Anthony Bourdain #repost

Anthony Bourdain #repost

In the spring of 2007, we reached out to Anthony Bourdain for an interview. By then, Bourdain was established as a bright light in the food world. Perpetually curious, a natural raconteur, he loved the universe of food, from the tools and processes that make it...
Jacques Pepin #repost

Jacques Pepin #repost

In one of our first interviews from 2005, we invited Jacques Pepin into our kitchen. Years previously, Stir the Pots co-founder Jeremy Shapiro had worked under Pepin’s mentorship. Here the master chef reflects on decades spent pursuing, enjoying and creating great...
Bara Brith

Bara Brith

My wife had intended to imbibe a couscous salad of hers with currants, raisins and alcohol. It made no sense to me until I recalled a speckled Welsh bread from Chris Young’s The Real Bread Campaign. Young’s credited the recipe for this British bread (known...
Paella

Paella

Just before New Years hit, me and my wife invited over friends for “hanging out.” While the friends suggested that we avoid long stays in the kitchen by ordering eat-in take-out, I had other ideas. I’d just been watching Chef Jose Andres new show on...
Panettone Gastronomico

Panettone Gastronomico

I found a new way sandwich roll for the holidays. It’s a mix that riffs off panettone, all-be-it a bread that’s not studded with fruit or flavoring. Just eggs and butter and a long mix of about nine hours of proofing. The key is to refresh the lievito...