wonder where people will go when they tell me they want to dine somewhere
“out-of-the-way” in Paris. Do they want to go to the outer reaches of the
20th or 15th arrondissements for lunch? And if they want to go somewhere
where “only locals” eat, will they be happy with a standard plat du jour? Or
do they want more creative cooking, with an accent on fresh ingredients?
In a tight,
closely watched city like Paris, there are few places that are
undiscovered. When I first stopped into Mokonuts one
day for a cookie, shortly after they opened, there weren’t many people
there. When I went back recently, it was packed. And with good reason.
honest, I was miffed that it took me so long to go back, but I’ve
been so busy that it was hard to get away in the middle of the day for
lunch, which is the only time Mokonuts is open. (They are planning to
open for dinner service in the near future.) But since they have two
kids, and do all the cooking themselves, Moko Hirayama and Omar Koreitem
need to be home by the time the kids are out of school.
The cookbook hits just keep coming! In addition to another blockbuster month of new releases, we now know the winners of the James Beard Foundation Media Awards. Many beloved authors received well-deserved recognition in this prestigious competition. The US awards season may be winding down, but there are more to come in the UK!
Our featured Pinterest Board for April showcases delicious scone, muffin, and bread recipes to bring out the baker in everyone. To round out the month, we have your favorite lists, plenty of recipe excerpts from new cookbooks, and an amazing number of giveaways. Happy cooking!
The team at EatYourBooks
US cookbook awards season winds down
On April 25 we received the final major US cookbook awards announcement of 2017, as the James Beard Foundation named its winners during an annual gala event. Although the nominees overlapped with the IACP list, a completely different crop of winners emerged. Ronni Lundy's Victualswon its category and took home Cookbook of the Year honors. EYB Member favorites Dorie Greenspan, Naomi Duiguid, and Meike Peters also came out on top. See all of the winners on our James Beard Foundation Awards page. Stay tuned to the blog to learn what happens in the UK Guild of Food Writers Awards ceremony to be held on June 22.
Highlighted magazine - Nadia
This month we are highlighting a new bi-monthly publication, Nadia Magazine, where Nadia Lim - the 30-year-old chef and dietician who won New Zealand's MasterChef in 2011 and has written five bestselling cookbooks - will share what inspires her when it comes to food, family and life. A focus on nutrition has remained integral to Nadia’s philosophy as a chef. She is committed to getting people to eat a less complicated, ‘nude food’ diet. We have indexed all issues of Nadia published to date.