CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes, an Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance (Hardcover)

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    Another cookbook that reads like a novel (see review on the Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends).  Add the competition element that heats up with boasts and snarky comments between the contestants, and we've got a winner!
    The authors are New York Times food writers and refer to one another affectionately as "Work Wives."  When NYT Restaurant Critic and collegue, Frank Bruni, challenges them to a cook-off to be featured in the paper, it is the start of something big.  Kim and Julia set off on a year-long continuous competition that turns into the book, Cook Fight.
    Frank's original throw-down, The Budget Challenge, featured a six-person dinner party (sans liquor and pantry items) for $50.00.  The chapters then go on to include The Comfort Challenge, The Children's Challenge; and subsequently the Picnic, Weekday, Bake-off, Thanksgiving and Open House Challenges.   They are arranged by month and I know I will revisit this book often throughout the year.  We made the Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe for Christmas 2012 and it was a hit!
    The concepts and perspectives of these two women for each challenge are diverse and fascinating.  Although Kim and Julia are completely different personalities and temperaments, they have motherhood, work and a love of food in common.  In the end, everyone - including the reader - is a winner.

— Karen McCue

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At once hilarious and inspiring, CookFight is a one-of-a-kind cookbook that that pits the strategies and recipes of popular New York Times food reporters Julia Moskin and Kim Severson against each other as they take on the challenges today's home cook faces both in and out of the kitchen. An epic battle for kitchen dominance, CookFight features two well-seasoned cooks, 12 tough culinary challenges, and 125 mouth-watering recipes, plus a foreword by Frank Bruni, former chief restaurant critic of the New York Times. Fans of Mark Bittman, Melissa Clark, Ruth Reichl, and Dorie Greenspan, as well as top-rated cooking shows like Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef, and Hell's Kitchen, will be riveted by every round of this intense, no-punches-pulled CookFight until the final (dinner) bell!

About the Author


Julia Moskin has been a reporter for the New York Times dining section since 2004. At the Times, she has written on such diverse subjects as the punk-vegan movement, illegal trafficking of Girl Scout cookies on eBay, the best recipe for macaroni and cheese, and the widespread practice of freezing fish for sushi. She lives in New York City with her family.

Kim Severson is the Atlanta bureau chief for the New York Times, a position she has held since 2010. The winner of four James Beard Awards, she has written about food and dining for the Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and several magazines. She is also the author of the memoir Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. Severson lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her daughter.



Kim Severson is the Atlanta bureau chief for the New York Times, a position she has held since 2010. The winner of four James Beard Awards, she has written about food and dining for the Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and several magazines. She is also the author of the memoir Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. Severson lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her daughter.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061988387
ISBN-10: 0061988383
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English
 

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