Hi All, We’ve had some issues with WordPress lately – disabling this site, among other things. I set us up on the web at http://www.wearecookingthebooks.com, and will be blogging from there for the duration. Please come join us there! I’ve even set up a very fancy e-mail subscription to the blog should you continue to… Continue reading We’re Changing Our Web Address!
Week 13 Bonus: See You on Sunday
So, after my last post about this book, and remembering all the chicken recipes I’d tagged in this book, I ended up making the Chicken Provencal, which was ridiculously easy, and, bonus, the kids all loved it. To the point where Francis and Lucinda ate the leftovers for lunch the next day! The recipe involves… Continue reading Week 13 Bonus: See You on Sunday
Week 13: From Curries to Kebabs
As I’ve mentioned before, Chris came to our marriage with a respectable cookbook collection of his own. Probably more respectable than mine, as all of his cookbooks were quite well used, where as mine… well… I don’t think we’ve hit 10% of my collection yet. This week, Chris decided to make a spicy peanut sauce… Continue reading Week 13: From Curries to Kebabs
Week 12 Bonus: Brave Tart
I’m a sucker for a good book title. Brave Tart, by Stella Parks got me, and it made me laugh, so I picked it up in the bookstore and started flipping through it. And immediately recognized the genius. Her baking instructions are so profoundly precise and sharp that it seemed feasible for me to try… Continue reading Week 12 Bonus: Brave Tart
Week 12: See You on Sunday
Recently, Sam Sifton, editor of the New York Times food section released a cookbook, See You on Sunday which made me quite excited, as his recipes are generally really solid, and I’ve cooked approximately a billion of them. (note: I just checked, it’s 27) Apparently he’s been promoted to another job, so good for him.… Continue reading Week 12: See You on Sunday
Week 11: Food of the Italian South
I have been completely unmotivated to cook lately. I think partially its because going to the grocery store, which is usually a happy place for me, is presently quite emotionally draining. After dealing with the extreme crappiness of our local grocery store, which I am not really a fan of anyway (the people are nice,… Continue reading Week 11: Food of the Italian South
Week 10: Cooking for Jeffrey
in my last post, I mentioned that because my senses of smell and taste weren’t quite back to 100% I have reverted to cooking Ina Garten recipes, because I can completely trust her seasoning. Also, she writes a heck of a comfort food recipe, thus meeting all of my current requirements. So, I pulled out… Continue reading Week 10: Cooking for Jeffrey
Cooking Without A Sense of Smell (or Taste)
…Although arguably, I have bad taste anyway. As you probably know by know, losing your sense of smell and taste is one of the symptoms of Covid-19. Some people regain it after a few days, and for some people, it may take weeks. There are theories right now that in some cases the nerve damage… Continue reading Cooking Without A Sense of Smell (or Taste)
Week ? – Do we even have weeks any more?
As I was getting increasingly sick, my body decided that what it wanted most in the world was chocolate bread. So, last week, on a day where I had debilitating headaches, but not “OMG, I want to die from Covid if it means relief from this” headaches, I started the dough for chocolate bread from… Continue reading Week ? – Do we even have weeks any more?
Week 9: Plenty by Diana Henry
*Note: I wrote this before I got really sick. I’m ok, have had a fever for a few days, am hoping to get out of isolation tomorrow. We’ll see. I am also exhausted. I’ve been experiencing a plethora of emotions since the pandemic quarantine in New York City began. Probably the most common one is… Continue reading Week 9: Plenty by Diana Henry