Tag Archives: Gourmet


by Charlotte Beal The same day that I read former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl’s sumptuous weeklong eating journal on Grubstreet, I read about Sundance documentary Finding North and its portraits of hunger in the US. We live at a time when there’s a great divide between the haves and have-nots, when more people are obsessed with […]

Mise en place = waste of time

by Grace Jidoun WHAT’S HAPPENING The culinary technique known as mise en place (French for “everything in place”) has been hammered into the heads of every culinary student and line chef for years — and now the general public, thanks to the Food Network. But we’re noticing that some cookbooks are rewriting the rules to […]


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