New Apps for Beer and Nigella
Major new app alert! In addition to the release of How to Cook Everything On the Go, two other cookbook-related apps are out this month. Mobifusion has released The Beer Bible, adapted for mobile from The Beer Book by Sam Calagione and Tim Hampson. The app has photos and descriptions of more than 1,700 beers, a "share a beer" option where friends can e-mail pictures and tasting notes to each other, and other features. Elsewhere in the world of food apps, a Nigella Quick Collection App is now available. A combination of exclusive recipes and video and audio features, the app lets users add notes by text or voice; browse and search according to mood or what's in the fridge; organize their shopping lists and more.

Dining Chez Algonquin

The Algonquin Hotel in New York City has debuted a new menu featuring recipes from Spécialités de la Maison, first published in

1940 and recently reissued by Collins Design, with a new foreword by Graydon Carter. Items on the menu include Katharine Hepburn's Chicken Burgundy Style, Tallulah Bankhead's Southern Fried Chicken, and Charlie Chaplin's Sour Cream Hot Cakes. The lunch menu is $22 and the dinner menu is $29 per person, and parties of five or more will receive a free copy of the book (while supplies last).

Talking Food TV

The paperback edition of Kathleen Collins's Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows (Continuum) pubs

Thursday. On June 1, Collins will participate in an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York, "Food on the Tube: How TV Shapes the Way We Think About Food." Collins will appear alongside Padma Lakshmi, Charlie Trotter, and Amanda Hesser.

This story originally appeared in Cooking the Books, PW's e-newsletter for cookbooks.