More and more people everyday are being diagnosed with severe food allergies. Watching what you eat can be hard without guidelines, and even then, the rules have changed a lot over the last 10 years. Thankfully, there is a plethora of cookbooks to choose from. One such book is the Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybelle Pascal – if you are looking for a way to bake without gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and sesame, this is the book for you. [click to continue…]
The other day I opened up a small package on my doorstep to find a copy of 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School by Louis Eguaras. This small volume contains no recipes, only snippets of wisdom and random information. A little research told me that it was part of the 101 Things I Learned series, a collection of gift-type books that share tidbits of information based on a single person’s experience as they go through one of a handful of academic programs, such as architecture school, film school, or fashion school. Curious, I dug into the book to find out exactly what I was missing by not attending culinary school (which is, by the way, a long-term dream of mine).
101 Things I Learned in Culinary School
As I mention above, 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School is small. Measuring in at about 7″ x 5″ and 200 pages, you could easily get through this book in an hour – if I’d timed myself, I’d say that I got through it in an afternoon between doing laundry and cooking dinner. Each page contains only a few [click to continue…]
I’m one of those weirdos who reads cookbooks like they were Patricia Cornwall paperbacks, who takes to the couch with a blanket, a cup of jasmine tea, and the latest from The Lee Bros. or Barbara Lynch. Tomes of recipes that provoke the Pavlovian drool response, woven together by tall tales and life-experience lessons—man, that’s my kind of page-turner. Why do you think I named my site Good. Food. Stories.? By these reading standards, Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter was a hoot.
Even if you’re leery of taking on a whole hindquarter yourself, authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough pull you in with their instant-BFFs tone. These guys tell capital-S Stories, and are eerily close in temperament to my internal monologue. Is there a Southern gay man inside my head? And the hardcover book design is gloriously Read more about Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter