- Pianogirl added a new cookbookSat 29 May 2010 12:29:03 GMT
Based on the reviews from others, I borrowed this from the library and am impressed. Can't wait to try a few recipes. What I like is the use of whole grains like bulgur, barley, quinoa and kasha and the use of whole wheat flours. Nice book with great photos and easy recipes.
- Pianogirl voted for the following inTue 06 Apr 2010 10:27:37 GMT
This book gives you great ideas for salads that you never thought of. Now with spring and summer coming around, this will surely be brought off the shelf a lot.
- Pianogirl voted for the following inSun 21 Mar 2010 12:37:00 GMT
- Pianogirl added and reviewedSun 28 Feb 2010 13:47:52 GMT
I know this may seem like a very specific recipe book focused on one ingredient but eggs are so versatile and important to cooking, especially baking that they deserve their own book.
Michel Roux is an accomplished chef around the world and shares his skills through very complete instructions and step by step photos. The choux pastry shows exactly what the dough should look like when it pulls from the side of the pan and then on to piping it on the sheet pan following each step with photos.
I have made the lemon curd (yummy) and gougères but there are so...
- Pianogirl added and reviewedSat 27 Feb 2010 14:22:16 GMT
This is a lovely little 160 page book with simple recipes using fresh herbs! I have made the "herb-marinated chevre log" a zillion times and every time, I am asked for the recipe. It's the kind of recipe you can pull any combination of herbs from your garden in the summer and make a quick appetizer. Just looking through it again to write this review makes me long for summer and my herb garden!
- Pianogirl voted for the following inFri 26 Feb 2010 00:08:19 GMT
Along with the "Herbfarm Cookbook" by the same author, these are my go to books when herbs are plentiful but also when I want to cook something hearty. The pictures in this book are lovely and the reference pages at the beginning of each section that describe individual herbs as well as how to grow them is invaluable. This book even feels wonderful as you're reading it ... high quality publishing.
- Pianogirl added and reviewedThu 25 Feb 2010 13:03:30 GMT
This is truly my go to book for anything veggie related! If I see a vegetable at the market and don't know what to do with it, I pull this book out and can quickly find out many ways to prepare it. I had been steaming brussell sprouts until I found a basic recipe for roasting. Who knew it could be so simple yet flavorful and healthy! This book is 700 pages of vegetable heaven!