Category Archives: cookbook

Exploring some of the beautiful books on the shelf.

a bitty bit of Bittman

If there’s my one go-to cookbook, it’s How to Cook Everything. As you might have concurred by the name, it’s a book filled with solutions for almost, well, everything. The problem with naming a cookbook, or any book for that

a bitty bit of Bittman

If there’s my one go-to cookbook, it’s How to Cook Everything. As you might have concurred by the name, it’s a book filled with solutions for almost, well, everything. The problem with naming a cookbook, or any book for that

the silkiest carrot soup. ever.

There’s a soup swap that we’ve been invited to the last couple of years and while “swap” may sound innocent enough, my husband Devin and I both translate this into “competition”. You can read about how the event works here

the silkiest carrot soup. ever.

There’s a soup swap that we’ve been invited to the last couple of years and while “swap” may sound innocent enough, my husband Devin and I both translate this into “competition”. You can read about how the event works here

spiced pear & goat cheese tarte with mustard cream

Each month I’ve been trying to take one of the cookbooks that I’ve never made anything out of down off the shelf and finally do it some justice, but I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax this summer

spiced pear & goat cheese tarte with mustard cream

Each month I’ve been trying to take one of the cookbooks that I’ve never made anything out of down off the shelf and finally do it some justice, but I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax this summer

back to the betty basics

My husband jokes that he doesn’t think I ever make the same thing twice and while that might be a tad of an exaggeration, it’s probably closer to the truth than not. Sure, there’s favorites that get made time and

back to the betty basics

My husband jokes that he doesn’t think I ever make the same thing twice and while that might be a tad of an exaggeration, it’s probably closer to the truth than not. Sure, there’s favorites that get made time and

avocado? in my cocktail?

It all started when a client showed up at my office a couple weeks ago bearing a signed copy of Maneet Chauhan’s new book Flavors of My World. While I didn’t know anything about this chef (I don’t have cable –

avocado? in my cocktail?

It all started when a client showed up at my office a couple weeks ago bearing a signed copy of Maneet Chauhan’s new book Flavors of My World. While I didn’t know anything about this chef (I don’t have cable –

rice with lobster stock, mushrooms and asparagus

My husband and I are going through Top Chef withdrawals. We finished Season Ten with gusto and no sooner had the credits rolled that it dawned on us that we were out of Sunday night viewing material. See – this

rice with lobster stock, mushrooms and asparagus

My husband and I are going through Top Chef withdrawals. We finished Season Ten with gusto and no sooner had the credits rolled that it dawned on us that we were out of Sunday night viewing material. See – this

who knew that vanilla and potatoes went so well together

A goal for this year was to pull a different cookbook down from the shelf each month and actually cook out of it versus just drooling over all the beautiful photography. So far I have tackled a VERY complicated, but

who knew that vanilla and potatoes went so well together

A goal for this year was to pull a different cookbook down from the shelf each month and actually cook out of it versus just drooling over all the beautiful photography. So far I have tackled a VERY complicated, but