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Seen & Read: March 20, 2014

Food Arts Staff - March 20th, 2014

Plant Food by Matthew Kenney
Get your smokers ready! Due out later this year, Kenney shares over 60 recipes based on plants, with each chapter using techniques not typically associated with vegetables. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

Pastry Chef to Obamas Hanging Up His Whisk, New York Times
White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, a Food Arts Silver Spoon winner, is leaving his post in Washington and moving back to New York City where he hopes to focus on nutrition. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Anyone remotely involved or interested in grand hotels, concierges, service must see Wes Anderson's zany comedy adventure revolving around the concierge M. Gustav and his loyal lobby boy in a mythical middle European country between the wars. A star studded cast features surprise cameos by the likes of Bill Murray and Jonathan Schwartzman. —B.S.

Culinary Schools Speed the Rise of Hopeful Chefs, New York Times
Interesting, considering many chefs have said experience behind the line has proven just as useful, if not more, than culinary education. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator