I spent some time with writer and chef, Samin Nosrat
, this Summer and her visit resulted in an article that will appear in an upcoming New York Times Magazine issue. It's titled TASTE TEST: Flavor is a Language, and Like Wine, Candy Has It's Own
. Here's a couple of behind the scene shots. The first is from the famous Chicago bookstore Women & Children First
where we found a copy of Samin's book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
. Samin signed her book and directly after they applied the "Signed By The Author" sticker I bought it. The book is an amazing kitchen staple and I already had a well-read copy so it came home as a gift for a friend. Please get the book (and some decent kitchen shears) and try cooking the chicken. Omitting a spine from a bird is harder than it sounds. Once you do it you'll really love that flat, crispy skinned bird.
On another day we visited Chris at Whimsical Candy
to take a look at her store and watch her make caramel. Chris sent us home with some great treats like La-Dee-Dahs and her new, stunning vegan caramel. We sampled many Northside neighborhoods, trying treats along the way and even made a stop at Chicago's Morelia market
where the tortillas are hand made and still warm to the touch when you buy them. Samin is a writer, cook, and teacher but she's more than that. She has a new Netflix series (hooray - on my watch list!) but after many meals and much candy she's a great new friend in food!
|Samin Nosrat signing at Women & Children First Bookstore|
|Samin Nosrat watches Chris pour caramel at Whimsical Candy in Chicago.|
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