Our Editor-in-Chief’s Meals-Themed Spring Preview


A model of this submit initially appeared on March 23, 2024, in Stephanie Wu’s publication, “From the Editor,” a roundup of probably the most important information and tales within the meals world. Learn the archives and subscribe now.


We’ve simply revealed our spring cookbook preview, which incorporates 17 totally different cookbooks ranging in subjects from desserts by a former Nice British Bake Off contestant to sheet pan recipes. I wrote about Jang, a brand new cookbook from Mingles chef Mingoo Kang that focuses on three sauces which can be the inspiration of Korean cooking.

I really like that our preview comes from staffers throughout the corporate, lots of whom take a look at out recipes and supply a glimpse into the dishes that intrigued them probably the most. Impressed by this compilation, and different current popular culture tales from the crew, I’m placing collectively my very own mini spring preview of the books, motion pictures, and TV that I’m most enthusiastic about within the upcoming months.

Prime Chef (March 20, Bravo)

One way or the other, we’re on Season 21 of Bravo’s actuality TV meals present, which has had its share of scandals in addition to starmaking turns. This season, based mostly in Wisconsin, has a brand new host (Season 10 winner Kristen Kish), a brand new runtime (75 minutes as a substitute of the standard 60), and a few new guidelines (no extra immunity from Quickfires, winners get cash as a substitute). On this week’s premiere, Kish did an ideal job maintaining the banter along with her co-judges and peppering in snippets from her personal expertise. I’m not offered on the longer format but, however will I nonetheless be watching? Yup.

Alyse Whitney’s exuberant new cookbook is devoted to dips (and options some glorious “dipliberate” puns). I fervently imagine that dips deserve far more consideration, whether or not at watch events, sport nights, and even dinner events, and am so excited to strive issues like saag paneer artichoke dip and deviled spam musubi dip. The e book is bursting with enjoyable moments and an ideal present for individuals who entertain prefer it’s their job.

I’m a fan of nearly every little thing Ruth Reichl writes, so I’m wanting ahead to her new novel, a few younger lady who receives a one-way ticket to Paris as an inheritance after her mom dies. There, she dines on the iconic Les Deux Magots and discovers a brand new world of meals and artwork, meets literary giants, and chases an artwork historical past thriller — all whereas studying extra about her mom alongside the way in which.

Priya Krishna’s new cookbook is geared towards youngsters, nevertheless it’s removed from the meals you may discover on a typical restaurant’s youngsters’ menu. With recipes which can be damaged down by issue degree and icons that alert the place an grownup is likely to be wanted for chopping, zesting, or grating, it’s an accessible cookbook — that includes recipes from all over the world — that any newbie, child or grownup, can get pleasure from. I can’t wait to strive the two-ingredient chocolate mousse recipe.

Unfrosted (Could 3, Netflix)

As ridiculous because it sounds, we’re getting a film devoted to Pop-Tarts, with Jerry Seinfeld directing, writing, and starring. It’s the story of the race between Kellogg’s and Submit to invent a breakfast pastry, with a stacked solid that features Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant, Daniel Levy, and extra.

What food-related leisure are you wanting ahead to this spring and summer time? Shoot me a word at fromtheeditor@eater.com and share!

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