writing on food
Stephanie Clifford Smith’s culinary library
A short and engaging article by the Empress, published a few years ago in Good Reading magazine, about the groaning shelves of her culinary library – her favourite cookbooks and why she loves them. The fast-loading PDF file is available here.
Michael Pollan, Out of the Kitchen, On to the Couch
An excellent New York Times essay on the television cookery of Julia Child, and the depressing contrast with today’s America, where more people watch cooking on television than do it. Brilliant writing as always from Pollan. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/magazine/02cooking-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
Fenella Souter, Voyage Round My Kitchen
This feature won a Food Media Club award as soon as it was written, for the Good Weekend magazine. This PDF file takes a while to load, but hang in there. I love this piece.
Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace
His classic essay on food and ethics for US Gourmet magazine in 2004. Read it here: http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/2000s/2004/08/consider_the_lobster?currentPage=1
Cooking to impress
Years ago I wrote a piece for Gourmet Traveller magazine about the foolishness of cooking to impress. You can read it here: http://www.charlottewood.com.au/Cooking.html