I know that in this day and age it is easy enough to turn to a website to find a recipe for anything. But there is something sweet and nostalgic about having a cookbook on your kitchen shelf. Whether it's to remember the exact measurements of a favorite recipe, or to try your hand at something exciting and new, cookbooks for me, make life better.
When I make a recipe from one of my cookbooks I try to catalog it by putting a note in the margin, with the date I made it, who I made it with, or for, and what I think it could have done with/without or less/more of. With that in mind here are a couple of the best cookbooks coming out this fall, that are making their way to my stomach by way of my kitchen shelf!
First off: Mark Bittman, of How to Cook Everything fame, has a new cookbook based on his non fiction best seller Food Matters. The Food Matters Cookbook, published by Simon and Schuster, 35.00, has 500 recipes all based around Bittman's belief that cooking should be as simple, easy and good for you as it is for the planet. The cookbook comes with a variety of recipes that are not only sure to satisfy your palette but make you appreciate your food source as well. Click on the links below to order your copy from the Odyssey, and get a recipe from the book.
Excerpt From Heart of the Artichoke by David Tanis