Maggie Hoffman is the Managing Editor of Serious Eats. While she has specialized since 2009 on beer, wine, and cocktail coverage, these days she's just as likely to work on stories about crazy-delicious food wherever you are.
You guys, when you buy the book, be sure you have a weekend (or a month) free to dive in. You may not be able to tear yourself away. Congrats, Kenji!
In the days of clipping magazines/newspapers, my mother saved a MILLION clafoutis recipes. She never, to my knowledge, actually made the stuff. It just always sounded so good!
@patricius, that depends where you live! I recommend searching on Wine-Searcher for shops near you.
Poppyseed bagels for life!
@CoryB, in the book, Joe mentions "a pocket of legitimate barbecue hidden among the heavily wooded Pine Barrens in the southern part of the state" including roadside stands. Two favorites he mentions: Uncle Dewey's Outdoor BBQ Pavillion and Henri's Hotts.
@beebop, we tried to include only spirits distilled in the Northeast. Whistle Pig is growing its own grains to begin distilling soon, but I believe the spirit is currently distilled in Canada. Delicious stuff though! I definitely recommend tasting it!
@AlfredoL, here's a good place to start: The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Beer Pairing Cheat Sheet.
@lhg @linds774---aw, thanks. It was actually the frustration of writing this one that got me writing the other one! (Plus the frustration at googling "What can I eat with gestational diabetes" and coming up short.)
The onesie is fantastic. I want one!
@willimholte: Your wish is our command. It's delicious. (Tequila and mint are great together.)
@Rico Pan: Discard fruit solids and add vinegar to the liquid!
@BrettW: where are you located? Maybe we can help you find a source for these—I promise they're not impossible to find! (And there's lots of info here that isn't just about the specific bottles...) In case you're interested, this Eric Asimov article addresses the same question of recommending smaller-production wines.
@JTinSeattle, sorry about that! It's fixed now.
@jakoby @slkinsey, as it says in the text, all Martinis were made with Martini & Rossi dry vermouth.
@avs14, wine shipping laws vary by state, but you can start with winesearcher.com to find shops near you or shops that ship to your state (if your state allows it.)
@thesteveroller: the front taco is al pastor; I think it was lengua in the back. The al pastor is the best I've had locally.
@kenji I definitely like Spices 3 better than their branches on Clement.
@ryanaround: true, but the Bay Area also includes North and South bay---which would make for a much bigger project.
At a dinner party recently, tasted a combo I don't think I've tried before: brown butter and white beans. So, so delicious.
@pdonphillips--thanks for the catch! We did actually mean to link to the Iwatani, the one in the photo. It'll be updated shortly!
@ExNYer in SF, oops, you're definitely right!
@ExNYerinSF, I could be wrong, but it seems to be working on multiple books in one order.
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Wow, that's one fullllll glass of cider.
Perfect comfort food.