Tag Archives: Francis Lam

America’s Food Writers Reveal the Food Words They Can’t Spell

Source: Grub Street NY

Finally, something good on Twitter. Some of the country’s top food writers and critics have taken turns over the last 24 hours admitting which food words they struggle to spell correctly. The ball got rolling yesterday when Splendid Table host and Clarkson Potter editor Francis Lam told his followers, just …

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‘The Splendid Table’ Names Francis Lam as New Host

Source: Grub Street NY

For the last 21 years, NPR’s award-winning weekly food program “The Splendid Table” has been hosted by journalist Lynne Rossetto Kasper. At the end of this year, Kasper will retire from the show and pass the spatula on to writer and editor Francis Lam.

A James …

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Awards Season: The results are in from…

Source: Eater NY

iacp-2013.jpg The results are in from last night’s IACP food awards. Food & Wine won publication of the year, Saveur and Food52 tied for best culinary site and New York wins include: the Mast Brothers, for their chocolate cookbook, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s I Love New York, and Francis Lam’s essay for Lucky Peach. [~EN~]

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Book Deals: Sandwich mastermind Tyler Kord of No….

Source: Eater NY

no7sub.jpgSandwich mastermind Tyler Kord of No. 7 and No. 7 Sub has just signed a book deal with Clarkson Potter’s Francis Lam. Besides sandwich recipes, the book will include “humorous rants about sandwich philosophy, love, self-loathing, Li’l Wayne, Tom Cruise, and the life of a chef.” It’s slated to come out in June 2015. [~EN~]

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PapayaGate 2014: A Look Back at Memorable Gray’s Papaya Signs

Source: Eater NY

Gray’s Papaya has never been shy with its endorsements, political or otherwise. As food writer Francis Lam remembers, “walking by it you always knew where your eyes would land on the signs saying the dogs were better than filet mignon, the signs for the tropical drinks no one ever drank. The signs thanking Giuliani, the signs offering the Recession Special that was up so long it spanned at least three recessions…” The last is the only constant, while over the years owner Nicholas Gray plastered his windows with Presidential endorsements, hot dog endorsements, and the occasional tirade. ...

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PapayaGate 2014: Batali, Lam, Sheraton, and Others Remember Gray’s Papaya

Source: Eater NY

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[Gray’s Papaya in 2007. Photo: Yelp]

Following yesterday’s news about the closing of Gray’s Papaya on Sixth Avenue, Eater asked a handful of chefs and writers for remembrances. Here’s a look back:

Mario Batali, chef/restaurateur: When we were building Babbo, at the end of a long day at Po and then four to five hours on the Babbo construction site, at least twice a week I had a two dollar dinner around 3 a.m. celebrating the joyous snap of a pair of Papaya dogs with kraut and mustard.

Mimi Sheraton, former Times critic: Say ...

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