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!”
so close I can almost taste it! Are you going to Peru with me in October? It’s coming up soon! I have my plane tickets and the itinerary is confirmed… so close I can almost taste the ceviche, the pisco, and the hundreds of other flavors I’ve never experienced before! If you’re still on theContinue reading “going to Peru, part 3”
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!
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”
Peruvian potatoes and pisco. One is the national spirit, and the other is (are?) the region’s gastronomic gift to the world, and a prime example of Peru’s biodiversity.
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”
First of four in a series about traveling to Peru
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”