For Gourmand's new Beijing Cookbook Fair, launched this year, publishers came from around the world for a taste of China's and the world's $4bn cookbook market.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Recently I’ve come out as a non-steamed vegetable eater. I worked with an amazing Asian food expert who hated Japanese food, saying it wasn’t sexy, pointing the blame on a reliance on steaming. He also said they eat pollywogs, which he followed by saying, “Who eats pollywogs?”
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
28 May 2014
RAVENOUS BUT SHORT ON TIME? WE'VE TRACKED DOWN THE BEST OF THE BEST THAT'LL DO MORE THAN JUST FILL THE VOID...
Posted: 27 May 2014 - David Lebovitz
I’m not gluten-free, but I am a bread-lover. (fyi: I also like boulangeries, too.) And am happy to come across any kind of bread packed with grains. But I don’t think all bread needs to have wheat in it. Other grains and starches – from buckwheat and rye, to cornmeal and rice flour – all make excellent breads, in the right hands.
In addition to being The City of Light, Paris is also The City of Bread, yet another boulangerie has opened. But this one is making breads without gluten. And the one I bought, riddled with seeds, was terrific.
The dense quarter-loaf was made with a combination of buckwheat and rice flours. The baker told me they’re milled in a dedicated moulin (mill) in the south of France. Because these kinds of flours don’t lend themselves to free-form loaves, the breads are baked in molds. And for those missing the traditional baguette, while you won’t find them here, the various breads offered are baked in slender molds, because everyone – even those avoiding gluten – deserves crust.
Continue Reading Chambelland Boulangerie (Gluten-free)...
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Posted: 25 May 2014 02:08
I just returned from a four-week book tour where I met a lot of people. Everyone was incredibly nice and it was a treat, although because of the nature of the events, it wasn’t possible to spend lots of one-on-one time with anyone – including myself. However, I tried to answer as many questions as possible.
The most frequently asked questions were; “Where have you been?”, “Where are you going?” and, curiously, “When you are leaving?” I’ll assume the last one was people just being polite (I hope!)
Another popular question was about mes bonnes adresses in Paris, or favorite places to eat.
While I update the list on the My Paris page regularly, and there are more complete descriptions in the Paris restaurant category on the site, I suspect people thought I was holding out on them (I swear, I’m not! – well, maybe one or two…but I have my reasons…) I was also interested in how many people were coming to Paris in the near future, which may explain the rise in airfares this summer, which are preventing us from going to Cape Cod and having a lobster, steamer clam, beer, and corn-on-the-cob fest.
Continue Reading q & a...
Friday, May 23, 2014