I’ve already waxed poetic over Joe Beef, that phenomenal Montreal restaurant where we craved everything we ate. Almost everything we tried was truly over the top. And Andrew and I were not the least bit surprised to see that “The World According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of sorts” tops most Top Ten Cookbooks of 2011 lists. The book is just a delight and just as delightful as Frederic Morin whom we were so pleased to meet when we ate there. I literally bought the book the first day it came out in the US. And of course, I couldn’t wait to try the recipes that he and his partner, David McMillan have put together for their readers. But it may come as a surprise that the first recipe I tried was one for simple large white mushrooms. And I thought, “if we’re doing 12 days of Christmas recipes, why not include this one?” It’s a perfect accompaniment to any holiday roast—beef, chicken, pork or lamb.