Other books byGourmet Magazine Editors
History in a Glass
Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet
When Gourmet magazine debuted in the 1940s, America’s wineries were still reeling from the lingering effects of Prohibition and the loss of wines from war-torn Europe. But for every closed door, there was an open bottle: The bleak postwar years were actually a prelude to today’s unprecedented and widespread appreciation for the grape. New York Times bestselling author Ruth Reichl reread sixty-five years of wine articles in Gourmet to select the best for History in a Glass. The result is a rollicking tale of great meals, great walks, and wonderful drinks as Americans discover the pleasures of wine. These marvelous essays were written by men and women who were not only on hand to witness wine’s boom but, in many cases, helped to foster the environment that made it thrive. The early days after World War II provided a great opportunity for James Beard and Frank Schoonmaker to reacquaint oenophiles with the joys of European wines. Through tireless dispatches from the Continent, they inspired American vintners to produce world-class wines on their own rich soil. In subsequent pieces, an impressive, surprisingly diverse roster of writers revel in the sensual and emotional pleasures of wine: the legendary Gerald Asher reflects on the many faces of Chianti; Hillaire Belloc dispenses bits of wisdom by the glass to his niece on her wedding day; the science fiction titan Ray Bradbury rhapsodizes about the earthy pleasures of dandelion wine; Kate Colman explores the moral quandary surrounding a friend’s unintentionally generous gift of a rare Bordeaux; Hugh Johnson reports on Hungarian varieties during the height of Cold War tensions in the early 1970s; even Gourmet’s current spirits editor, James Rodewald, reminisces on the first time he fell in love–with a bottle of Pinot Noir. With an Introduction by Ruth Reichl, and covering more than six decades of epicurean delights, History in a Glass is an astonishing celebration of all things good and grape.
Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
Contributors to endless feasts include: James Beard/Cooking with James Beard: Pasta Ray Bradbury/Dandelion Wine Robert P. Coffin/Night of Lobster Laurie Colwin/A Harried Cook’s Guide to Some Fast Food Pat Conroy/The Romance of Umbria Elizabeth David/Edouard de Pomiane M.F.K. Fisher/Three Swiss Inns Ruth Harkness/In a Tibetan Lamasery Madhur Jaffrey/An Indian Reminiscence Anita Loos/Cocktail Parties of the Twenties George Plimpton/I, Bon Vivant, Who, Me? E. Annie Proulx/The Garlic War Claudia Roden/The Arabian Picnic Jane and Michael Stern/Two for the Road: Havana, North Dakota Paul Theroux/All Aboard! Cross the Rockies in Style
The Best of Gourmet
Featuring the Flavors of Mexico
America's premier food, travel and entertainment magazine presents its tenth annual volume of recipes and menus--the most delectable dishes of the year, plus a special section on Mexican cuisine. Includes 80 color photos.
Gourmet's in Short Order
Two Hundred-Fifty Fabulous Recipes in under...
Are you cooking on-the-run these days? Some very special recipes can be prepared in 45 minutes or less, and Gourmet's In Short Order cookbook, filled with outstanding full-color photography, offers over 250 of them to prove it! More than 140 brand-new recipes, ten newly-created menus, and over 100 favorite recipes from Gourmet magazine's ever-popular quick food column can be made "in short order." Now, whether you are looking for easy hors d'oeuvres, speedy recipes that are really meals-in-one, delicious snacks, or entire menus boasting elegant yet simple fare, turn to the Collection that is full of color, flavorful ideas, and style -- Gourment's In Short Order.