An American Nigel Slater?

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escofier? how about rick tramato, gail gand, rick bayliss, charlie trotter, paul kahan, jean joho, as well as food networks emerill, mario batali, bobby flay, and that geek alton brown. don't know if all those have written books, though. and if you don't have jaques pepin's complete techniques you better get that too. almost all americans have a copy of that better homes and gardens cookbook that looks like a tablecloth from a picnic as well.

jdchurchill (jdchurchill), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 23:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Are you in Chicago, jdchurchill?

Paul Eater (eater), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 23:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Well then, don't forget the big names of the West: Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, Tom Douglas, Mark Miller. But they are chefs, not food writers per se.

Bruce Cole's SauteWednesday has a good link list for all sorts of food writing.

Jaq (Jaq), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 23:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh woot! This site's also got a great list, not only of chefs and pastry chefs, but cookbook writers.

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 9 March 2006 00:04 (fifteen years ago) link

this guy's the best regular US restaurant reviewer IMO

(in general, haven't even read this particular column yet)

http://www.laweekly.com/counter-intelligence/12825/ramen-holiday/

m coleman (lovebug starski), Thursday, 9 March 2006 00:52 (fifteen years ago) link

how did you guess paul?

jdchurchill (jdchurchill), Thursday, 9 March 2006 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

My favourite American food writer is Jeffrey Steingarten, like all the most readable food books, his are not recipe books but collections of writing about food & eating.

bham, Monday, 13 March 2006 10:08 (fifteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

ruby tandoh's article on the british nigel slater is excellent https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/5979y8/in-praise-of-food-dad-nigel-slater

ogmor, Friday, 10 May 2019 10:09 (one year ago) link

nigel slater always looks in need of a good wash

he's rustic

ogmor, Friday, 10 May 2019 10:13 (one year ago) link


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