April 16th, 2013
Food

Food for thought

How to Boil an Egg Rose Carrarini

Cooking is not my forte, yet I am becoming more and more interested in food. We grow a lot in our garden and I gave my husband a share in a local farm as a Christmas present. We will get a box of organic vegetables each week June-October.

But I think I need to go back to the basics and “How to Boil an Egg” seems like a good place to start.

Harvest to Heat: Cooking with America's Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans

I picked up “Harvest to Heat” last spring and it was my husband’s go-to cookbook last summer. Great recipes and stunning photographs.

Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favourite Restaurants

And for my foodie friends who travel, “Where Chefs Eat” will make the perfect hostess gift.

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  • Cooking is one of my passions. Take a look at “The art of simple food” by Alice Waters. Fabulous for a beginner or an experienced cook. You also can’g go wrong with Barefoot Contessa Books.

    JulieApril 16th, 2013  12:50 PM

     
  • I love the Barefoot Contessa books. My daughter and I saw her in East Hampton and were starstruck!

    PrestonApril 16th, 2013  12:55 PM

     
  • I just heard Ina speak in Hartford. I like her too, and I have heard many accomplished cooks say her recipes are extremely reliable. From experience I know everyone cannot claim that. I’m looking for good, creative sources for vegetarian foods. I have some, but always open for more.

    AprilApril 16th, 2013  1:08 PM

     
  • Every year my mother in law has a new recipe party. She invites the usual suspects in our family and friend circle and we all choose a course and prepare and share our new dish. She always chooses a Barefoot recipe. I am thinking about starting this tradition with a small group of our hockey friends once our season comes to an end…5 weeks and counting!!
    Also, years ago I started collecting Jr. League cookbooks when we travelled during the summer…the Southern ones are the best but our local Annapolis one is fantastic…and the follow up isn’t that bad either….if you email me your address I would love to send one to you. It is always the first Christmas present I give a new friend and with the countless hours of enjoyment you have given me here, I would love to return the favor and share it with you!!

    Amy RichardsonApril 16th, 2013  9:45 PM

     
  • I love the Rose Bakery & was thinking of getting Mr TNMA the How to Boil an Egg book (though he’s a better cook than I am)

    That's Not My AgeApril 17th, 2013  5:33 PM

     

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