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Do Men Cook Differently Than Women in Restaurants? Can You Tell the Difference?

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"It's impossible to glean by looking and tasting whether a dish was created by a man or a woman." Photographs by Belathée Photography On Monday night I was one of two sacrificial guys (Alinea's Grant Achatz was the other) on a panel discussion titled Gender Confusion: Unraveling the Myths of Gender in the Restaurant Kitchen. We delved into the following fascinating, potentially freighted, and cosmic question: Do women working in restaurant kitchens have discernibly different cooking styles than their male counterparts? And, can supposedly sensitive palates tell the difference? Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin and thoughtful writer–food philosopher Gwen Hyman, co-author of Urban Italian (written with her chef husband Andrew Carmellini), were the women Achatz and I got to... More

Cook the Book: Artichokes alla Contadino

Serious Eats Grace Kang 3 comments

According to Urban Italian, contadino means "farmer" or "peasant." That doesn't mean this dish is limited to picnics and simple dinners. With plenty of fresh herbs, white wine, and tomatoes, there's definitely enough pizazz in this dish for the upper... More

Cook the Book: Hazelnut and White Chocolate Cookies

Serious Eats Grace Kang 2 comments

Yeah, I know it's not really chocolate. Whatever, I still like it. Besides, this recipe from Urban Italian uses it only to make the cookies "decadent-tasting" and "moist." With that said, can't we all just get along? More

Farfalle with Shrimp, Zucchini, and Lemon

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I'm fascinated by the pasta recipes in Urban Italian. The combinations just sound good and not too crazy complicated. I read them thinking, "Hmm... I should make this for dinner tonight." And so here we have a one-pot meal perfect... More

Cook the Book: Potatoes Girarrosto-Style

Serious Eats Grace Kang 4 comments

One of the most comforting things in life is a big plate of potatoes, and this version from Urban Italian is no exception. They saved Andrew Carmellini's soul and will quite possibly save yours too. While working as a broke... More

Cook the Book: Fettucine with Corn, Bacon, and Shiitake Mushrooms

Serious Eats Grace Kang 1 comment

Photograph from yomi995 on Flickr I'm a sucker for any pasta dish even faintly resembling a carbonara, so it's no wonder I bookmarked this recipe from Urban Italian. Six cups of corn may seem like overdoing it, but half of... More

Cook the Book: Rack of Lamb Glazed with Citrus and Vinegar

Serious Eats Grace Kang 1 comment

©iStockphoto.com/monica-photo For a special dinner, most people expect a big hunk of meat plated in all its glory. Big hunks of meat tend to impress and rightly so. This rack of lamb recipe from Urban Italian has a vinegar... More

Cook the Book: 'Urban Italian'

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For the first time in his life, chef Andrew Carmellini found himself cooking at home every night in his three-by-nine-foot kitchen. Instead of an army of sous chefs and dishwashers, it was just him and his food-writer wife, Gwen Hyman. Carmellini has worked at establishments like Lespinasse, Cafe Boulud, and, most recent, A Voce. Faced with doing his own prep work and grocery shopping and equipped with the standard New York–sized kitchen, Carmellini found himself cooking Italian with an urban twist. And so, Urban Italian: Simple Recipes and True Stories From a Life in Food was born. This book is basically the story of my life. Well, minus the part where I'm a respected professional chef. But I, too, am... More

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