The Puritans got modern American cuisine off to a bad start. But the food writer and critic says subsequent immigrants have helped create a culture where food is appreciated
Great desserts can be amazingly simple, and even low in fat. The pastry chef and author cooks up a mouth-watering reading list to bring your recipes up to date
The co-founder of the acclaimed River Café restaurant in London takes us on a culinary tour of Italy and tells us about the books that have inspired her, including the one she asks all her chefs to read
America’s master griller chooses books on the world’s oldest cooking method. He discusses why brown tastes better, and how our primal urge to play with fire helped us evolve
The accomplished chef and owner of several high-end London eateries names the cookery books he loves the most.
Cook and bestselling author Diane Seed selects five books on Mediterranean cuisine. From the forgotten spices of Turkey to the stews served to Greek freedom fighters, the variety of the region’s food is unsurpassed
The food writer and journalist says it was a Pole, Edouard de Pomiane, who taught the French housewife how to cook. He wrote a book called Cooking in Ten Minutes for a bet
The author, chef, and actress - responsible for introducing Ismail Merchant and James Ivory - talks about a Napoleon of crêpes, garam masala-spiced fowl, and her high regard for Rose Levy Beranbaum
Which is the one cookbook the cookery writer can't do without? Who writes the best recipes? Who is the best writer? Who does he turn to for a breath of fresh air? Nigel Slater picks his all-time favourite cookbooks.
The London Times award-winning food columnist takes an irreverent look at the world of food writing, from restaurant critics to celebrity chefs