The best of the New York Time's home cooking related content showed up early this week. Both the Sunday Times Magazine and Book Review had can't miss food stories, so let's start there and then move on to the Dining Section...
The Hunger Artists: A.O. Scott reviews David Kamp's new book "The United States of Arugula" about the rise of gourmet cooking culture in America. There's also a podcast interview with the author and this great who's who picture of American celeb chefs. See how many chefs you can identify in the picture before clicking to check out the key.
The Way We Eat: The Interpreter of Curries: In the Sunday Magazine, James Oseland, the new editor of Saveur magazine, explains his obsession with food from Southeast Asia and shares recipes for Ching Lee's Braised Lemongrass Long Beans and Malaysian Chicken Rendang With Cinnamon and Star Anise.
Eggs Take Their Place at the Dinner Table: Minimalist Mark Bitman takes on the incredible, underappreciated egg and wonders why we've limited it to a weekend breakfast food. Recipes for: Hard-Cooked Eggs in Tomato-Onion Sauce, Spicy Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Poached in Red Wine and Baked Savory Custard With Cheese. He doesn't mention poking a hole in your egg before hard-boiling it. Am I the only person who does this?
• To Cook for Children, First Master the Knife: The farmer's market columnist shares her recipe for Beautiful Soup. The tomato and beet soup earns this name becasue "it looks wonderful, tastes good, and is very healthful."
• Fewer Come to the Harvest Table but Meals Are Still Memorable: Remembering the French tradition of the grape pickers' feast. Recipes: Savory Pumpkin Tart, Braised Lentils With Garlic Sausage, Gruyère Puff, and Baked Apples With Blackberry Jam.
• Poussin With Green Apple, for a Sunday Dinner Feeling: Florence Fabricant pairs a reisling with Poussins with Apple Stuffing.