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of a Few of our Favorite Cookbooks
I am addicted to cookbooks. I keep them under
my pillow so I can dream about future meals. I load my shelves
with them, until the shelves literally fall off the wall (though
that may say more about my dad's construction abilities...).
These are a few of my favorites, the books I cook from and drool on the most.
The Perfect Scoop
By David Lebovitz
I don't believe a day is complete without a scoop of ice cream for
dessert. In this book David Lebovitz, formerly of Chez
Panisse, explores ice cream flavors from Vanilla to Sweet Potato.
There is also a great section on the basic ingredients so you can
understand how ice creams work and what each component brings to the
Chez Panisse Fruit
By Alice Waters
This book is a great resource on seasonality. There are
recipes for fruits ranging from the familiar apple, to the more
unexpected loquat. There is also a description of seasonality
and how to tell if each fruit is ripe.
By Alice Medrich
You may think I'm crazy to review this cookbook on a gardening
website since it is all about chocolate. For one thing, I am
crazy about chocolate. This book lived under my pillow for
several months as I dreamed about eating each recipe. But it
is the section on "Chocolate for Dinner" that led me to review it
here. Recipes such as
Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cocoa Nibs and
Roasted Squash Soup with Cocoa Bean Cream dare the home cook to use
chocolate outside of dessert.
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