In Print: Clips from Food Sections

5. – The Boston Globe  Curries’ Runs a Savory Gamut “Recently, there’s been an explosion of Indian food memoirs, “modernized” Indian cookbooks, and Indian home-cooking collections. This summer heralds the arrival of Raghavan Iyer’s magisterial “660 Curries,” which has the unique distinction of being the best three-pound paperback cookbook I’ve seen.”

4. – The Dallas Morning News Tex-Mex Lovers, Chefs Take Precautions in Salmonella Scare “The latest food scare headlines are a machete into the heart of Tex-Mex cuisine. Bad enough when the recent salmonella outbreak was blamed on tomatoes, but now federal authorities are worried about all the ingredients in fresh salsa and pico de gallo. So what’s a scared chip-dipper to do?”

3. – The New York Times Save Room for the Truck “It must the thrill of the chase.  How else to explain New Yorkers’ infatuation with sweetmobiles, food trucks that are zipping around the city, tantalizingly loaded with crème brûlée, cookies, ice cream and freshly baked waffles — but often maddeningly hard to find?”

2. – The LA TImes Thomas Keller to open Bouchon bistro in Beverly Hills “Southern California food lovers wanting a taste of chef Thomas Keller’s food will no longer have to travel to Las Vegas, New York or the Napa Valley. The city of Beverly Hills gave final approval Tuesday night on a deal that will bring a local restaurant from the only American chef with two 3-star establishments.”

1. – The San Francisco Chronicle Kitchen Essentials: 10 Techniques every cook should know “Trained chefs fold fearlessly, braise boldly, and temper without trepidation. These are the sorts of kitchen techniques that shape the pros’ culinary language.  Yet, these same techniques can panic less-practiced cooks, many of whom, with the economy stumbling, are spending more time poring over cookbooks and less time eating out.  We’re here to help. Today, we’re offering a crash course for novices – a refresher session for more experienced cooks – highlighting 10 essential techniques. Mastering these will ease everyday kitchen chores and help you tackle more advanced recipes.”



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