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It was the night before Thanksgiving and I found myself all alone – kids asleep and designated snack maker at work….so I cozied up on our (new and finally comfortable) couch about to take part in my traditional viewing of Trains, Planes & Automobiles when I thought it would be great to have a little […]
One of my favorite dessert memories is that of a delicious bread pudding which was had after a full week of performing at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival years ago. Maybe I was just hungry from all that dancing…but I can still taste the creamy custard and recall how the dessert made me want to crawl […]
With the end of fall quickly upon us, we knew we had to get ourselves motivated to do a little garden clean up. A few weeks ago we decided to dig up a few of our surviving herbs from our garden beds and transfer them to pots to bring inside before it was too […]
a listing of books we highly recommend.
We love cheese. Love it. This gorgeous book, Cheese, A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best, written by Max McCalman & David Gibbons is a wonderful resource for learning more about the 200 varieties of cheeses profiled by the authors. With gorgeous, colored photographs each page gives information such as provenance, producers, production, appearance and wine pairings. It is an essential book for anyone who serves a lot of cheese.- Cheese
Once upon a time I belonged to a mail order cookbook club…this amazing book, Fields of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant written by Annie Sommerville, came to me when I was a college student living in a beautiful apartment on the ninth floor which overlooked a river in a very industrial town. I cannot tell you how many times I have used it to make soups and salads. A true gem of a book with a variety of interesting vegetarian dishes.- Fields of Greens
Given to us as a gift, Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing written by Michael Ruhlman & Brian Polcyn is one of our absolute go to books when we are having a small gathering and want some delectable nibbles. We love the idea of curing and preserving our own meats and this book really makes it easy to do so.- Charcuterie
What a fun read. Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential is not only entertaining but (unlike some other rantings by famous chefs which we have recently read) very well written. This is a book you might even read twice. It is full of personal stories about Mr. Bourdain’s life in the culinary world. We felt like it gave us a first hand account of the gritty food scene of the seventies and eighties.- Kitchen Confidential
Another favorite is A Year in My Kitchen written by Skye Gyngell and published in 2006 by Alhambra Editions. This is a gorgeous book. We often just pick it up to look at the amazing photographs by Jason Lowe. With stunning images and beautifully textured paper, this book covers seasonal recipes which are both rustic and unusual.- A year in my kitchen
We love this book. It is our go to stop for matching flavors. So many ingredients and they are all covered in an easy to read format. We highly recommend it if you can find one!
The Flavour Thesaurus: Pairings, recipes and ideas for the creative cook. Written by Niki Segnit and published by Bloomsbury.- The Flavour Thesaurus