The third book of our winter 2022 season of cookbook club is one that’s been around for several years and is a personal favorite of mine. This time our “Cooking Off The Beaten Path” journey takes us to five places that were once part of the first global empire, dating back to the seventh century BC.
As we continue “Cooking Off The Beaten Path” with our Winter 2022 season of cookbook club, our culinary journey is now taking us from Portugal to the Baltic through the cuisines of three distinct cultures. Visit Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania with author Zuza Zak as she takes us on a personal exploration of the markets, pantries, and kitchens of three countries through stories and recipes.
Our first cookbook of this season is Portuguese Home Cooking by Ana Patuleia Ortins – a book rich with recipes for comfort foods and hearty soups – the perfect kickoff to our winter season!
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.
Have you ever been to Venice? Before February 2020, I had not. If you’ve been there, you know the magic spell she casts over you. I was not prepared for the enchantment. Even now, over eight months later, I am still enraptured. So much so that the “quick” blog post I intended to write aboutContinue reading “enchanted by Venice, pt 1 of many”
Vicenza, Italy. The city of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and so much more
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.