Monday, October 26, 2009

Momma Like: October 2009, Cookbook

There are some books that you buy for the recipes and some that you buy for the pictures. This cookbook teaches you how to cook. For each of the recipes, a team of chefs has cooked and cooked and cooked and ... you get the picture, until it reaches perfection. It is not the results that bring you back for more, although each of the recipes is a classic. What hooks you into this book is the introduction to each recipe where they share their experiences with you and explain how changing the ingredients changed the recipe. It provides a knowledge of the actual chemistry of food in a palettable way. This book is always where I start, even if its not where I end up. Check it out The New Best Recipe by the editors of Cooks Illustrated.

1 comment:

  1. this is the book I use most, next to my Bible, really. This cookbook is amazing, I have had it for years and refer to it almost daily.