New Feature: Smart Cookbook CookingPosted: January 9, 2009
Starting this weekend, I will be taking a recipe out of one of my cookbooks and trying it out with the groceries bought on the $30/week budget. I got a slew of new cookbooks as gifts and really need to push myself to use them. For instance, I got the excellent Michael Roux book, Eggs, and started drooling over the recipes last night while reading in bed. Note: Do not read cookbooks with excellent food photography before going to sleep – you will get hungry. This morning I made a boiled egg using his method and wow. When I removed the shell at work (under a tap of cold-running water, per his recommendation) and opened the egg on top of some oatmeal, I had a perfect yolk that was slightly runny in the middle. I am definitely excited to try more of his recipes and since eggs are a cheap source of protein, we always buy them and they’re in the fridge. This book is highly recommended, but later this weekend I’ll post something up that is more interesting than a boiled egg.
Did you get any good cookbooks over the holidays that you are psyched to try out?