I have my mother's hardcover of this much-revised cookbook. I enjoy it as a cultural artifact (it's not what you'd call vegetarian-friendly, and I doubt I'd ever have the opportunity to cook bear or moose) and as a source for basic information that I missed along the way (how to cook an egg or corn on the cob with comments about freshness and season and how they impact quality and cooking time). There's an emphasis on frugality and making the most of all available foods, plus some snazzy 60s suggestions for entertaining. And I can always find a basic recipe...
- lorelei added a new cookbookTue 20 Apr 2010 15:28:34 GMT
This is a simple, vegetarian cookbook for kids. My 6-year-old loves it. She's not an adventurous eater, but with the help of Pretend Soup, she now loves to make and eat pesto, especially when she's grown her own basil.
The book has an ingredient list, instructions, and tips written out for parents, and then has a pared down version of the instructions with an illustration for each step aimed at kids. It's a big hit in my house.
- lorelei voted for the following inThu 15 Apr 2010 01:47:53 GMT
This cookbook is a lot of fun and is a great place to turn when I'm trying to get out of a menu rut. The world cuisines approach (all with a personal connection to a Moosewood person, explained in a brief essay at the beginning of each cuisine section) is useful if you want to explore something new or try out a modified version of a foodway that you're curious about. I'm a non-southerner living in Atlanta, so it's nice to have healthier vegetarian recipes for southern dishes. My husband's a Brit, so I enjoy toying around with the British...
This was my first veggie cookbook, and it's a well-loved hand-me-down. For me, many of the recipes are too time consuming for everyday cooking (baking yeast breads, etc.), but I've always found great ideas for ingredients and starting points for recipes in this classic.