Ma Gastronomie Republished

Published in the United States in 1974 but long out of print, Fernand Point's engaging cookbook, Ma Gastronomie, will see a new, and wonderful, edition released by The Rookery Press on Thursday.  Both Thomas Keller, who offers a foreword, and Charlie Trotter...

How Cooking Can Save Your Life

Learning to cook changed my life—it didn't save it.  I've had it good.  But the tools I learned and the changes I made in order not to humiliate myself on a hotline, made me a better writer and a more effective, efficient creature outside the...

Pollan’s Proposals

I was at a small gathering of food professionals a few days ago and asked how many had read Pollan’s article in The New York Times magazine the week before, a memo to Washington about what people and this country should do to halt our reliance on oil-based food...

The Fallacy of the Quick-and-Easy Cookbook

Press releases drop into my mailbox daily and I usually give them a glance but rarely read them unless they’re addressed to me by name with some sort of request that’s unique to me.  When I received a mass-mailed release from Group Alain Ducasse, however, the...