autumn 2022 cookbook club starts soon!

savoring latin america Autumn is a perfect time to hit the books. Especially if we’re talking about cookbooks! This autumn, we’re celebrating the diversity, history, and deliciousness of the foods of Central and South America and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Our theme is Savoring Latin America. That’s a lot to cover in four books. And I know we’llContinue reading “autumn 2022 cookbook club starts soon!”

cookbook club: mastering the art of French cooking

For the grand finale of our Spring 2022 season, Legendary Women Cookbook Authors, Part 1, we’re talking about the woman who inspired the subject to begin with. Julia Child.  Yes, there were legends before her – I’m talking about you, Fanny Farmer and Irma Rombauer… and so many more. But… Julia. Some thought that, at forty years old,Continue reading “cookbook club: mastering the art of French cooking”

cookbook club: breath of a wok

Did you know that traditional hand-hammered woks have become a rarity, even in China? Have you ever wondered what makes great stir-fried foods so much better than the average stuff we make at home? Have you ever heard of “wok hay”? Want to learn more? Well, I’ve got the perfect book for you!

cookbook club: essentials of classic Italian cooking

Welcome to the second book of the Spring 2022 season!  When I started considering legendary women cookbook authors, Marcella Hazan was on top of the list. Maybe it was the fact that, for me, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking was the equivalent of the previous generation’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking was theContinue reading “cookbook club: essentials of classic Italian cooking”

cookbook club: king Solomon’s table

Welcome to the first cookbook of Spring 2022. This season’s theme is Legendary Women Cookbook Authors. Before we dig into our first book, I think we need to address an important question…  what makes a legend?  I believe it’s something beyond fame. You don’t become legendary just from being famous. One must DO something to deserve that accolade.Continue reading “cookbook club: king Solomon’s table”

spring 2022 cookbook club: legendary women cookbook authors, part 1

It just happened to be International Women’s Day when the request came for the next seasonal theme for our cookbook group. It also happened that I was pondering how to incorporate the most requested cookbook of them all, simply referred to as “Julia“. That’s a big, giant, elephant of a book to bring into aContinue reading “spring 2022 cookbook club: legendary women cookbook authors, part 1”

cookbook club: japanese farm food

(and announcing the next season!) I’m a bit late posting this one – apologies to those who’ve been waiting to find out where our journey Cooking Off the Beaten Path has taken us! For me, part of that journey was a cross-country move that, like this season of cookbook club, has come to a deliciousContinue reading “cookbook club: japanese farm food”

cookbook club: Taste of Persia

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.