I’ve always been a huge fan of Saveur Magazine and not just because, over the years, they’ve published more of my food pieces than anyone else. To me, the magazine broke the mold. The relentless publication of Celebrity chef’s recipes in every other food magazine separates Saveur instantly. Saveur has recipes you don’t find anywhere else. They have a particular fondness for grandmothers’ cooking whether the grandmother is called “Opa” or “Ba Noi.” One of the earliest grandmother stories I can remember was in a 1994 issue of the magazine. A food writer and cooking teacher, Peggy Knickerbocker, took us into the kitchens of a group of home cooks in San Francisco’s North Beach. This center of Italian American cooking was presided over by “Old Stoves”.
|One of Saveur's "Old Stoves",|