My well used copy of Salt Fat Acid Heat. This might be a mistake, starting with a review of my absolute favorite cookbook. But I just can't help myself, it's that good. I was first introduced to Samin Nosrat by way of Tim Ferriss's Podcast, of all places. The interview is … [Read more...] about Salt Fat Acid Heat
This is a new series I'm excited to get started with. While I do cook from books a great deal, I also save a lot of recipes that I find online. Each month, I'll be sharing what I've cooked from around the internet - successes, failures and everything in between. Here's what … [Read more...] about Recipes I Cooked: June Edition
Homemade cavatelli! I still think they look like mealworms (in the most delicious way, of course). My mom and I both have birthdays in February. In lieu of presents and separate celebrations, we've taken to doing something extra special together. One year, we booked a room at … [Read more...] about Pasta Making Extravaganza
If you're curious about how I assess the cookbooks I review, here are the four criteria by which I evaluate each one: Visuals From the cover design, to the photography and page layouts, strong visuals always draw me in. They need to be both emotional and strategic, pleasing … [Read more...] about Cookbook Rubric
A good friend of mine, and baking enthusiast, once told me that she no longer saw the point in buying cookbooks, given that everything was available online. "What was the point," she asked, "in spending money needlessly, especially when that shelf space could be put to better … [Read more...] about Do You Still Buy Cookbooks?