The Kitchen Review of Books

Maya Meredith
Cookbook reviews and commentary from a millennial gunning to be the next Bonnie Slotnick.
Created 01 Dec 2020
  • Weeknight cooking for the world we live in now
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    Over the past few years, I’ve been trying to internalize that eating meat at the pace I always have, with the frequency I did as a kid, isn’t going to be possible forever. I have this subconscious exp...
  • When no one is your boss and your boss is everyone
    07 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    If you’ve been reading my newsletter this summer, you’ve heard this one before: someone who wants to make the world a better place decides to start a restaurant. The food is vegetarian, but that’s jus...
  • What does a feminist restaurant look like?
    23 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    Fun fact about me: I got my bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. Even though this was only a little over ten years ago, it was a very different time: even at a progressive university, I go...
  • Are you new here?
    09 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 13 0
    Hi there, We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming today. The Kitchen Review of Books was featured in From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy last week (thanks, Alicia!) and as a result, ...
  • Brunch with a side of Bernie
    26 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    As the United States crawls into recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant industry is at a crossroads. The layoffs and closures that swept through restaurants around the country last spring...
  • "Bringing vegetarian cooking to new gastronomic heights"
    12 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    If you wanted to throw a bougie dinner party in mid-twentieth century America, the references you would rely on were pretty well established. For inspiration, you might flip through the pages of Gourm...
  • Let's do the time warp
    28 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 6 0
    The United States has been embroiled in social upheaval for years, with constant waves of progressive protest and advocacy. Reactionary government forces, from the police to federal agencies, have cra...
  • Waking up to the 1970s
    14 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 6 0
    In February 2020, I came across an article in the New York Times food section called “Own the Recipes of Georgia O’Keeffe.” The auction house Sotheby’s had acquired the personal collection of the arti...
  • When You Give a White Chef a Book Deal...
    03 May 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    Note: This will be the only newsletter for the month of May. I’m taking about a month off to do some research and thinking for the next few issues, which will likely focus on some deeper cuts in Ameri...
  • A love letter to Chinatowns
    19 Apr 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Restaurant cookbooks are usually pretty annoying. They’re infamously not cookable, even the ones that promise they will be. Dishes made in restaurants are composed with totally different logic, where ...
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