Rum Cake with Sautéed Fruits of the Forest and Coconut Ice Cream by Mario González Acedo, executive chef at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall.
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Seen & Read: August 29, 2013

Food Arts Staff - August 29th, 2013

La Cocina Iberostar, from Iberostar Hotels
Iberostar Hotels and Resorts presents its very first global cookbook, La Cocina Iberostar. The book features 42 gourmet recipes by the Spain-based hotel’s experienced chefs from around the world. Do you feel like taking a culinary excursion to Mexico? Then try chef Rafael López’s savory barbecued mixiote lamb with chilmole sauce and baby pumpkins. Or head over to Jamaica for some mouthwatering rum cake with sautéed fruits of the forest and coconut ice cream created by chef Mario González Acedo. The cookbook is available for purchase only at the hotels. —Anastasia Schuchman, editorial assistant

Move Over, Potstickers: China Cooks Up Hundreds of Dumplings, National Public Radio
Part of NPR's week-long celebration of dumplings ("from tortellini's sensual origins in Italy to kubbeh's tasty variations in Israel"), this four minute Morning Edition story discusses the world record holder for varieties of dumplings (318 to be exact). —Jacqueline Sainsbury, manager, Food Arts online

Listen to Marcus’ Top 5 Songs, MarcusSamuelsson.com
Samuelsson recently guest DJ’d on KCRW and played the songs that impacted his life. Oldies, but goodies, indeed. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

Like Stinky Cheese? You Can Thank Steven Jenkins for That, The Epoch Times
Fascinating profile of Steve Jenkins, the man behind the cheese at New York City's Fairway markets, and one of the pioneers in importing fine European cheese to America. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

Diner en Blanc: The World’s Largest Secret Dinner Party, a documentary
One of the most truly magnificent gatherings makes its way to the big screen for all to see and enjoy. —Abbe Lewis

Food for Thought, Vogue
Feedie, a new app developed by the Lunchbox Fund, will allow diners to donate to feed children in South Africa with each photo they take and share while tagging the restaurant. Some 50 NYC restaurants are on board. —Beverly Stephen