Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I flip through cookbooks, the way that some people flip through travel magazines and dream about future excursions. I dream about being there too. In the market, in the kitchen, experiencing the aroma, the taste.. where I will shop for ingredients, how relaxed and masterful I will be while everything fits into place around me. It will be some work, but it will appear effortless. The results perfectly seasoned, precisely timed and scrumptious.
The cookbooks I'm flipping through now are: 
STIR, the Cookbook by Barbara Lynch. I've tasted at least one thing from this book and it was fantastic. There are many other recipes that look great. And:
The Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers. So far, I've read about the author's career leading up to Zuni. It's interesting to hear someone's story and identify with those thoughts and feelings. Or be surprised how different a perspective someone so successful can have. The upcoming sections are about technique, concepts, and pointers in the kitchen. I haven't even gotten to the recipes yet, but I really like this book.

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