Book Club: February 2014

Book Club – February 2014

COOKBOOKS:

Barefoot in Paris and How Easy is That? by Ina Garten                                            www.barefootcontessa.com

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You can’t go wrong with anything in the Barefoot Contessa collection; delicious recipes, beautiful photos, and informative chapter introductions, Ina Garten has nailed the formula for an exceptional, easy to use cookbook. I have everything she’s written, but these two are my favorites.

Recipes to try:
Gougères (Cheese Puffs) – Barefoot in Paris
Herbed-Baked Eggs – Barefoot in Paris
Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic – Barefoot in Paris
Vegetable Tian – Barefoot in Paris
Foie Gras with Roasted Apples – How Easy is That?
Baked Fontina – Barefoot in Paris

FOODIE BOOKS:

Not cookbooks, per say, but other books (memoirs, novels, short essays) centered around the joys of cooking and eating.

School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

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This lighthearted piece of non-fiction is a fun vacation read that allows you to turn off your brain for a few hours and disappear into a world of food and romance. Although not a literary masterpiece, it has moments of humor and heart-break, and a chapter that gave me the courage to finally kill my first crustacean! (See my Lobster Bisque post.) 

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