Tuesday Links
Favorite Things / June 19, 2018

I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure.    —Anthony Bourdain It’s Tuesday, and you are already procrastinating! That’s OK, here is some stuff to read while you procrastinate: Failproof crepes + a crepe party: My boys and I had a crepe party for my husband for Father’s Day. It was a big hit! Eight non-cookbook food books to read this summer: Oh no, I have read none of these! More books for my Goodreads list, which is already out of control. Thirty-four Trader Joe’s snacks we could polish off in one sitting: I really should not read this. I need no more suggestions, but I will read it! Recipe: Portillo’s chopped salad: We missed this salad so much when we moved away from Chicago. Now we just make it at home. So good! Book review: “‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the truth about the American West”: Just finished Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I found this book fascinating. Author Caroline Fraser does a great job of describing how…

Let’s Do This!: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Cookbook Overviews / April 16, 2018

Hi everyone! This is my first post on The Cookbook Section, and I’m very excited to get started. This is a blog for talking about cookbooks (and maybe some other books thrown in now and then). I love to read and to cook, and I love to combine the two. Unlike some people, I think that cookbooks should be read. A great cookbook should have great recipes and look beautiful, but it should also be fun to read. On this site, I will review cookbooks of all kinds, from serious to celebrity, from paleo to country cooking. I will test out a recipe or two to share. But most of all, I will let you know if the cookbook is worth being read. Also, I want to hear from you. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my reviews. And let me know about your favorite cookbooks. Okay, enough chatter. Let’s do this! The cookbook I want to start with is Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat, who is a writer and a chef and was called “the next Julia Child.” This is an excellent cookbook for reading. In fact, it…

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