Monday, October 20, 2014

Cookbooks in the news with PW

'Thug Kitchen' Publisher Talks Controversy
News that the once-anonymous authors of the popular Thug Kitchen blog 
and new vegan  cookbook are white has sparked outrage, with some 
calling the book and  its conceit an
example of cultural appropriation. PW talked to the title's publisher, 
Rodale's Mary Ann  Naples, about the book, the backlash, and how the 
company has hounded the duo about getting started on a second project. 
September's Bestselling Cookbooks
'Danielle Walker's Against All Grain' topped our bestseller list in September. Check out 
what other cookbooks made the cut. MORE 
TV Show Cookbooks, the Fall Lineup
In October, three new cookbooks based on hit TV shows will help you
take your fandom to the next level—into the kitchen. MORE 
5 Ways to Cook with Pumpkin, Besides the Pie
Move over pumpkin pie. There are so many ways to be creative with fall’s
favorite ingredient—pumpkin expert Averie Sunshine, author of 'Cooking 
with Pumpkin:Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie' (Countryman Press, Oct.),
offers five tasty alternatives  (and a recipe for making your own Pumpkin 
Spice Latte at home). MORE 


Baking Like the French: PW Chats With Dorie Greenspan 
PW caught up with the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, 
whose new book, 'Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to 
Your Home Anywhere' is out on October 28, to talk about why the
French don’t bake for fun, how women in France never say
 “non” to dessert, and one French take on a very American treat 

More below.


Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef
Despite its whimsical title, this eclectic and ambitious collection is all about serious cooking. Boturra, chef/owner of Osteria Francescana, challenges the culinary traditions of Emilia-Romagna, where the Michelin-starred restaurant is located. 

Twelve Recipes
Cal Peternell, chef at Chez Panisse, offers an informal crash course in the “big 12” recipes “at the heart of home cooking.” 

It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy
Martorano was born into a family with mob ties in South Philadelphia, and the glamor of crime and easy money exerted a strong pull on him until he started his own sandwich business, which developed into a chain of successful restaurants. 

The Vietnamese Market Cookbook
Tran and Vu have no formal culinary training, but they did have the good luck to be at the right place at the right time, specifically, London in 2009. When their Vietnamese food market, Bánhmì11, opened that year, it met a city hungry for bánh mì baguettes.

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