October 23, 2012 |
"Best of" lists are a staple of magazines and websites. Leave it to Clark Wolf, one of the canniest food marketers around, to figure a way to turn one into a book. And a fascinating book at that. Teaming with Marvin Taylor and an esteemed cast or advisors, Wolf has produced "101 Classic Cookbooks," a collection that will inspire much good cooking and probably even more spirited discussion. (A couple of obligatory disclaimers: My colleague Jonathan Gold was one of the advisors for this book, and I am a member of a committee that does a similar job selecting the Culinary Classics awards for the International Assn.
July 8, 2013 |
Mark Bittman's bestselling book “ How to Cook Everything ” is also an app and to celebrate five years of the App Store , Apple is now giving it away for free. Stuck at the grocery store without a clue what to do with the salmon you just bought, fire up the “How to Cook Everything” app and find some recipes. Or if you find yourself marooned on an island in Greece and want to know how to cook a whole fish or braise squid, or have a sudden urge to try a chocolate soufflé in the middle of the night, all you need is this app. Here, in one place, are about 2,000 recipes from the New York Times food columnist.
June 27, 2012 |
As obesity rates increase, so too do obesity-related health problems and associated costs. Still, a federal health advisory panel has formally recommended additional care in the form of intensive counseling. Commenting on the panel's decision, my colleague Paul Whitefield argues that we can't afford it. "The solution?" he writes . "It's not government-approved and insurance-paid-for counseling. It's a fat tax. " He continues: You want to be obese? Fine. Keep chowing down, big guy or gal. Just don't expect those who pursue sensible, healthful choices to pay for you. Instead, you're gonna pay a tax on all that extra weight, which will help offset the healthcare costs you're sure to incur.