Melissa Clark's Good Appetite

Monday, October 04, 2010

Melissa Clark, writer of the weekly feature “A Good Appetite” in the New York Times Dining Section, talks about dishes that are easy to cook and that speak to everyone. In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite: 150 Recipes and Stories About the Food You Love, presents delicious, simply sophisticated recipes for foods so many of us like to eat. Clark prefaces each recipe with the story of its creation—the missteps as well as the strokes of genius—to inspire improvisation in her readers.


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Comments [4]

Home cook

Where does she get ideas for new recipes? From blogs, newspapers, restaurants?

Oct. 04 2010 12:53 PM
Rose from Brooklyn

I have a very old Lebanese cookbook from my mother and her relatives. Their methods of measuring were in handfuls, large coffee cup, small coffee cup, spoonsful (what kind of spoons, I wonder?), etc. Amusing but delicious results.

Oct. 04 2010 12:51 PM
andrea from Manhattan

Food Lies: My mother told me that it was roast beef...but really, it was beef tongue.

Oct. 04 2010 12:51 PM
Barbara from NYC

Please tell Ms. Clark I often try out her delicious recipes featured in the NYTimes. One of my favorites is the "Seared Radish Crostini." Traditionally a non-radish eater, Ms. Clark has changed my feelings about radishes. I actually get excited when I see those fresh red bunches at the green markets!

Oct. 04 2010 12:51 PM

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