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It's great having recipes which are impressive enough for dinner parties but still accessible for a relatively new cook. I love that it takes advantage of the more interesting foods at my farmer's market, too, but worried some of the ingredients will be harder to find when I move to New York.
@katharinen nice rec. how does this compare with mark bittman's how to cook everything? | @tom cook's illustrated in based in brookline village ftw!
Good book to have when pondering over questions such as what would happen if, or how to best cook something and why. It is a great addition to anyone trying to build a decent food/cooking library. It is more of a reading rather than a "let's just follow a recipe" book and I would recommend it as a complement to other cookbooks. Should be a good match for Alton Brown and Robert Wolke readers.
@hugo: thanks! Both are useful. I'd say this one is good if you want the definitive best way to cook something basic (like a steak or stew) and learn principles you can apply elsewhere (e.g. how to think about searing meat). I certainly trust Bittman's recipes, but usually think of them as guidelines rather than hard-and-fast rules so I sometimes change the ingredients or cut out steps.
@katharinen just ordered it, can't wait to check it out! thanks
I am eating kale chips flavored with nutritional yeast out of my very first foodzie box! There is also a box of sumac-pepper-salt to show off to my dinner guests. This means I can never be out-food-snobbed by any of my friends again. Happy birthday to me =)
this one is pretty cool. my wife and i got a similar one recently, but have yet to use it. will give it a try tomorrow and let you know what we think. thx!
What an awesome recommendation! I'm going to have to look into this...
Yes, I have a subscription to vegetables/ fruits even though I live one block away from Whole Foods. Every week, I get my organic, local (ish) produce delivered to my house, and if I'm feeling extra lazy, I can get milk, coffee, etc as well. This box has also inspired me to learn about 50 different recipes for carrots, kale, and/or potatoes.
Awesome. My aunt and my mom own one of these and all I know is the food that comes out of them is delicious. When I learn how to cook I'll definitely get one. The color choices add a nice flare as well. Saved!
Just got one of their dutch ovens. It's a good mix of heavy enough to cook well but not so heavy that it's painful to move around. Which reminds me I should rec it here I suppose.
i have a round 7.5 quart le creuset. if my house caught fire i would put my photos in the le creuset and run for the exit! <3
Of the 30 or so cookbooks I own, this one probably has the most cooking splatter on it. It's my go-to cookbook for any side dish, salad, or veggie entree because it has pretty much any vegetable no matter how obscure, and dishes which are supposed to be vegetarian rather than dishes where you're substituting tofu for chicken with disappointing results.
that’s what I hear about cooking vegetarian—you need to cook things that are supposed to be vegetarian, instead of substituting things for meats.
my entire family (except for me) is vegetarian and they are coming into town next month. this rec, saved!
I like his non-vegetarian cook book. Will have to get this too. BTW, there's a great ipad app version of his regular cook book too.
I'm going to have to get this book- I'm always looking for new veggie recipes.
i enjoyed his book, Still Life with Woodpecker, but haven't read this one. How would you compare the two?
It's been a while since I've read Still Life with Woodpecker, but I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed with this one. It's one of my favorites.
I might have had the best meal of my life at the Chef's Table here last week. They served no fewer than 16 amuse-bouche, which is always my favorite part of the meal. I'm not sure how they managed to do so many distinctive variations on raw fish. The BYOB policy (no corkage!) kept the price pretty manageable.
It takes forever to get a reservation! My friend apparently called about 3 months ahead, and we still only managed to get in at the 9:45 seating. Worth it, though.
Not only is the restaurant exceptional (though i've yet to try it) their grocery store is a godsend in the neighborhood.