Dominique Crenn and Karen Leibowitz
Atelier Crenn is the debut cookbook of Dominique Crenn, the first female chef in America to be awarded two Michelin stars—and arguably the greatest female chef in the country. This gorgeous book traces Crenn’s rise from her childhood in France to her unprecedented success with her own restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco. Crenn’s food is centered around organic, sustainable ingredients with an unusual, inventive, and always stunning presentation.
To put it simply, Crenn’s dishes are works of art. Her recipes reflect her poetic nature with evocative names like “A Walk in the Forest,” “Birth,” and “The Sea.” Even the dishes that sound familiar, like Fish and Chips, or Broccoli and Beef Tartare, challenge the expected with their surprising components and her signature creative plating. This impressive and beautiful cookbook by a chef who is often the only woman to be mentioned in the same breath with other culinary giants is bound to captivate the food world.
This issue contains stories about Mexico City, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our sixth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Mexico City. One of the largest and most populous cities in the world, Mexico City is one of the most compelling places to drink coffee right now. This sprawling, frenetic city has easy access to Mexico’s coffee plantations. But only recently has that coffee made it into the capital’s cafes. While specialty cafe owners are embracing this resource, a new generation of coffee-drinkers are reshaping the city’s neighborhoods at a rapid clip. And both are finding a new coffee-drinking identity that continues Mexico’s long history of coffee-growing and drinking traditions.
Drift, Mexico City guides us from China to New York, from the Aztecs to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Mexico City’s coffee scene tick.
Drift: Mexico City includes:
Susan Bright, Roger Fenton
Put And Egg On It
LUCKY No. 13! We explore the fabulous community that Florent Morellet formed around his eponymous Meat Packing District restaurant. In the front of the issue we check out the colourful restaurant’s history, while in the back we join Florent in Bushwick, Brooklyn for a small plate party with old friends and new. Meanwhile, on a lovely Manhattan evening, painter Duncan Hannah, film maker and photographer Aliya Naumoff and New York City Ballet principle dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring gather for a few tongue loosening cocktails and conversation over arroz caldoso.
ALSO: Gregory Ayers tells us what he’s learned about preparing meals for large groups through his experiences cooking at Radical Faerie gatherings while James Beard award winning writer John Birdsall ruminates on the power, beauty and importance of brown hands making our food and shaping our experiences.
This issue also features contributions from Ava Berlin, Maria Salomé Peyronnel, Linni Kral, Claudia Koch, Dingding Hu, Assa Ariyoshi, Damien Florébert Cuypers and Ricardo Roa. The recipe theme this issue is … duh duh DUH – SHAME. Yes, it’s what you think, but also, not. Don’t hide your face while you take a bite.
The eagerly awaited follow-up to Scrumptious Reads best seller Persiana.
Sabrina Ghaynor, golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery, second book Sirocco will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and beautiful recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.