Cooking to avoid food allergies can
be difficult, but in 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes (John Wiley & Sons,
Inc., 2010), $16.95, Carol Fenster
simplifies gluten-free cooking.
Try your hand at cooking for this
increasing segment of the population
by creating breads, muffins, cakes
and more. For more about cooking for
patrons with food allergies, including
celiac disease, read “Instant Reaction”
on page 16.
Chocolate lovers and pastry students
will enjoy Intensely Chocolate (John
Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010), $27.95,
by Carol Bloom, a European-trained
pastry chef and confectioner, and
author of 10 dessert cookbooks. The
200-plus-page book offers more than
100 recipes, tips for selecting chocolate
and a look at needed equipment. Turn
to page 20 to learn more about a career
in pastry arts.
Art Smith named to Chefs Hall of Fame
Art Smith, executive chef/co-owner of
Chicago’s Table Fifty-Two and Art and
Soul, who spent 10 years as Oprah
Winfrey’s personal chef, was named
Chicago Culinary Museum and
Chefs Hall of Fame’s 2010 inductee
America Club, Chicago. Smith joins
Carrie Nahabedian, Rick Bayless, Jimmy
Bannos and Charlie Trotter in the Chefs Hall of Fame.
And I quote
“‘AS A MEAL IN WINTER, YOU JUST CAN’T BEAT A PIE,’ SAYS THE
TRIPLE MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF [MICHEL ROUX]. YOU HAVE
EVERYTHING IN ONE DISH: THE DELICATE PASTRY, CRUMBLING
IN YOUR MOUTH, ACTS ALMOST AS YOUR STARTER — AND THE
DELICIOUS MOIST, MELTING MEAT, AS THE MAIN COURSE.’”
— CATALINA STOGDON, “HOW TO BAKE THE PERFECT PIE,”
TELEGRAPH, OCTOBER 12, 2010
Esquire names 2010 Best New Restaurants
Looking for a restaurant to try? Check out Esquire’s top dining picks
for 2010, noted below. In the October issue, John Mariani gave out
numerous superlatives and named Sean Baker, executive chef of
Gather, Berkeley, Calif., Chef of the Year.
>> ABC Kitchen, New York
>> Bibiana, Washington, D.C.
>> Bistro Niko, Atlanta
>> Cook & Brown, Providence, R.I.
>> Culina, Los Angeles
>> Epic, Chicago
>> Frances, San Francisco
>> Gather, Berkeley, Calif.
>> Haven, Houston
>> Julian Serrano, Las Vegas
>> Kalu Asian Kitchen, Charlotte, N.C.
>> Longman & Eagle, Chicago
>> Maialino, New York
>> Menton, Boston
>> Miller Union, Atlanta
>> O-Ku, Charleston, S.C.
>> Red O, Los Angeles
>> Samar, Dallas
>> SD26, New York
>> WP24 by Wolfgang Puck,