About Stephanie Pierson

Stephanie Pierson

Stephanie Pierson is an author and journalist who writes about food, design, and lifestyle issues. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Saveur, Metropolitan Home, and Eating Well. She is the author of a dozen books, including The Brisket Book: A Love Story With Recipes, from which this essay was excerpted, and has ghost-written five cookbooks.

Slices of Nach Waxman's beef brisket on a cutting board

Nach Waxman’s Beef Brisket

Like a chorus line of Rockettes, these slices of tender brisket lean on one another in perfect symmetry. Nach Waxman explains how to accomplish the same.

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Brisket Platter

Besotted with Brisket

How is it that a hunk of beef shaped like the state of Tennessee can inspire Proustian prose and elicit such pleasure?