The lazy days of summer are definitely upon us, and our cookbook club is ready to take a summer vacation. But there’s still plenty of summer vegetables left to explore! Our last book of the season is a perfect companion for foraging your local farmers’ markets, or if you’re lucky, maybe your home garden asContinue reading “cookbook club: Ruffage”
Welcome to the third book of our summer cookbook club. Our theme this season is Summer Vegetables – perfect for a time when local farmers’ markets are thriving, and maybe even your home garden. After easing into our vegetable-focused cooking adventure with Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: Spring, Summer, we began an intercontinental journey; first to Asia, now toContinue reading “cookbook club: Senegal”
Welcome to the first book of the summer season of our cookbook club! Our first book is the most recent edition from the UK’s Nigel Slater, Greenfeast: Spring, Summer. Our theme this season is Summer Vegetables – perfect for a time when local farmers’ markets are thriving, and maybe even your home garden. I’m feeling inspired.Continue reading “cookbook club: Greenfeast: Spring, Summer”
Cookbooks and kitchens are the heart of many great adventures. Last week our spring cookbook club, Classic to Modern, ended our journey with a return to the present. Over the course of 4 books in 8 weeks, we time traveled from the days of Edna Lewis to Sam Sifton’s contemporary approach to creating delicious meals. In between, weContinue reading “cookbook club: The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes”
Cookbook club: Classic Indian Cuisine by Julie Sahni
I’d say the spring cookbook club is off to a great start! In our second meeting, we talked French comfort food and life in France with award-winning author Susan Herrmann Loomis as we cooked to her latest book, Plat Du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy. Plat du jour means daily special. These are the dishes handwritten on chalkboardsContinue reading “cookbook club: Plat du Jour by Susan Herrmann Loomis”
Puglia rosés have many of the characteristics of the rich reds made from the same grapes. They’re bright and crisp enough to enjoy on their own. Yet, complex and structured enough to take to dinner.
It’s worth a step away from the beaten path to visit Panzano in Chianti. And of course Dario, the Dante-reciting Butcher of Panzano.