Tarragon

Among the happiest moments of the year are when the air and soil are hot enough to plant herbs, and so I go out into my little patch of soil along the back kitchen wall, and I plant my tarragon, the greatest of all herbs.  THE GREATEST OF ALL HERBS. ...

The New New Cuisine

Ce n’est pas un oeuf. Late last year, The Guardian in London published an open letter from Ferran Adria, Heston Blumenthal, Thomas Keller and penned my Harold McGee disavowing the term "molecular gastronomy." It was published here this past Spring in...

Books on the Horizon

Amateur Gourmet posted a great NY restaurant story (this is adam at his best, playing The Common Man, with boyfriend Craig, in the cynical city), and it reminded me that, having posted about two current books (Swanson, Lebowitz), that I wanted to note a few more that...