The Cook’s Cook August-September 2014 Issue

In this issue you’ll find a fascinating profile of Jacques Pepin, one of the most highly respected chefs in the world, by Jacob Dean.

Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters, writes about mushroom hunting in The Rites of Fall. Award-winning cookbook authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee offer insights on cookbook publishing in So You Want to Write a Cookbook…? In For the Love of Tomatoes, Ana Patuleia Ortins shares luscious Portuguese recipes. And in From Karachi to California, Sarah Sheikh Bridge tells the story of her parents’ journey from Pakistan to the United States.

As always, The Cook’s Cook is packed with an eclectic assortment of articles, advice on culinary careers, opinion, great products, recipes, and stunning photography. Subscribe today – it’s free! — so you don’t miss a thing.


Blog of the Week: Hunter • Angler • Gardener • Cook

Hank Shaw's blog title sums up his current life situation, only omitting food writer, James Beard Award winner and author of two cookbooks, the most recent, Duck, Duck, Goose, published October 2013. In his former life he was a line cook, clam digger and political journalist. It comes as no surprise that his writing is engaging and his topics are so very interesting. His latest post informed the reader about the art and science behind authentic Tabasco sauce with THE recipe for same. Though the recipe is technically not a secret, the writer pulls his readership along on a experience that feels like delicious insider information due to his skill in crafting his story. Even the recipe method is presented in an entertaining manner. The pickled chanterelles story and recipe in another post also rang my chimes. Lovely food photography by his partner, Holly Heyser. ~Eva Baughman


Readers Write: Red Chicken

I went to Mexico with my two best girlfriends from college because we were turning thirty. Over our twenties we’d shared houses, huts, and tents, we’d drunk too much whiskey, stayed up all night in Ireland and Tennessee, introduced each other to future spouses, taught each other how to cook scrambled eggs properly, worn costumes [...]


Movie Review: Fed Up

Fed Up, which premiered in theaters on May 9th, is the latest entry in the world of curated dystopian shock-umentaries which focus on how our eating habits are eventually going to turn us into the lazy floating blob-people from Pixar’s WALL-E. That description might sound somewhat critical, but here’s the thing: they got it right. They got it so, so right.


Video: Food for All DC

What a great way to spend a Saturday morning — helping to deliver food to home-bound people in need. If you don’t live in the Washington DC area, Food for All DC may inspire you to begin a similar organization in your own city or town.


The Cook's Blog: Penne alla Vodka

I have to confess that for a while in my early adulthood, when I lived alone, my “signature” dish was one involving a can of mushroom soup combined with canned tuna and raw chopped onion, served over cooked spaghetti. Someone – I’ve forgotten who – taught me to make this, and I liked it because [...]