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May 14, 2009


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Karen Lewis

Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards are open for submission of entries! www.worldfoodmediaawards.com
I will email UCpress too! We would love to see your book/s entered for the 2010 competition. Feel free to email me [email protected]

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I love ice cream, Much better to post some picture of your recipe..

Jeri Quinzio

I love the idea of reading cookbooks like novels, and I think cookbooks do tell you a lot about time, place, and often, the author.


When I was 12 my great-aunt gave me a cookbook for Christmas (Good Housekeeping) and told me each recipe was like a little novel, and that you didn't know how it would all turn out to the very end. I have been reading cookbooks as if they were Agatha Christie murder mysteries ever since.
But I've been wondering if historical cookbooks - and after nearly fifty years Mastering qualifies as a period piece - could also tell you something about the time and place in which it is written.
Cookbooks, and by extension cooking, have so much to do with smell and taste and movies are a visual medium, that it would take a real artist to find the place where the one can make up for the lack of the other two. I, for one, am eagerly waiting the chance to see Meryl as Julia, although in my fantasy world Meryl would be the star of The Fannie Farmer Story.

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