Books for Cooks

Not everyone, I discovered recently, reads cookbooks from cover to cover. To that end, I describe here how best to read a cookbook, as well as some of America’s earliest cookbooks and some of my favorites — one funny, the other heartbreaking.

How do you read a cookbook?

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Davis Enterprise – 2nd Generation Thrives at Davis Farmers Market

Here’s my column on the next generation at the market.
7/6/16 Davis Enterprise
“We are thrilled that our second-generation farmers are ‘growing’ at the market. That is the best we can hope for to continue our legacy,” said Randii MacNear, the longtime manager of the Davis Farmers Market.

Meet a few of them: read more …

Also check out my recipe for port cutlets from Mr. Bledsoe.

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A Review: My Mother’s Kitchen, by Meera Klein – a tale of Indian life and cooking

MeeraKlein.2IMG_8565A few weeks ago, Meera Klein, pictured left, came to visit me and cook with me in my kitchen. She is an amazing cook with a more amazing story, and an even greater talent for writing that story of life in India with recipes learned in her mother’s kitchen there. I hope you will take a moment to read my few words on her book in this Review: My Mother’s Kitchen. You’ll also find a recipe or two in that column that Meera graciously provided me with.

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