Posts Tagged ‘New Yorker’

David Chang on the Qualities That Make a Great Chef

To get a sense of Chang's own qualities, read this excellent New Yorker profile. Video courtesy of Serious Eats.

The Texas Taste-Off: Rating Texas Monthly’s Top Smokehouse Briskets

My friend and smoke master Jim Shahin had been planning this taste-off  since last fall when he smuggled four briskets back from Texas following a business trip. Not just any briskets, either, but slabs from four of the five top-performing smokehouses in Texas Monthly's most recent survey. (Registration required.) His cache of meats included deckle […]

Can You Learn to Cook from a Cookbook?

New Yorker scribe Adam Gopnik turned into a one-man El Niño last fall, generating all sorts of ancillary disturbances, when he noted that, in essence, reading a cookbook is a waste of time. You'll never learn to cook from one. Gopnik explains his position in his own sublime prose (a skill that we can only assume, based on […]

Eating Rats in Togo, West Africa

This is the kind of video that makes Americans and Europeans squirm, because the only things they equate with the rat are nursery rhymes and pus. Other countries take a more utilitarian approach to varmints, notably China where in 2000 Peter Hessler wrote the definitive story on rat cuisine, which he sampled in a small […]

Dogfish Head to Release New “Sah’tea” Beer

You may have read Burkhard Bilger's recent New Yorker profile of Dogfish Head's founder and oh-so-eccentric brewmaster Sam Caligione. The way we see it, the man is a national treasure and so is his beer. Originally based in Caligione's kitchen, Dogfish Head has grown into one of the biggest and baddest craft beer powerhouses in […]