- garlicpig voted for the following inSun 31 Jul 2011 14:01:30 GMT
I love this book. Every time I read through it, I feel like I am being pulled between between memories of my grandmother's farm kitchen in rural Minnesota and my favorite ultra-hip restaurant in the Minneapolis - Lucia's. And every time I cook from it, I land happily in some magical place in between the two.
I once remember thinking that if the house were on fire and I had to grab only one cookbook, this would be the one. That said, it's important to note that I live in the upper midwest, so just about every ingredient called for...
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Just ordered this based on other reviews and I have to concur with the overall sentiment. It's a gorgeous book – so much so that I am a little worried about brining it into the kitchen. I tend to be a little hard on cookbooks (I blame this on my teeny-tiny kitchen and lack of running water – things get out of control fast!)
The fun, cushy cover and the large matte photography make it a very tactile book. I love the quirky arrangement of the chapters and the classic line drawing sketches (similar to the cover art) that proceeds each...
Even though I have put myself on cookbook probation (due mainly to space limitations) I went ahead and shamelessly ordered a copy. And I have no regrets. Turns out I might not actually need room for it on my cookbook shelf anyway, because so far it has moved from the coffee table, to my bedside table, to the kitchen table, etc. And I think it is a trend that will continue. Wow. Hesser has created a truly astonishing recap of 150 years of New York Times recipes and food history.
I'm loving the short stories that proceed many of the recipes,...
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