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: Detoxinista

This blog writer is not a nutritionist or dietitian, (though she states she is a certified Holistic Health Counselor, having trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC ) nor does she ascribe to a certain diet. It is also important to note that despite the word "detox" appearing, she does not suggest drastic measures but rather incorporating all-natural whole foods into one's eating regimen in order to gradually improve health and well being. Even though I'm more of a 'moderation in all things' type, I was intrigued and drawn in by her joie de vivre (I bet she is a good counselor) and most of all, her recipes.

All of her recipes are gluten-free and refined sugar-free and many are raw, vegan and Paleo friendly. The variety is very good: there's something for the very serious diet adherent as well as for the follower of a less restrictive lifestyle. Her photography is good, and often includes step-by-step shots. Her site is full of tips relating to healthy nutrition and even has a formula for a natural beauty product to make at home. She also has a cute feature where she chronicles what she ate for each meal one day a week. I think you'll like this very pleasant place which showcases the writer's creativity and nurturing personality. ~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 [...]