This is part two of Deborah Hyland's Chef's Choice profile of Jane Muscroft of Queen's Cuisine (qconline.us). Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Muscroft, will be published tomorrow.
Deborah HylandDid your family cook when you were a child? Oh yes. My mum cooked dinner eve ... More >>
Aimee LevittAndria Simckes (right) and her mother, Evelyn Lard, might be the only two kosher soul-food cooks in St. Louis.Few cuisines would appear to be as incompatible -- nay, irreconcilable -- as kosher food and soul food. It's not that Jews don't have soul -- it's just that they're strong ... More >>
On November 29, 1900, the Park Avenue Hotel in New York City hosted a Thanksgiving dinner. While Good Housekeeping advised the masses to stick to roast turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, tomato soup and pumpkin and mince pies, the menu for the super-rich was quite different.
After about a year of perusing old-school cookbooks looking for weird recipes and spotting bizarre trends (hot dogs eggs, inside a Jell-O mold) from the '50s, food blogger Robin Wheeler compiled her twenty most stomach-turning concoctions. (Do not view this list before lunch. Jeez, or maybe after ... More >>
Robin WheelerThe more I read, the more certain I am that the people at Good Housekeeping were the smirking girls in high school who'd take a dowdy girl, offer her a make-over, turn her into Whizzo the Clown and laugh at her expense."Hey Mitzi. I know how we can really screw things up for poor ol ... More >>
Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsWhen I was in fourth grade, I loved Vienna Sausages and took them in my lunch to school several times a week. I also liked Laura Branigan and Tic Tac Dough, so what the hell did I know?I can't remember the last time I had Vienna Sausages, or when I realized that gelatin ... More >>
Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsAh, summer food. It's the only thing I like about summer. I'd gladly live in a climate that never rose above 60 degrees if it weren't for giving up local produce, cookouts and a good old-fashioned summer cheese bake.What? You don't have the summer tradition of cranking ... More >>