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An Ocean of Hope

Categories: celebrity chefs
The beautiful book My New Orleans by chef John Besh came out before the spill, but since then I’ve found myself looking at the gorgeously photographed pages in chapters like “Crab Season,” “Speckled Trout and Redfish,” and "Crawfish and Rice" with a mix of anxiety and longing—can the Gulf ever recover? Read more...
I am not a fan of steak sauce. Not béarnaise, certainly not in a bottle, not gooey, blue-cheese laden goo, not any of it. To me, a steak is a beautiful thing all on its own—nicely marbled, grilled to taste—and its adornments should be simple. Which, apparently, make Mario Batali and me practically best friends. Read more...

Some Like It Hot

Categories: celebrity chefs
I got an email from my power company with my latest bill—and, oh my goodness. I was slack-jawed. I could’ve rented a summer cottage for the cost of sitting in the cool air! And man, that just makes me mad. I feel like revolting. No better time to make a stew! Read more...
Blogger-cum-author Julie Powell (Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously) may have gotten famous by cooking her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but she is hardly the first woman to teach herself to cook with Julia Child as her guide. Forty years ago, my mother was among the first generation to do just that. Read more...