FIVE COOKBOOKS TO SURPRISE YOU: TAKE THIS LIST TO YOUR NEAREST LIBRARY OR BOOKSTORE AND FEAST ON BEAUTY AND DREAMS OF CREATING WONDERFUL FOOD

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Taming the Feast: Ben Ford’s Field Guild to Adventurous Cooking by Ben Ford (2014)
It is an adventure to feed a crowd. He makes it look like the Amazing Race: scrumptious, sumptuous and fun (maybe not always so easy). The pictures are amazing, along with step-by-step directions and illustrations. This one will surprise you, and there is plenty of reading material for a rainy afternoon.

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Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar (2014)
Taking a look at this delightful book, I’m convinced they are having fun and creating wonderful food. I begin to believe I could do it to. I love their passion.

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My Drunk Kitchen A Guide to Eating, Drinking And Going With Your Gut by Hannah Hart (2014)
I understand the book is smart and funny with plenty of variety. And, the food is good. Reviewers love it, the book I mean. Does it surprise you that drinking and cooking might go together?

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Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten (Oct. 2014)
It’s not a surprise. We trust Ina Garten. If she says you can make a dish ahead and have it be very good, I believe her; and I think you will too. I love to make it ahead so I can’t wait for a look at this new cookbook of hers. We have to wait a bit to see just what recipes she has for us.

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Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with 12 Families From the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes by Deborah Madison. (2013)
OK. For this book, not so new as the others, it is not a surprise to see it listed. I’ve written about it before. I’m still lusting after it though I have been eyeing it in bookstores for a year. Saw it again this past week at the bookstore. I want to read this book as much as to cook from it. I want to believe the recipes really would be delicious, and that would be a surprise. My luck with vegetarian cookbooks is very limited.

Check these out at the book store or the library. Maybe, read some reviews. See which one surprises you most, or which one makes you want to get in the kitchen cooking. And a surprise about this post is the length of the title. Breaking the rules. These cookbooks do that, too. Let us know if you buy one. I love your comments and readers do too.

4 thoughts on “FIVE COOKBOOKS TO SURPRISE YOU: TAKE THIS LIST TO YOUR NEAREST LIBRARY OR BOOKSTORE AND FEAST ON BEAUTY AND DREAMS OF CREATING WONDERFUL FOOD

  1. Susan

    Extra Virgin & My Drunk Kitchen both look like cookbooks I would have fun with & enjoy the recipes. I have to recommend My Paris Kitchen by David Lebowitz. It’s a large, beautiful cookbook with easy to follow recipes and fascinating reading. The book is full of stories and the recipes relating to them and, as David is a great storyteller, it’s a delightful read.

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  2. Marilee Massari

    Paulette, this is your cousin, Marilee. How are you? I wonder if you can email me your recipe for the almost like pie fruit and pecan dessert. I don’t want to have to print the entire blog just to get that one recipe and it’s too big to copy. I sound lazy, but I’m just busy and my hand hurts. If you on’t have it available in an easily emailable form don’t worry about it. I am really interested in seeing the table of Meta’s things that Reta said was on your blog last time. If you can tell me how to find it I’d appreciate it. Or you can just text it to me. 661-992-0442. Thanks so much and I hope you are well.. Marilee

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    1. PauletteMitchellLein@comcast.net Post author

      Hi. So good to hear from you. Jerry and I are on the road. Will send recipe via email on Wed. The blog about grandmothers table is in the July archives. Listed on right scroll down a bit. Or type the title in the search box op right of home page . Title is Remembering Grandmothers Table.Let me know if you don’t find it. I’m here to help.

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