A Pressing Issue: Duck

This week Bloomberg wrote about the duck press as an old trend being rediscovered, and Chef Laurent Gras showed them how to use the device. What is the duck press? The antique kitchen tool has been fascinating people for ages, from its origin in Paris during the 1800s – the days of opulent meals, when the…

It’s Cookbook Month: The Classics

We are examining the importance of cookbooks in our lives all month because October is National Cookbook Month.  The staff has been talking about cookbooks and sharing our favorites. This time we are looking at three of the American classics. My favorite cookbook? For me it is the Joy of Cooking. It’s old, well stained…

Pardon My Foie Gras: Between the Covers

Pardon My Foie Gras was written by the prolific cookbook author Ruth Chier Rosen, and published in 1956. You can see her astounding collection of vintage cookbooks that span decades and cuisines at her blog Food of the Fifties. She even has an app! Though a far cry from the comprehensive volumes Julia Child penned on French…