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Ever taste Sour Patch Kids candy? That white powder on the surface is citric acid, a weak organic acid that occurs naturally in citrus fruits and makes you pucker. It's a staple in Arab cuisine (the secret ingredient in many shawarma sauces), and other chefs are starting to catch on. Pastry chef Paola Velez shares her tips for using citric acid to brighten up everything from tomato sauce and lemonade to cakes and ice creams.
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On July 24, Diana Kennedy passed away in her Zitacuaro, Mexico home, where she resided and worked since 1980. The British native and renowned cookbook author dedicated her career to Mexican food traditions. Throughout her life and in nearly a dozen cookbooks, Kennedy emerged as a towering authority on Mexican cuisine. In 1982, The three-time James Beard Award winner was named a recipient of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's greatest honor for foreigners. Her native Britain also appointed her as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to positive relations with Mexico. Her opinions on such dishes as guacamole are infamous to this day.
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Recipients of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Media Awards were announced in Chicago earlier this month. Eater has the full winners list here. The Gourmand "World's Best" Cookbook Awards, now in their 27th year, were given a few weeks earlier, and Eat Your Books has this roundup. Finally, the UK Guild of Food Writers announced its 2022 award recipients here. 👏👏👏 winners!
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BBQ, bourbon, mushrooms, cocktails...this summer's hot new cookbooks got it going on. That NOLA cookbook that sank to bottom of the ocean a few months ago has finally re-surfaced. There's even a book on boozy dessert drinks. Cookbook sleuth Paula Forbes has the skinny.
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Last month, JBF revealed its nominees for the top chefs and restaurants around the country. This month, America's A-list food media finalists include stand-out TV shows, cookbooks, podcasts, personal essays, and more. Check out the full list here. Winners will be announced at the JBF Awards ceremony June 11-13 in Chicago.