Our cooks in the Food & Wine Test Kitchen are superheroes. Every day, Marcia Kiesel and Grace Parisi troubleshoot recipes from our fantastic contributorssushi from master chef Masaharu Morimoto, for instance. Marcia and Grace also create their own incredible dishes. For our blockbuster story "Art of Summer Cooking," they developed 21 recipes for the very best seasonal ingredients. I love the Thai chicken and watermelon salad, but honestly, it's impossible for me to choose a favorite, since each recipe reflects both a real understanding of the needs of a home cook and a curiosity about what's new.
I am not the only one to recognize Marcia and Grace's superhuman talents: They star alongside Spider-Man and the Green Goblin in a new culinary comic strip, created exclusively for F&W by Marvel. It's one of my favorite pages in this food-and-art issue.
- Gastronaut: How to Make Sushi with Morimoto
- Summer Party Food
- Gjelina: A Restaurant's Irresistible Party Dishes
- Marvel Superheroes' Cookbook and More Comics
Just as comic-book artists recorded Marcia and Grace's superpowers in ink, other illustrators, as well as painters and photographers, are showing a passionate interest in the world of food, too. You'll see the intersection of food and art in stories like "Gjelina: A Restaurant's Irresistible Party Dishes." Fran Camaj, the owner of Los Angeles's Gjelina, hosted a party in the restaurant's courtyard for his friends, family and staff, many of whom are artists. They ate the most delicious comfort food by chef Travis Lettsugar snap peas with chile and mint, slow-cooked lamb with spiced yogurt, butterscotch pots de crèmewhile painter Jules Muck created a mural on the wall.