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”
(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￼”
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.