard chicken books. Sometimes they’re how-to’s, or memoirs, but there’s usually at least one cookbook.
Set a container of fresh herbs in a sunny window
- There’s nothing like the flavor that fresh herbs add to dishes. It’s why restaurants such as Rendezvous in Cambridge, 51 Lincoln in Newton, and dbar in Dorchester grow their own on their premises, and why Poor Richard’s Almanack proclaimed “Much Virtue in Herbs, Little in Men.”
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In Rome, NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli covers crises and eats well
- Sylvia Poggioli wanted to be a Shakespearian actress. Fortuna intervened and since 1982 National Public Radio listeners have heard her syncopated sign-off, “Sylvia Po-JO-lee, NPR News, Rome.”
Group prepares dishes from books they discuss
- The book group shares a meal that evolves into a culinary celebration of whatever book is on the group’s agenda, with dishes that reflect the culture and characters.
The joy of looking
- There was a time when cookbooks were for cooking. Now “cookability” seems to be taking a back seat to entertainment value.