I love to cook. I might not be a Teresa Scenna, but I love strapping on an apron and spending an afternoon trying new recipes and making a mess of my kitchen. So, when I had the chance to review two new cookbooks I immediately got out the pots and pans.
"James Beard was the "dean of American cookery" (New York Times), and he put practically everything he learned about cooking into this single magnificent--now classic--cookbook. James Beard's American Cookery includes more than fifteen hundred of his favorite and most successful recipes, as well as advice on dozens of cooking questions, from choosing meats and vegetables to preserving fruit and making real cheeseburgers. A celebration of the roots of cooking in the American style, this repackaged edition features the original text and color illustrations, and a new foreword by Tom Colicchio. Like Mastering the Art of French Cooking and The Joy of Cooking, it is a standard reference no kitchen is complete without."
The second cookbook I reviewed was 5 Ingredient Fix by Food Network Chef, Claire Robinson. I was immediately captivated by the gorgeous images and the elegant simplicity of her recipes -- 5 ingredients, that's it! Recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Tart, Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, and Fig and Rosemary Flatbread are all on my menu this fall. More about the book:
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