June 23, 1999
1. "Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill" by Bobby Flay (Little, Brown, $29.95). Wild and crazy recipes for the backyard chef. Weeks on List: 1 Last Week: 4 2. "A Spoonful of Ginger," by Nina Simonds (Alfred Knopf, $30). Healing recipes from China. Weeks on List: 2 Last Week: 8 3. "How To Cook Everything," by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes. Weeks on List: 3 Last Week: 38 4.
January 8, 2007 |
Some people who visit the acclaimed restaurant Deux Cheminees come for more than chef Fritz Blank's cuisine -- they come for his books. The Philadelphia mainstay that offers some of the city's finest dining also houses an impressive culinary collection that includes about 15,000 volumes: cookbooks, periodicals, menus and memorabilia.
October 13, 1994
Want to celebrate somewhere deluxe? Head over to Auberge at Barnabey's Hotel in Manhattan Beach, possibly the most romantic dining room in the South Bay. This elegant Victorian restaurant, lit by small red chandeliers, features intimate booths, partially shielded with red velvet drapes. Even when full, the room is so quiet you could hear a quenelle drop. Fortunately, it's not only the decor at Auberge that's special.
February 20, 2013 |
Ever have a craving for biscuits? Not the hockey pucks, but those tender, lighter-than-air biscuits. The ones so delicate they have to be homemade and eaten fresh, while they're still warm. Maybe with a little tang from buttermilk, maybe a little zing from a touch of ginger. Maybe the ones so perfectly light they're simply called "angel biscuits. " A few years back, Paula Woods wrote a wonderful story for Food on making great biscuits, exploring the secrets and tips to getting them right.