Did you see Okervile River on Austin City Limits? Holy crap! They killed it! I dig how food and music are intertwined in Austin. Both are creative endeavors that are shared with others (minus that grilled cheese sandwich I made at midnight).
Tom Colicchio originally became famous for cooking food. He has a TV show where we watch other people cook, but that isn’t as interesting to me as who he is as a Chef.
I like pretty pictures, don’t get me wrong. But if a book doesn’t have some guts to it, I’m not interested. This book falls squarely into my “I’m interested” category. Andrew Carmellini has a great writing style that makes you feel like he is there cooking with you. Straight forward dishes with thorough explanations on […]
Event this last Friday at Big Red Sun for cookbook author Diana Kennedy. Engaging people, festive setting. My favorite food was Rio’s Brazilian’s Kibe (beef, tabuli and mint meatballs). Fantastic. Perfect pairing with their spicy original sauce. Honorable mentions: Ecstatic Cuisine‘s Mac and Cheese with peppers and FINO‘s ceviche.
The results are in for the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards. No one from Austin!?! What’s up with that? A few of my favorites did win: Alinea cookbook by Grant Achatz and a rising star award for Nate Appleman at A16. We will get’m next year.
I finally found two cookbooks that have the same pizza dough recipe. A16 Food + Wine and Artisan Baking. 1/4 tsp yeast, 1 1/2 cups water, 3 (or 4) cups four and salt. I know! But, I am still considering it a victory. What’s a cup of flour between friends? The variance is probably acceptable, […]