Cooking the Books: Weber’s Big Book of Grilling

I’ve been meaning for some time to tell y’all about my personal 2012 cooking challenge. I have quite a few cookbooks and yet I cook from them so rarely. Many of them I have read numerous times but still have never been impelled to do more than cook the same two or three recipes that [Read More...]

Quick Look: “My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking” by John Besh

My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking by John Besh My rating: 3 of 5 stars I requested this from the library after hearing The Catholic Foodie talk about it with great enthusiasm. To be sure, Jeff Young is generally enthusiastic, but I’m always up for a book that encourages people to cook [Read More...]

Old Versus New: Middle Eastern Food

I have been reading Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden. It is fine as it goes with introductory pages for each country, sumptuous photography and exotic recipes. However, I was left cold as somehow I didn’t feel Ms. Roden’s personality shining through. If one wants a cookery manual, this is [Read More...]


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