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Cookbook Review: Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark dropped by Politics and Prose last week in honor of her latest cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game. It’s the 38th book she’s written or collaborated on.  Since her last book tour, in 2011, she’s been making videos with … Continue reading

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Kor Eat Own at the Smithsonian

No, the title is not a typo, but echoes the clever type layout for one of the cookbooks authored by two of the panelists at the program, “Cooking Korean in America.”  Last month, one of the History After Hours sessions … Continue reading

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More Is More: Tom Sietsema and Jose Andres at the Newseum

In the Newseum Auditorium on Monday, the restaurant critic and the chef held about 500 people enthralled for nearly two hours. David Hagedorn was there, too, but as moderator he was lagniappe: a nice surprise but not vital to the … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show 2012, Part 1: The Father-Daughter Act and Other Chefs

When Jacques Pepin had to cancel his appearance at this show in 2011, I was disappointed.  In my opinion, he is one of the more influential chefs of the last few decades, both for his partnership with Julia Child and … Continue reading

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What Took Them So Long? Part 2: The Cookbook

So the Post has finally published a collection of recipes from the 57 years the Food section has been running.  How did they choose from among the thousands it has published over the years?  The editors asked the readers for … Continue reading

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What Took Them So Long? The Washington Post Cookbook Part 1: The Panel

“RESERVE NOW,” read the notice in the calendar listings of the Food Section.  “Washington Post Cookbook Panel…Daniel Zwerdling…Phyllis Richman…Bonnie S. Benwick…Joe Yonan…Tom Sietsema…Tim Carman…Taste of Barracks Row…Dave McIntyre…wine tasting…FREE” (!)  I reached for the phone and made my reservation.  On … Continue reading

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