Lately, I’ve been enjoying most of the food I’ve been making way too quickly to photograph it. Like an entire Lebanese spread with falafels and pita made from scratch. Or a BBQ with with friends the moment we saw a little sunshine. Or chocolate brownies and caramel sauce I made for a friend’s party that earned compliments like “Heaven on my lips.” and “It permeates every cell in my mouth.”
A few days ago I was at were at Jacques Genin to eat his famous lemon tart and guess who I bumped into? Jacques Genin himself! I was with my friends from school and we couldn’t stop gushing, getting his cookbook signed and taking photos. The man knows his lemon tart, he’s written an entire book on it that every lemon tart (USA | UK) fiend must have on his bookshelf.
The best part about commuting to school is all the reading I get done. I am re-reading the Kitchen Confidential (USA | UK | India) and have also begun with the much acclaimed Blood, Bones and Butter (USA | UK | India). Recently, I’ve come across a bunch of interesting things happening on the food scene and thought it’s worth a share.
- Cut knives. (Suddenly found these knives on my wishlist after watching the video. And just after I saw this video, I discovered an artisan knife shop, I need to go back when it’s open. Oh, the French and their love for les vacances)
- More cool stuff in Brooklyn – a chocolate factory in the middle of the city.
- Little Paris Kitchen: I’ve been watching the new BBC series presented by my food hero Rachel Khoo where she visits some of my favourite food spots and cooks up delights from her new cookbook that goes with the same title (UK | India).
- Who made that mason jar?
- Advice for aspiring pastry chef.
- Advice for future food writers.
- This compilation of Sounds in the Kitchen in NYTimes got me thinking about my favoruite kitchen tunes. Will put up a playlist soon!
- Foodie-ism as a youth culture.
- You can’t help but feel so inspired after watching the the video on a day in the life of Frenchie. Also, makes me want to get his cookbook.
- Ruth Reichl’s blog post on eating in Paris and London.
- Who doesn’t love pizza? Have a look at the NY Times Pizza Issue.