“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.” – my grandmother, Inez Monk Henderson It's official. I've sold my third book! Viking/Penguin, publisher of my first two books, has purchased my next one. The working title is Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: Culinary … [Read more...] about Big News! My third book debuts in 2014
Books & Writing
The paperback version of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School hits the shelves on September 25th. Here's the new cover, with the same content, only cheaper! Actually, there's more content as the paperback has a cool Book Club and Reader's Guide with suggestions to do crazy things … [Read more...] about Paperback Tour Dates Announced!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_VD7VISyI&w=560&h=315] Mike and I shot this video of Jacques Pepin talking about Julia in his kitchen last October. As I looked at this morning, I thought, "Wow, this is a long way from covering cops in Florida." In 1995, I was … [Read more...] about Happy 100th Birthday, Julia!
These two books may seem to have nothing in common, but in the end, they're both by guys who truly appreciate great food. I've finally started the Great Food series from Penguin (my publisher). I'm not sure why I've put them off since they're all short reads with gorgeous cover … [Read more...] about Friday Reads: Old School to Street Food
This week, I'm continuing to barrel through research on gin and dining habits of the 1700s. But my research on foods of this era led me to an interesting book that I started a couple of days ago, Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks they Wrote by Janet … [Read more...] about Friday Reads: Women & Cookbooks