Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Blogging, Cookboo...

Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Blogging, Cookboo…

[Photograph: Courtesy of David Lebovitz. Galette photograph: Vicky Wasik] On this week’s Special Sauce, seminal food blogger, pastry chef, and author David Lebovitz and I took a trip back into the past. And we had a blast. David worked in the Chez Panisse kitchen for 13 years before he realized it was time to leave. […]

Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Renovating His Ho...

Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Renovating His Ho…

[Photograph: Courtesy of David Lebovitz. Fish on ice photograph: Vicky Wasik] My guest on this week’s Special Sauce is the extraordinary blogger, author, and pastry chef David Lebovitz, whose latest book is L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home. David and I started off our conversation with the early days of blogging, […]

Special Sauce: Matt Goulding on Italian Food’s Pas...

Special Sauce: Matt Goulding on Italian Food’s Pas…

[Photograph: Laura Pérez. Spicy Spring pizza photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt] Listening to Roads and Kingdom co-founder Matt Goulding talk about the food culture in Italy on this week’s Special Sauce was a real treat for me. Matt spent months eating his way through the country for his extraordinary new book, Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels […]

Special Sauce: Edward Lee on Finding Home in a Bow...

Special Sauce: Chef Ed Lee on Cultural Appropriati…

[Photograph: Sara Babcock. Goose photograph: Vicky Wasik] In part 2 of my conversation with the remarkable chef and writer Edward Lee, we take a deep dive into his terrific new memoir-with-recipes Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine. Lee writes in the book, “”So much of what we think of as […]

Special Sauce: Edward Lee on Finding Home in a Bow...

Special Sauce: Edward Lee on Finding Home in a Bow…

[Photograph: Sara Babcock. Biscuit photograph: Vicky Wasik] Having chef and memoirist Edward Lee on Special Sauce was the happiest of accidents. Sitting on top of a pile of books on Special Sauce associate producer Marissa Chen’s desk was Lee’s evocative and moving memoir, Buttermilk Graffiti. I read a chapter, was knocked out by it, and […]

Special Sauce: Artist and Author Maira Kalman on S...

Special Sauce: Artist and Author Maira Kalman on S…

[Photograph: Courtesy of Maira Kalman. Cake photograph: Vicky Wasik] In part 2 of the Special Sauce interview with artist and author Maira Kalman, we were joined by Barbara Scott-Goodman, who co-authored Cake, and, of course, we talked cake. What else would we talk about? The first question I asked was how the book came to […]

Special Sauce: Bill Yosses on White House Dirt and...

Special Sauce: Bill Yosses on White House Dirt and…

[Photograph: Mr. Yoshi Kametani. Apple pie photograph: Vicky Wasik] If you interview someone like Bill Yosses, who was the White House pastry chef for George W. Bush and Barack Obama, you hope and pray that you can shake loose some dirt to titillate your listeners. But when you listen to part 2 of my interview […]