- Marcia voted for the following inFri 26 Feb 2010 18:37:35 GMT
A good friend recently gave me this book, so I haven't cooked a lot with it yet-- so far, I've pretty much just been reading it and thoroughly enjoying it. Judith Jones is probably best known for spearheading the publishing of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. This book could be seen as the opposite of that tome in that it is small and the recipes are simple, straightforward, and (obviously) designed to serve one, that "one" being Judith Jones. This is a selection of recipes she cooks at home for herself.
One of the things I enjoy most...
- Marcia added and reviewedFri 26 Feb 2010 00:32:18 GMT
I started reading Eating Well magazine a couple of years ago and really enjoy it. This book is from their test kitchens and was nominated for a James Beard award, so I knew it would be good.
Now I'm not going to give away my age, but it's gotten to that phase in my life where I really have to watch what I eat-- not only for reasons of weight, but also other health-related issues. So I've been going through my cookbooks and placing stickies on pages with recipes that look healthy as well as delicious. This book is now...
This is an older cookbook, but chock full of wonderful, healthy recipes-- most of which are vegetarian or vegan, but with a few fish/shellfish choices as well.
The Tofu Manicotti is fabulous. The filling is a rich, creamy combination of tofu, spinach, basil, and garlic and is so delicious, no one would ever guess it's a tofu recipe. It's easy too, although it looks and tastes so elegant, your friends will think you spent hours on it.
I found this book by accident and am wondering why I hadn't heard about it before. It's an amazing collection of over 600 recipes-- the kind you really cook at home! It's delightfully written, and the organization is also a real plus. For example, every recipe includes not only a commentary and well-written instructions, but Davis has also included information for advance preparation, leftovers, and/or variations for every recipe.
As I started reading the book, it occurred to me that it was like a Joy of Cooking for the new millenium-- the instructions are clear, the writing engaging, the recipes...
This book is an old one (1987), but can be found used on Amazon, and it's worth the hunt. I've been making the Hazelnut Cheesecake and Fresh Pear Tart (every Christmas dinner for that one) regularly for over 20 years and they always receive rave reviews. The Tart Lemon Tart is particularly tasty in warm months. All are easy and, at least in my experience, foolproof. There are many other wonderful veggie recipes included as well as some fish selections you'll enjoy. A real classic.
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