Amanda Hesser: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century" (W. W. Norton & Co.)
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Amanda Hesser, a food columnist for "The New York Times" discusses how she compiled the most noteworthy recipes published by the paper since it started covering food in the 1850s. The resulting "The Essential New York Times Cookbook" is a compendium of recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers that showcases the history of American cooking.
food editor and writer at the New York Times.