I cover a variety of topics related to food and food culture as a correspondent for the Boston Globe. I also write a weekly Q&A feature with authors, filmmakers, chefs, designers and other food personalities.
In the introduction to his five-volume tome on bread making called “Modernist Bread,” Nathan Myhrvold admits that 2,642 pages is “a little over the top.” But he adds: “only at first blush.” With three volumes on history, technique, and ingredients before the recipes even begin, Myhrvold and co-author Francisco Migoya clearly found plenty to write about.
As chef de cuisine at Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant that introduced the world to new Nordic cuisine and was named best in the world four times, Daniel Giusti performed culinary miracles every day. There, he led an army of chefs, cooks, and stages in creating the restaurant’s gastronomic wonders—edible “soil” made from malt and hazelnut flour, ceps with truffle meringue, asparagus and spruce shoots—often using wild ingredients foraged from the Danish countryside.
For culinary historian and journalist Laura Shapiro, the food on the plate is just the beginning of the story. “If it’s delicious, it’s delicious. That’s great. But what does it give you really to talk about?” Shapiro says.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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