‘Delectable Foods’: this 13th-century cookbook reveals a world of delicious recipes

In the middle of a busy restaurant kitchen in London, Sam and Samantha Clark stand contemplating a saucepan filled with cooked, sprouting broad beans. The Clarks, owner-chefs of Moro, have been cooking with dried beans for decades, but it took reading an ancient recipe before they thought to try sprouting them first.

“What’s insane,” says Sam, pausing to taste a bean he has marinated in olive oil, cumin and coriander, “is how much we recognise, how much we don’t and how sophisticated the recipes are.”

He is talking about a newly discovered copy of a 13th-century manuscript titled Faḍālat al-khiwān fī ayyibāt al-ṭaʿām wa-al-alwān (Best of Delectable Foods and Dishes from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib) and written by Ibn Razīn al-Tujībī. Since they opened Moro in 1997, the Clarks have championed the food of the Arabic-Iberian world, but al-Tujībī’s tome is a revelation. “It will affect the way we

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‘Iron Chef’ Is Being Rebooted by Netflix. Here’s What to Expect, According to the Chefs

After taking a few years off, “Iron Chef” is back on TV — and the competitors might be even more excited than the fans.

Netflix is ​​rebooting the long-running American version of the franchise, which originally aired on Food Network from 2005 to 2018 as “Iron Chef America,” with a new series called “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.”

In every episode, one of the five iron chefs — Marcus Samuelsson, Dominique Crenn, Ming Tsai, Curtis Stone and Gabriela Cámara — compete against a rising star in the culinary world. At the end of the eight-episode series, the challenger who earned the highest score will battle against all five iron chefs to try to win the golden knife and the title of “Iron Legend.”

Along with host Alton Brown, the lively Mark Dacascos — and his famous facial expressions — has also returned to the iconic cooking competition as

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Miami Herald Food Editor wins second James Beard Award

Longtime Miami Herald Food Editor Carlos Frías wasn’t expecting to win his second James Beard Foundation award Saturday night, but was thrilled to be honored for the type of reporting he loves — connecting with and sharing community stories.

“For me, there is nothing more important than telling the stories of Miami,” Frías, 46, said. “That really is the reason that I love doing the work, and through food I can tell so many stories.”

Frías was the winner of the Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award in the journalism category, which recognizes reporters who engage with the community through food and dining coverage. The James Beard Award is one of the highest honors in the culinary world.

“The biggest honor is winning in the category that I did, which is about getting to know the community that you write about,” he said. “It’s recognition for telling the stories of community.”

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Filipino food making a splash in the culinary world

NEW YORK – On the final day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Monthwe have one more member of our AAPI community to spotlight.

A chef and cookbook author is embracing the wave of recognition Filipino Americans are experiencing on a national stage.

As CBS2’s Kristine Johnson reports, it was a breakout year for artists with Filipino roots at the 2022 Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars, Saweetie, Elle King, HER, and Olivia Rodrigo. They landed an impressive 22 Grammy nominations between them.

Also this year, Kasama, an eatery in Chicago, became the first Filipino restaurant in America to earn a Michelin star.

“From our ancestors to our immigrant parents, it leads up to this moment,” said Nicole Ponseca.

“This moment” is a long time coming for Ponseca, a NYC restaurateur and author of “I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook.”

“This is years of work, years of

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From The Floor Up

Healthy SnacksWe all know how necessary breakfast is for a good start to the day however wholesome breakfast meals are a good way to get started each day on the right food so you do not have to keep eating sugar and fats to keep yourself feeling awake. When in search of wholesome snacks, it’s best to search for foods which can be both natural and unsweetened. A good selection can be organic multigrain crackers with natural nut butter. Peanut butter is not one of the best type of nut butter; almond, cashew or sunflower butter is healthier. Peanuts have turn into a disputed “health food” in recent times. Natural peanut butter is okay infrequently, but these other nut butters are constructed from nuts which have more healthy fat content material. One other good choice for a topping is tahini, comprised of sesame seeds. That is traditionally utilized in Middle Japanese … Read more