Special Sauce: The Team Behind Knife Skills, the O...

Special Sauce: The Team Behind Knife Skills, the O…

[Photographs: Courtesy of Thomas Lennon and Brandon Chrostowski. Salade Niçoise photograph: Vicky Wasik] We don’t usually make a big deal about the Oscars on Special Sauce, but when I saw the brilliant Oscar-nominated documentary short Knife Skills, I knew I wanted to talk about it. The film shows what happens when Cleveland chef/restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski […]

14 Showstopping Cakes to Make Any Occasion Special

14 Showstopping Cakes to Make Any Occasion Special

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Yvonne Ruperti, J. Kenji López-Alt] When it comes to dessert you have no shortage of options—cupcakes, brownies, pies, and more—but for a celebration you just can’t beat a cake. A towering layer cake like our devil’s food or coconut varieties will always impress, but that’s just the start. Whether you’re celebrating a […]

Special Sauce: JJ Johnson on Hoops With Steph Curr...

Special Sauce: JJ Johnson on Hoops With Steph Curr…

[Photograph: Eliesa Johnson. Rice photograph: Vicky Wasik] In part 2 of my interview with JJ Johnson, the charismatic chef and co-author of Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day, I had to ask him to explain the book’s lengthy subtitle word by word, and to explain what he and […]

Special Sauce: JJ Johnson on Embracing the Food of...

Special Sauce: JJ Johnson on Embracing the Food of…

[Photograph: Eliesa Johnson. Squash photograph: Vicky Wasik] My guest this week on Special Sauce is chef and cookbook author JJ Johnson. When I say he gravitated to kitchen work at an early age, I mean really early. He started cooking with his grandmother when he was four: “I didn’t really watch cartoons…I’d step on like […]

Over 200 Participating Restaurants with Special Me...

Over 200 Participating Restaurants with Special Me…

There’s even more reason than usual to visit the small country with big culinary appeal during Denmark’s Dining Week, in collaboration with S.Pellegrino, from 11 to 18 February 2018. The biggest restaurant festival of its kind in Europe has over 200 restaurants across the country joining this annual celebration,  including the best and most interesting restaurants in […]

Special Sauce: Jenny Allen on the Joy of Eating a ...

Special Sauce: Jenny Allen on the Joy of Eating a …

[Photograph: David Welch. Corn casserole photograph: Vicky Wasik] Here’s how the delightful and brave Jenny Allen describes the food at her family table in Part 2 of her Special Sauce interview: “Such bad food…and so little of it.” As that quote can attest, you can be sure there’s no shortage of pithy insights or jokes […]

Special Sauce: Author and Playwright Jenny Allen o...

Special Sauce: Author and Playwright Jenny Allen o…

[Photograph: David Welch. Cookie photograph: Vicky Wasik] Jenny Allen, the humorist and author of the guffaw-inducing new book Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas, derives as much pleasure from eating as anyone I know. Consider this anecdote she shared with me about her food-loving stepmother: “One day she said, ‘I […]

The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.
Home Privacy Policy Terms Of Use Medical Disclaimer Anti Spam Policy Contact Us Affiliate Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer DMCA Earnings Disclaimer