The chef Wylie Dufresne looks a bit like a character out of The Far Side. He is still boyish at 42, with indoor-only onionskin, anachronistic muttonchops, bookish glasses and long, side-parted hair. If you wanted to compare them side by side, however, which would be useful, that might be difficult.
In 1998, when the Internet Read More
Luke Barr, the grand-nephew of the late food writer M. F. K. Fisher, has sold a book about her and her pals James Beard and Julia Child to Clarkson Potter, the food-centric imprint of Random House’s Crown division.
According to Clarkson editorial director Doris Cooper, the book will tell the story of a milestone winter Read More
When did the haute cuisine crowd become such a bunch of cunning linguists?
At the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards nomination breakfast on Monday, March 24, Mitchell Davis, vice president of the esteemed (if recently blemished) culinary organization, elicited snickers when he introduced Sullivan Street Bakery owner Jim Lahey, provider of the morning’s munchies, Read More
“I’m on the wagon,” declared domestic diva Martha Stewart with a laugh, clutching a glass of flat water as she strolled around winemaker Christian Wölffer’s 170-acre estate in Sagaponack on Saturday, July 21. “This summer I’m having very little to drink. But I don’t drink a lot, anyway—don’t tell the winery!”
Recently, I ate in what was formerly the Coach House in Greenwich Village, now an Italian restaurant called Babbo. The next week, I went to the new Coach House, which has opened in Murray Hill. I wondered, as I looked around the room, if the venerable name signified anything at all to the people having Read More
After months of trying, I finally managed to get into Babbo on the night of Hurricane Floyd. It was raining pretty heavily, but the restaurant was far from empty. Neither Floyd nor Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who had been issuing dire warnings from his waterproof command post all day long, was going to deter Babbo’s most Read More