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Seen & Read: October 17, 2013

Food Arts Staff - October 17th, 2013

The Vegan Divas Cookbook by Fernanda Capobianco
Native Brazilian chef and wife of acclaimed French chef François Payard (whose Payard Desserts, coincidentally, is due out at the end of this month) shares more than 75 recipes from her New York City dessert company Vegan Divas. In addition to delectable desserts such as mango/pineapple cake, chocolate mousse, and gingersnap cookies, find hearty breads like jalapeño cornbread and eggless whole wheat challah plus lunch dishes such as smoky tomato/bean soup and blue potato/kale salad. —Gary Tucker, senior editor

5 Ways to Make a Chef Hate You,
Customers should learn from these rules and make nice with the kitchen. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

Now Serving, The New Yorker
Talk about chefs who want to change the world. Ahmed Jama continues to run a restaurant in Mogadisu despite terrorist attacks. He returned to his native Somalia from London because he believes in helping to rebuild his war-torn country. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

Young Toques: What’s Cooking in Istanbul, Wall Street Journal
A reminder of the traditional yet modern food I tasted when I visited Istanbul. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

Frogs’ Legs May Have Been English Delicacy 8,000 Years Before France, The Guardian
Archaeologists discovered toad bones near Stonehenge on Tuesday, discouraging French palates everywhere. —AL