Evan Sung
Charles Gabriel's Chicken and Yams from Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken & Sides by Lee Schrager.
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Seen & Read: June 26, 2014

Food Arts Staff - June 26th, 2014

Fried & True launch at Ginny’s Supper Club
Fried chicken was the star Tuesday night when Marcus Samuelsson, Elizabeth Karmel (Hill Country BBQ), and Charles Gabriel (Charles’ Country Pan) brought Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman’s Fried & True to life with a family style dinner at Ginny’s Supper Club, featuring coconut fried chicken, candied yams, garlic cheese grits with country ham, and tomato/watermelon salad. Plus an ice cream social was provided by Ample Hills Creamery Ice Cream Bar. “We’re really cool tonight because we got Brooklyn to come to Harlem,” Samuelsson quipped. The book features over 50 recipes for fried chicken and sides (all of which Sussman faithfully tested) on a sort of American road trip that stretches from Harlem to Nashville to New Orleans to Yountville and even hops across the pond to include London’s Yotam Ottolenghi. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

Deconstructing the Perfect Burger, New York Times
For grill-deprived New Yorkers, this guide to cooking burgers indoors is key to enjoying the hot summer months in the city. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

Grand Central Food Hall Nears Approval, New York Times Claus Meyer (Noma, Copenhagen) may lead the hopefully approved food hall and restaurant at New York City’s 100 year old Grand Central Terminal. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

American Grilled, Travel Channel
David Guas is traveling across America in the new Travel Channel summer TV series, American Grilled. From the Virginia countryside, where whole hogs are a classic, to Maryland's eastern shore, where blue crabs are legendary, Guas visits a different city each week, where he serves up amazing local ingredients to test the epic backyard skills of America's grillers. Competitors come from all walks of life, including a patent attorney, a professional chef, an electrician, and a suburban mom. Each episode starts with four competitors, but in the end only one walks away with the $10,000 cash prize. Tune in next Wednesday, July 2, for the premiere. —A.L.

The Maneuver, Kickstarter
Introducing the man behind the maneuver, Jason Schmidt’s documentary on Dr. Henry Heimlich features an extensive interview with the doctor, and an exclusive look into his personal life. Schmidt’s goal is to reveal the doctor’s legacy of saving lives and explore the controversy that has followed his fame. To complete the documentary, Schmidt must reach his pledged goal of $30,000 on Kickstarter by July 3. —Nadia Kurtz, editorial assistant