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Showing posts with label Adam Rapoport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adam Rapoport. Show all posts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Best Ever Barbecued Ribs Recipe"


Bon Appetit's Photo of its "Best Ever Ribs Recipe".
Would that the recipe was as good as their photo.
         One of my very favorite things to eat are ribs. Pork ribs and to get even more specific, St. Louis cut Pork Ribs which I buy in quantity at Costco.  I long since gave up on supermarket spare ribs, which are priced in the bargain basement (where they belong).  Inevitably, you open the package of ribs only to discover a piece of leftover tails that is virtually inedible.  But once I discovered the joys of Costco ribs, I’ve never bought anything else.         
Adam Rapoport at the Grill
So you can imagine how pleased I was, when planning a birthday dinner for a dear friend and quite a few of his friends, when into my email box came a recipe from Bon Appetit entitled “Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs”.  Not only was there a recipe, but there was a video of them being made by none other than Adam Rapoport, editor of the magazine. Adam took over from Barbara Fairchild when the latter declined to move to New York City as requested by Bon Appetit’s publisher, Conde Nast.  This was just after the demise of Gourmet magazine and I thoroughly applaud Adam for lifting Bon Appetit up and including articles that could have appeared in Gourmet but most certainly did not appear in Bon Appetit in Ms. Fairchild’s day.   So it was a bit of a shock when I discovered that Adam’s video instructions were completely at odds with the written recipe.  I mean there were so many differences that it took a complete overhaul of the recipe.  But I ended up with a spectacular version of ribs--almost accidentally-- that I wanted to share with you.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn, Haricots Verts and Pesto



        I don’t know whether you’ve been following the histrionics that have been going on over the re-designed Bon Appetit.  The new editor, Adam Rapoport, has taken over from Barbara Fairchild, who bowed out when Conde Nast moved the magazine from California to New York and she wouldn’t.  Mr Rapoport knows a thing or two about magazines having been at GQ for over ten years.  And he knows a bit about food since he worked as an Editor and Writer for the James Beard Foundation’s publications office before that.  His first issue was dedicated to Italy and didn’t seem to arouse much anxiety.  Next, however, he had the temerity to feature Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover and you’d think he’d knocked over Ruth Reichl with his car.