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.