This morning I decided to play Book Spine Poetry but handicap myself by choosing only food fiction or food fact books. There’s a collection spilling around the kitchen; I thought it would be easy. But turns out a shelf of titles starting with “The” and ending in “Cookbook” is a bit limiting, and try as I might I couldn’t figure out how to put “The Widow Cliquot” together with “A Goose In Toulouse” and “The Nasty Bits” without cheating. Check it out – here’s what I came up with.
Luscious, rustic steamed tacos with a potato filling from the kitchen of Señora Elvira and the pen of the renowned Diana Kennedy. Quick, easy, and delicious. Here you go:
Anthony Bourdain, Padma Lakshmi, and Susan Orlean all agree that “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is an excellent novel, and they’re right, I might have missed it, though, keep reading to find out why.
Knowing how to brine a perfect turkey is not as important as the ability to remember what, exactly, to give thanks for. Here is novelist Lillian Bos Ross’ description of her 1939 Big Sur Thanksgiving meal. Lillian Bos is one of my heroes; read on to find out more about her.
Circa-1973 cookbook of egg recipes from around the globe: caviar to colonialism with a stop at our house for scrambled eggs with shoyu.
Wisdom, not just recipes, can be found in the Joy of Cooking.
Mark Bittman’s brown bag popcorn recipe. Make this all the time! You’ll save money, and it’s healthier and better for the environment than the pre-packaged kind.
This is a simple recipe for albacore and asparagus stir-fry meal that I improvised on a school night based on the tips from the book Hot Wok. Healthy, low-salt, quick, and delicious.