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The Cook's Cook June-July 2015 Issue

With our ninth issue, The Cook’s Cook introduces improvements in our publishing platform that will allow the magazine to be read easily on mobile devices. Now you can read the PDF format on your desktop or tablet, use the new app for mobile devices, or download the magazine and have it handy when there’s no Wi-Fi connection.

On our cover is Amanda Cohen, Chef and owner of the Manhattan restaurant Dirt Candy, and author—with Ryan Dunleavy and Grady Hendrix—of the graphic novel/cookbook of the same name. Chef Cohen was interviewed and profiled by Jacob Dean and photographed by Brent Herrig. We also have an excerpt from the book, and if you have never before seen cooking instructions in cartoon form you’ll be amazed and delighted.

In this, our Farming and Agriculture issue, Maria Speck cheers the comeback of ancient wheats, Natasha Bowens writes about the history of farming in the USA by people of color, and Ravindra Krishnamurthy describes the astonishing concept of vertical farms.

Mara Lubans-Othic takes us foraging for white truffles. Rochelle Bilow tells us about CSAs and how to cook “straight from the farm.”

Lia Carmen Castillo Windt shares her experiences of eating in Spain, Rebecca Leffler offers vegan recipes for traditional French sauces. Nadine Thompson reminisces about growing up in the Caribbean.

And—of course!—there’s more. Brewer and author Scott Mansfield’s recipes for cocktails and non-alcoholic ginger beer made with jalapeno. J.D. Landis’ compelling description of testing a find from his cellar: a 1982 Inglenook Charbono. And Eva Baughman’s stunning back cover photos are a reminder that digital publications offer the best venues for anything visual.

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Blog of the Month: Spoon Fork Bacon

This blog, written by Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher (who is also the excellent photographer), caught our eye from the get-go with its gorgeous, pared-down front page. The clean design relies upon generous amounts of really great photography which complements the delicious sounding, frequently unique, recipes perfectly. Between their casual, upbeat style and the beautiful food you are sure to be propelled out of your chair and into the kitchen. The authors have also begun interviewing artists and other inspiring folks; the first installment (with potter Lindsay Emery) was absolutely delightful and well written. Last, don't miss their eye-catching interactive bulletin board found in the "About" section - it's very creative and fun.

 ~Eva Baughman

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Readers Write: A Trip Back to Little Italy

I want you to join me in a trip back in time to ‘Little Italy,’ where I lived with my family. Our Little Italy was in the United States, on the north side of Syracuse, New York, and was on the second floor of Highland Street.

The family home was simple and quiet as you looked […]

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Video: Sogni Culinari

Sogni Culinari, inspired by Pedro Mercado’s poem Sueños Culinarios, embodies everything I love about unexpected–and uninvited–internet media. It’s short, with a total run of only three minutes and seven seconds, a do-able amount of time to dedicate to a distraction. It’s narrated by a man with an accent so sumptuous that I’d like […]