The Heirloom Recipe Index exists to make your Grandma (or great uncle, or second cousin on your mother's side) a superstar and preserve their kitchen legacy.
It should come to no surprise that recipes tell a story - that's one of the main reasons the Heirloom Recipe Index came into fruition.
And just as there would be no recipe without a cook, there would be no story without someone to tell it.
When storyteller Cynthia Falardeau shared her Grandma Carr's chocolate chip cookie recipe, an outsider's words just wouldn't do.
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Michael Anthony has been the executive chef of Michelin-starred Gramercy Tavern since 2006. Prior, he was executive chef of the farm-to-table mecca Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and earlier, the co-executive chef at Blue Hill in New York City. He was also recently named a "Best Chef: New York City" finalist for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards.
But even for an accomplished chef like Anthony, there are those meals prepared outside his own kitchen that continue to please the palate long after mealtime.
Five Best Meals: Chef Michael Anthony
[Update: Jesse Solomon has MORE ON THE STORY]
Reports abound that wiener-eating wunderkind Takeru Kobayashi may bow out of this year's Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest due to contract negotiations breakdown.
George Shea, president of Major League Eating released a statement on the Major League Eating website stating, "Takeru Kobayashi is currently not scheduled to compete in the 2010 Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest. In recent weeks, Major League Eating has sought to arrive at an agreement with Kobayashi, but contract negotiations have reached an impasse. MLE remains hopeful that Kobayashi, who won the contest from 2001-2006, will decide to compete this July 4th in Coney Island, when Joey Chestnut will seek his fourth consecutive title."
Does this muck up your Independence Day plans for glutton gawking?