Emeril

23 May 19
News Directory

Six years ago, Bill Briand made a decision and rarely makes New Orleans cooks when they want to promote their careers: He took a job in Alabama. Briand has been working in Donald Link restaurants for years, mainly at Cochon. When the restaurant Lafayette, where Briand was head chef, was too long, the chef found […]

23 May 19
The Mercury News
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device Country pop singer Martina McBride’s sold-out appearance at Napa’s Calmére Estate Winery last fall was nothing short of a spectacle. The Grammy winner delighted her fans, who came from far and wide to catch a glimpse and maybe an autograph, before tucking into a multicourse lunch against the rolling Carneros hills. Despite the ticket price — $145 per person — this wasn’t a concert. It was a Book Passage event for “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life,” the Food Network star’s second, highly-anticipated cookbook, and the party featured her down-home recipes prepared by the winery’s culinary staff. “It was almost like a wedding,” recalls Marguerita Castanera, director of the independent chain’s Cooks with Books program, which started 23 years ago. “We had assigned seats. I wrote the guest’s names on placecards. Everyone has such a great time at these cookbook events, including the authors, who get to connect with their fans in an intimate space.” Fans? Oh yes. Ina. Emeril. Samin. In the era of reality TV, chefs and cookbook authors have attained their own brand of mononymous fame that has transformed book signings and readings — through shops like Book Passage, Omnivore Books and Rakestraw Books — into events with delicious food that draws eager home chefs and line-cook fan boys alike. “You essentially get to meet and break bread with the person you watch (on TV) or read all the time,” Castanera says. “People leave there hugging us.” They also leave with a signed copy of the cookbook, which is included in the ticketed price, and often a selfie with the author. No two events are the same: One could be an intimate Q&A with 20 people; the next might be a 200-person fete. Most are held in the spring or fall, when publishers release cookbooks and send their authors on tour, be it on site at an indie book store or in collaboration with a restaurant, such as Larkspur’s Left Bank, where Ruth Reichl recently did a Cooks with Books appearance for “Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir.” Last month, at Insalata’s in San Anselmo, Janet Fletcher fans got to meet the Planet Cheese blogger and feast on Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Pomegranate Marinade from her new cookbook, “Wine Country Table: Recipes Celebrating California’s Sustainable Harvest.” “Heidi really outdid herself,” Fletcher says of Insalata’s chef-owner Heidi Krahling, also a beloved cookbook author. “I think she must’ve brushed the lamb chops forever to get that sweet-tart glaze. Everything was amazing.” Castanera has watched the interest in food-driven book events rise in the past two decades and credits reality TV with the boom. “Historically, there’s pre-Food Network chefs and authors, like Janet or Ruth, who’ve paid their dues and worked hard to earn the respect, sales and household names,” she says. “And then there’s the new generation. It’s interesting to see who’s a TV star and who’s been cooking or writing for years in the trenches.” In some ways, Book Passage’s once-or-twice monthly events paved the way for San Francisco’s Omnivore Books, where owner Celia Sacks focuses solely on cookbooks — and holds 120 events a year in the 600-square-foot Noe Valley bookshop and at restaurants or community centers. Word of mouth and social media have helped put her shop on the international map. “The first time Nigella Lawson came from London to speak at Omnivore, she said, ‘(Yotam) Ottolenghi has told me so many wonderful things about your shop,'” Sacks recalls. “That was huge.” Sacks has hosted everyone from Eric Ripert and Samin Nosrat to the late Anthony Bourdain. Her in-store events are free, intimate and often standing-room-only affairs, often with wine or nibbles provided by the author or Sacks. No need to RSVP or even buy a book. But most customers do. “I recognize that you can’t have that in a lot of cities,” Sacks says. “People have the finances and conscientiousness here to back up an independent shop like mine, instead of buying the book for less online.” And look at what they’re getting in return. Sipping mezcal with Cala’s Gabriela Cámara, San Francisco and Mexico City author of the new “My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions.” Nibbling cookies with Christina Tosi of New York City’s Momofuku Milk Bar. Indulging in ice cream with Salt & Straw’s Tyler Malek when his cookbook debuts May 20. Or eating Ottolenghi’s legendary Middle Eastern food … with Ottolenghi. “People have been idolizing him for years, and to have him talk to a room of 60 people and answer all their questions was so exciting,” Sacks says. “To connect directly with fans, make eye contact. I think this format means the world to the authors, too, not just the guests.” When Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen came to Omnivore Books, people lined up all the way down and around the block. “Even though they couldn’t hear anything, they just stood there for the whole hour looking inside,” Sacks recalls. Sacks is expecting mobs when Southern chef and cookbook author Sean Brock, who was recently featured on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table,” visits. In addition to resurrecting indigenous Southern ingredients, he speaks and writes openly about his path to sobriety. His follow up to “Heritage” debuts this fall and he’ll be heading west for book signings. “It’s going to be packed,” Sacks says. “He’s a big influence on young chefs and someone that they idolize so much.” IF YOU GO Book Passage: This indie bookstore holds author events at its shops in the San Francisco Ferry Building, as well as Larkspur and Corte Madera, and Cooks With Books events and locations in Marin County and Wine Country. Upcoming events include a vineyard luncheon for the authors of the new “Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook” on May 25. Find out more at www.bookpassage.com/cooks-with-books. Omnivore Books on Food: This cookbook-centric San Francisco shop hosts author events throughout the year, primarily at the store at 3885A Cesar Chavez St. Upcoming author events include Tyler Malek discussing the new “Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook” and dishing up scoops on May 20. Find details at omnivorebooks.myshopify.com. For more food and drink coverage follow us on Flipboard.
23 May 19
East Bay Times
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device Country pop singer Martina McBride’s sold-out appearance at Napa’s Calmére Estate Winery last fall was nothing short of a spectacle. The Grammy winner delighted her fans, who came from far and wide to catch a glimpse and maybe an autograph, before tucking into a multicourse lunch against the rolling Carneros hills. Despite the ticket price — $145 per person — this wasn’t a concert. It was a Book Passage event for “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life,” the Food Network star’s second, highly-anticipated cookbook, and the party featured her down-home recipes prepared by the winery’s culinary staff. “It was almost like a wedding,” recalls Marguerita Castanera, director of the independent chain’s Cooks with Books program, which started 23 years ago. “We had assigned seats. I wrote the guest’s names on placecards. Everyone has such a great time at these cookbook events, including the authors, who get to connect with their fans in an intimate space.” Fans? Oh yes. Ina. Emeril. Samin. In the era of reality TV, chefs and cookbook authors have attained their own brand of mononymous fame that has transformed book signings and readings — through shops like Book Passage, Omnivore Books and Rakestraw Books — into events with delicious food that draws eager home chefs and line-cook fan boys alike. “You essentially get to meet and break bread with the person you watch (on TV) or read all the time,” Castanera says. “People leave there hugging us.” They also leave with a signed copy of the cookbook, which is included in the ticketed price, and often a selfie with the author. No two events are the same: One could be an intimate Q&A with 20 people; the next might be a 200-person fete. Most are held in the spring or fall, when publishers release cookbooks and send their authors on tour, be it on site at an indie book store or in collaboration with a restaurant, such as Larkspur’s Left Bank, where Ruth Reichl recently did a Cooks with Books appearance for “Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir.” Last month, at Insalata’s in San Anselmo, Janet Fletcher fans got to meet the Planet Cheese blogger and feast on Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Pomegranate Marinade from her new cookbook, “Wine Country Table: Recipes Celebrating California’s Sustainable Harvest.” “Heidi really outdid herself,” Fletcher says of Insalata’s chef-owner Heidi Krahling, also a beloved cookbook author. “I think she must’ve brushed the lamb chops forever to get that sweet-tart glaze. Everything was amazing.” Castanera has watched the interest in food-driven book events rise in the past two decades and credits reality TV with the boom. “Historically, there’s pre-Food Network chefs and authors, like Janet or Ruth, who’ve paid their dues and worked hard to earn the respect, sales and household names,” she says. “And then there’s the new generation. It’s interesting to see who’s a TV star and who’s been cooking or writing for years in the trenches.” In some ways, Book Passage’s once-or-twice monthly events paved the way for San Francisco’s Omnivore Books, where owner Celia Sacks focuses solely on cookbooks — and holds 120 events a year in the 600-square-foot Noe Valley bookshop and at restaurants or community centers. Word of mouth and social media have helped put her shop on the international map. “The first time Nigella Lawson came from London to speak at Omnivore, she said, ‘(Yotam) Ottolenghi has told me so many wonderful things about your shop,’” Sacks recalls. “That was huge.” Sacks has hosted everyone from Eric Ripert and Samin Nosrat to the late Anthony Bourdain. Her in-store events are free, intimate and often standing-room-only affairs, often with wine or nibbles provided by the author or Sacks. No need to RSVP or even buy a book. But most customers do. “I recognize that you can’t have that in a lot of cities,” Sacks says. “People have the finances and conscientiousness here to back up an independent shop like mine, instead of buying the book for less online.” And look at what they’re getting in return. Sipping mezcal with Cala’s Gabriela Cámara, San Francisco and Mexico City author of the new “My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions.” Nibbling cookies with Christina Tosi of New York City’s Momofuku Milk Bar. Indulging in ice cream with Salt & Straw’s Tyler Malek when his cookbook debuts May 20. Or eating Ottolenghi’s legendary Middle Eastern food … with Ottolenghi. “People have been idolizing him for years, and to have him talk to a room of 60 people and answer all their questions was so exciting,” Sacks says. “To connect directly with fans, make eye contact. I think this format means the world to the authors, too, not just the guests.” When Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen came to Omnivore Books, people lined up all the way down and around the block. “Even though they couldn’t hear anything, they just stood there for the whole hour looking inside,” Sacks recalls. Sacks is expecting mobs when Southern chef and cookbook author Sean Brock, who was recently featured on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table,” visits. In addition to resurrecting indigenous Southern ingredients, he speaks and writes openly about his path to sobriety. His follow up to “Heritage” debuts this fall and he’ll be heading west for book signings. “It’s going to be packed,” Sacks says. “He’s a big influence on young chefs and someone that they idolize so much.” IF YOU GO Book Passage: This indie bookstore holds author events at its shops in the San Francisco Ferry Building, as well as Larkspur and Corte Madera, and Cooks With Books events and locations in Marin County and Wine Country. Upcoming events include a vineyard luncheon for the authors of the new “Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook” on May 25. Find out more at www.bookpassage.com/cooks-with-books. Omnivore Books on Food: This cookbook-centric San Francisco shop hosts author events throughout the year, primarily at the store at 3885A Cesar Chavez St. Upcoming author events include Tyler Malek discussing the new “Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook” and dishing up scoops on May 20. Find details at omnivorebooks.myshopify.com. For more food and drink coveragefollow us on Flipboard.
23 May 19
Arcynewsy

CLICK HERE if you have trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device Last fall, country pop singer Martina McBride sold out at Napa & # 39; s Calmére Estate Winery and it was no show at all. The Grammy winner delighted his fans, who came from all over to take a look and maybe […]

22 May 19
WGNO

NEW ORLEANS – Get your tickets now for the “A Portrait of New New Orleans,” the first event in the Summer Dinner Series, presented by Emeril’s New Orleans. On Wednesday, June 5, the first of four dinners will take place. Chef Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant will serve as the location for the first of four […]

22 May 19
Arcynewsy

June looks brilliant for TV fans for food. Actor / director Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi are coming together for a new Netflix series, The Chef Show. With episodes with a meal with the Avengers Launched in Atlanta and smoking chest in Texas, the couple "will experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, cooking, […]

22 May 19
Best Air Fryers

Both types of fryers typically endure for quite a long time without a lot of effort on your end. The air fryer also has an automated standby quality that turns it into standby mode when the cooking method is finished. The Chefman Air fryer doesn’t offer much concerning accessories but using a quick check on […]

22 May 19
Ebook Mania

SUMMARY: “Michael Ruhlman has long enjoyed a love affair with cooking, food, and the work of the chef. His previous exploration of the restaurant kitchen and the men and women who call it home led Anthony Bourdain to call him “the greatest living writer on the subject of chefs – and on the business of preparing food.” But even his broad experience couldn’t have prepared him for the profound shift in American culture that has raised restaurant cooking to the level of performance art and the status of the chef to celebrity CEO.” “Beginning at Per Se, one of the most recent, exclusive, and expensive of Manhattan’s four-star restaurants, Ruhlman takes readers into some of America’s most illustrious – and most frenetic – kitchens. Throughout his travels, he seeks out and explains new trends and phenomena, like Las Vegas’s recent elevation to the country’s food Gomorrah, and returns to previous haunts to see what’s changed. A dispatch from a new world where chefs are stars and culinary school classes are burgeoning, The Reach of a Chef looks at the state of professional cooking in the post-Child, Food Network era via the heavy hitters in the industry such as Thomas Keller and Masa Takayama, Grant Achatz and Melissa Kelly, Emeril Lagasse and a new breed of cooking celebrity: girl next door Rachael Ray.” “In the end, readers get an in-the-trenches look at professionals whose very life’s work had once been to feed us in order to feed themselves – but is now increasingly a type of work that delivers them to corporate boardrooms and television studios.”–BOOK JACKET.

22 May 19
Ebook Mania

Farm to Fork brings out the “green” in Emeril with recipes that will inspire cooks, new and old, to utilize fresh, organic, and locally-grown ingredients throughout the year. A must have for those interested in the Green and locavore movements, and the legions of Emeril’s own fans!

(source: Bol.com)

21 May 19
The Traveler Weekly

May is the month we celebrate and honor mothers across the country.  Somehow that one day of giving flowers, taking her out to dinner or even serving her breakfast in bed, does not seem to be enough to recognize the hard work mom’s do every day. I write this letter to say thank you to my […]

21 May 19
Kuhinja diljem svijeta

Donosimo vam činjenice iz života jednog od najbogatijih i najpoznatijih kuhara na svijetu, člana žirija kulinarskog showa ‘Top Chef’. Osim po svom imenu, poznat je i po krilaticama ‘BAM’ i ‘Kick it up a notch’ koje su ga učinile pravim hitom među ljubiteljima dobre hrane. Njegovi restorani i javna pojavljivanja priskrbili su mu zaradu d […]

21 May 19
Archy news nety

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi have joined forces to form a new food series – and the first trailer shows some familiar faces. On May 19, Netflix unveiled a first look for The cooking showand it has one Avengers: Final Reunion with notable members of the cast and crew. Inspired by Favreau's highly acclaimed 2014 […]

20 May 19
Daily Republic

May 20– May 20–With visitor counts shattering records year after year, Florida’s tourism sector has emerged as an unstoppable force, an economic driver that brings in billions of dollars a year. Now state leaders are posing a $26 million question: How much of the influx can be attributed to Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing […]

20 May 19
BLAINE'S RESTAURANT REPORT

It’s hard to believe this is my 200th report.  Long ago I wondered if I’d still be doing this long enough to get to 200.  Then I thought, “Why not?  It’s not like I’m doing anything else”.  So here I am. For my 200th report I knew I had to go somewhere special.  An old, […]

19 May 19
Archy news nety

Roy Choi and Jon Favreau, two great deals in the increasingly overlapping world of food and entertainment, are collaborating on a new Netflix series called The Chef Show which will show their favorite culinary destinations and culinary inspirations throughout the country. Friends will be joined on their journey by a cast of guest stars, including […]