Pastry Chef, Consultant, Writer, Creative Director at ICE, NYC
I like to think of John Thorne as one the pioneers of the food-blogging phenomenon, though he began writing his short dispatches and newsletters in the early 1980s - long before the advent of the internet. This older collection of short essays - most of them accompanied by simple recipes - includes one of my all-time favorite pieces of food writing. The chapter Learning to Eat details the emergence of both Thornes developed palate and an interest in cooking, serving as a reminder that the simplest of pleasures are often the most rewarding.
Producer and host of Eat This Podcast
Includes some recipes, too.
Registered dietitian, chef and cookbook author