Showing posts with label Cookbooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cookbooks. Show all posts

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year’s Day Black Eyed Peas, a delicious way to bring good luck and prosperity for 2012

When I was first learning my way around the kitchen, The New York Times Cookbook (Harper and Row, 1st published 1961) was my constant companion. Its editor was an immensely talented writer and cook named Craig Claiborne. So you can imagine my excitement when, quite a few years and many successful New York Times recipes later, I spied an open seat next to Mr. Claiborne on a Manhattan-bound Hampton Jitney, then my preferred way to get back and forth to the city. I took my seat and introduced myself.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pork and Poblano Tamale Pie

        "The Joy of Cooking" was one of the first cookbooks I was ever aware of.  

It, along with Boston Cooking School Cookbook (aka Fanny

Farmer), the enormous Gourmet Cookbooks Volumes 1 and 2, and something called “The 

Encyclopedia of Canadian Cooking” (yes, Encyclopedia) formed

the backbone of my family’s cookbook library.  Aside from

those Junior League recipe collections, which inevitably

involved cans of Campbell’s Cream of Something 

soups,  that was about it.  But one recipe from "Joy" remained

in my mind.  It was the notorious recipe for Tamale Pie.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 10 Best Cookbooks of 2009 and the Top 20 Worst Restaurant Foods in America

It’s that time of year when everyone comes out with their end-of-year lists.
I haven’t been at this long enough to choose last year’s 10 Best Cookbooks.
But I’d have a lot of competition out there if I did. Everyone you’ve ever heard of and never heard of has a list. Since there are still 15 shopping days til Christmas, here are some of my ‘best of the best’ lists. And an intriguing Worst list that got my attention.