Luke Poling

Luke Poling is a writer and filmmaker living in Boston. His first
feature film, a documentary called "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton
as Himself," will premiere late 2011/early 2012. He's on twitter/lpoling and online at plimptonmovie.com.He once ate a Double Down from KFC and almost instantly regretted it.

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French Crepes

by Luke Poling
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In a lifetime of reading, I’ve found that the best books often act as time machines transports to another place and time, willing to take you there whenever and wherever you open their pages.   Samuel Chamberlain’s “Clementine in the Kitchen,” is a book that has been doing this time-travel magic for its readers for

Beef Short Ribs from Julie Powell’s Cleaving

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Haven’t read Julie Powell’s Cleaving just yet? No worries; Luke shares his review below, while also highlighting “A Nice, Simple Way to Make Short Ribs.” This recipe is very close to my own and Jill photographed it beautifully. Pop this pot in the oven and then go about your afternoon. When you return, all you

Books on Cooks: Gazpacho Recipe from “Eating Together”

by Luke Poling
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As an avid reader, I’m always on the look-out for some forgotten book that will completely blow me away. I always dream of finding something that I can press copies of into friend’s hands and say, “you have to read this… you’ll love it.” After someone on Twitter gushed about this book, I was compelled

Books on Cooks: James & Kay Salter’s “Life is Meals”

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Maybe you don’t think of James Salter as a guy who would write a book solely about food. With a PEN/Faulkner award, The Paris Review’s Hadada lifetime achievement award and such novels as “A Sport and a Pastime,” and “The Hunters,” to his name, I didn’t either.   But “Life is Meals,” part memoir, part

Books on Cooks: Gabrielle Hamilton’s “Blood, Bones & Butter”

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All of us at Eat Boutique are into cookbooks, often reading them like graphic novels before we slip toward sleep each night. But books about cooks have a favorite place in our kitchens too and the talented filmmaker/writer Luke Poling has offered to share his perspective on his favorites. Please welcome Luke in the comments.

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