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.
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.
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?
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.
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.