Yes, free food from the bondage of marketing and gimmickry, and let everyone enjoy what they’re eating. In this week’s top story, the very estimable Jeremiah Tower is taking over as executive chef at Tavern on the Green. The food will be fun, he’s a wily person, with a wicked sense of humor, and a great palate.
In other news: Andrew Carmellini opens a new place tomorrow night, Little Park, in Tribeca. Said to be low-key and American and vegetable driven, this is a place I look forward to visiting.
Then there’s Gabrielle Hamilton, iconoclastic and talented, from Prune with her first cookbook. Her memoir rocked, this book looks great.
Speaking of great books, Alain Passard’s slim volume on cooking vegetables arrived yesterday. These recipes are simple and appear to have the information needed to cook good and healthy food.
And speaking of vegetables, I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that day to day, from morning to night, I’m enjoying a string of meals that are chiefly vegetarian. From delicious yoghurt originating in Vermont to homemade falafel with tahini to thin ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach.