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Dana Goodyear on Writing and the Wild West of Food Culture

by Luis Jaramillo Dana Goodyear is a staff writer at The New Yorker, a celebrated poet, and the author of the new book Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture. She recently visited The New School to have a conversation with Luis Jaramillo about writing, extreme eating, and […]

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An Interview with Liz Williams: On SoFAB, Vietnamese Po’ Boys, and the Difference Between Cajun and Creole

by Nico Rosario On a perfect Indian summer morning, I sat down with Liz Williams, President and Director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) in New Orleans. Over donuts and chai at the Doughnut Plant in the Lower East Side, we chatted about food traditions, the southern food diaspora, and SoFAB’s new culinary […]

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An Interview with Michael Laiskonis: ICE Creative Director, Pastry Chef, and Nostalgia Hustler

by Nico Rosario After an eight-year stint as the Executive Pastry Chef at Le Bernardin, a Michelin Guide 3-star restaurant that was recently named “Best Restaurant in New York” for the 12th year in a row by Zagat, Michael Laiskonis became The Institute of Culinary Education’s (ICE) inaugural Creative Director in March 2012. After meeting […]

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A Meal in Old Stone Town, Zanzibar

by Joseph Heathcott I sat down to table and stared at the beautiful repast.  Golden yellow potatoes glistening with curry, oil, and ripe plummy tomatoes. Beans simmered for hours in coconut milk and girded by the alarming red of a chili. Tender greens flanking a pile of sweet woody basmati rice. And at the pinnacle, […]

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A Food Writer’s Recipe for Success

Melissa Clark dishes about how she got to be one of the most successful and prolific food writers in America by Brian Gresko Chances are somewhere in your cookbook collection, you own a book by Melissa Clark. She’s co-written over thirty of them, causing one interviewer to dub her “the Joyce Carol Oates of food […]

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Interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, author of Suffering Succotash

by Larissa Zimberoff What was the moment when it struck you to write a book about your history of being a picky eater? It wasn’t so much my moment as it was my husband’s. We were eating at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants (NOPA in San Francisco), and I commented that, since there was […]

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Interview: Astoria Live

by Lila Selim Astoria Live Poultry – Gamal Rahman’s shop – is housed in a small unremarkable industrial building lodged between blocks of row houses and an expansive Consolidated Edison power plant, a corner of Astoria that nobody would ever go to without being sent. To the right of Astoria Live’s front door is a very […]

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The Daily: “Eating throughout the ages An ambitious new book collection explores 3,000 years of food”

BY SAM DEAN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012 “Fabio Parasecoli is co-editor of the newly released “A Cultural History of Food,” a massive, six-volume collection that covers “nearly 3,000 years of food and its physical, spiritual, social and cultural dimensions.” He’s also an associate professor and the coordinator of the food studies program at the New […]

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Heritage Radio Network: A Taste of the Past Hosted by Linda Pelaccio, Interview with Fabio Parasecoli

(As seen on the Heritage Radio Network Website) A Taste of the Past – Episode 89 – Fabio Parasecoli First Aired – 02/16/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode) From food culture in 800BCE to the present day, this week’s episode of A Taste of the Past will take you there. With the help of New School professor […]

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CULINARY LUMINARIES: Joseph Baum, Restaurant Impresario

Mention the name of Joe Baum (1920-1998), and the restaurants that come to mind—Windows On The World, the Four Seasons, la Fonda Del Sol—tell you he was a man of big dreams. It took a huge personality and force of will to execute some of the most extravagant restaurant projects ever seen. Joe Baum had […]

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