Posts Tagged ‘Julia Child’

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Last Night’s Leftovers: Not-So-Bad Baguette Edition

Really, it's OK to slurp your noodles at Toki Underground [NBC Washington] The new management at beleaguered Shaw's Tavern is feeling optimistic about its chances. Maybe someday soon, the place will actually be allowed to serve drinks. [Eater DC] The couple behind Le Caprice DC in Columbia Heights aims to “make people stop saying you […]

Chefs Veg Out: Ryan Fichter of Thunder Burger

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Ryan Fichter Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Thunder Burger Twitter: @Thunderburger Cooking Since: […]

Ris Lacoste Knew That Julia Child Was a Spy

Julia Child's kitchen, enshrined at the Smithsonian Right in the middle of my straight-forward, tightly scripted, 10-question interview with Ris Lacoste, the chef dropped a casual reference to "Julia," as in: "Julia told me that. She said, ‘Ris, you are going to have meatloaf on your menu, aren’t you?’ I said, ‘Yes, Julia.'" I'm sorry, […]

Julie Powell on Butchering and Other Savage Acts

Julie Powell made a name for herself by turning Julia Child's masterwork, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, into a confessional, super-human, freak-show challenge, which didn't do much to endear Powell to the late author. Powell's latest, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession, apparently plumbs even darker recesses of the author's psyche. (Y&H […]

‘Julie & Julia': Drooling for It or Don’t Give a Damn?

Not long after the paperback version hit stores, my sister in Los Angeles sent me a copy of Julie Powell's book, Julie & Julia, which was based on the author's year-long project to cook and blog her way through Julia Child's famous French cookbook. I have to admit, I was surprised at how much I […]

Mark Bittman: Our Generation’s Julia or James?

A colleague recently asked me what cookbook I prefer, and I unflinchingly said, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. It's simple, it's wide-ranging, and it has few mistakes in it (that I've been able to detect at least). There's a temptation, I think, to figure out Bittman's place in American cookery, which, in part, is […]