Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California

The first question I had about Gjelina was how to pronounce it. After googling around, I found a blog post on Huff Post that gave the pronunciation as  ja-lee-na. The second question was about the hype. Does it live up to the press I've been reading about it. I live...

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The Photography of Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold

I've cruised through Nathan Myhrvold's The Photography of Modernist Cuisine many times in the last 12 hours. My only problem? I just can't bring myself to read any of the copy. It seems to me that once you start understanding how something really works, a bit of the...

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The Twinkies Cookbook

The chance to review this cookbook really excited me. I love a wacky ingredient and the kitsch factor of Twinkies pulled me in like a tractor beam. I received my copy of the book and started to leaf through it, cackling with glee. And then. Wah-wah-waaaah. (That was...

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