Recommendations, Restaurant Review

Le Coucou: A Tail of Two Pheasants.

Reviewed by Robert Brown The battlefield of New York restaurants is filled with the remains of foreign adventurism gone awry. Ever since the 1939 New York World’s Fair at which Henri Soulé started Restaurant Le Pavilon, foreign chefs and restaurateurs, most of whom have been from France, have both been eaten up or taken the […]

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Book Reviews, France

Sophisticated Foodie: Edward Behr’s New Book, “The Food & Wine of France: Eating & Drinking from Champagne to Provence”

Reviewed by Robert Brown In the 700 or so years of the history of culinary books, what publishers call food narratives are mere babies. After eliminating cookbooks, diet and nutrition books and those that politicize food, what you have left pretty much can be called food narratives. The general sub-categories are books about wine; ingredients; […]

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