Creating a Meal You'll Love: Notable Chefs and Food Writers on their Unforgettable Dining Experiences

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A literal "cooks tour" for food lovers — more than 20 original, deliciously personal essays by such stars of the culinary world as Skye Gyngell and Michael Laiskonis (of the famed Le Bernadin) and popular food writers and bloggers like Julee Rosso, Amy Sherman, and Mimi Sheraton. In this literary feast, they reveal the dishes they love — and why.

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Overview

A literal "cooks tour" for food lovers — more than 20 original, deliciously personal essays by such stars of the culinary world as Skye Gyngell and Michael Laiskonis (of the famed Le Bernadin) and popular food writers and bloggers like Julee Rosso, Amy Sherman, and Mimi Sheraton. In this literary feast, they reveal the dishes they love — and why.

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Editorial Reviews

Food Fanatics
I loved reading it because the chefs and foodies talk about exactly what they want to talk about, free of agendas. Refreshing. Some share recipes from their childhood or culture of origin, others share a personal food memory, dining with royalty...there is something for everyone.
Cornichon.org
A charming title, Creating a Meal You'll Love: Notable chefs & food writers on their unforgettable dining experiences. The editor, Mark Chimsky-Lustig, approaches some two dozen food writers and chefs, asking them to contribute stories that will raise money for the restaurant industry's charity devoted to ending childhood hunger, Share Our Strength. Earnest, funny, wistful, practical, the essays include contributions by IACP and James Beard winner (Mimi Sheraton), TV star (Jaden Hair of "Steamy Kitchen") and a devotee of New York's vanishing Jewish delis (David Sax).
Cook Sister!
Some essays are wistful; some are funny; some are informative, but a real love for food and its place in our lives shines through all of them. The beautiful essay by Raghavan Iyer entitled "Brahmin Soul Food: A Father's One-Way Journey to the Life Hereafter" will stay with you forever, and is worth the price of the book on its own if you ask me. With Christmas coming up, this book would make a lovely addition to the bookshelf of anybody who loves food - or simply loves good writing.
Kim Ode
A Lovely Read.
Minneapolis-St. Paul StarTribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416205791
  • Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/12/2010
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

The Tastes of Christmas Past Jeanne Horak-Druiff 17

Food Memories Denise Vivaldo 25

Dinner At Richard's Nick Malgieri 33

Inspired by An Ideal Meal: A Love Story of Family, Food, And Good Fortune Susur Lee 41

Cooking By Cable David Sax 49

The Most Important Meal of the Day Amy Sherman 57

A Sweet End Jansen Chan 63

Dinner With The Barone and The Baronessa Mary Ann Esposito 73

For Old Time's Sake Mimi Sheraton 81

A High-Stakes Game of Hot Pot Jaden Hair 89

It all Ends in Samba Leticia Moreinos Schwartz 95

All's Well that Eats Well Bart Potenza 105

Feeding The Soul and the Senses Mika Takeuchi 115

Lasagna You'll Love Ronald Holden 125

Crêpe Complète Louisa Chu 135

Who is at The Table? Anna Thomas 143

Memories of Meals Gone By Skye Gyngell 153

A Favorite Magic Meal Tracey Ryder 159

Lessons From Papa Wendy Lyn 167

The Last Supper Karen J. Coates 181

Brahmin Soul Food: A Father's One-Way Journey to The Life Hereafter Raghavan Iyer 189

White-Apron Syndrome Michael Paley 197

An Ode to Julia Julee Rosso 203

My Favorite Spaghetti Recipe Marcus Samuelsson 209

My Life, My Meal Michael Laiskonis 213

A Summer's Hidden Gem and A Winter's Feast Jonathan King 227

Bumping Hips in The Kitchen Shauna James Ahern 239

About the Editor 244

Acknowledgments 245

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