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Review: The Chef’s Garden, by Farmer L

The Chef’s Garden: A Modern Guide to Common and Unusual Vegetables — With Recipes lives up to its subtitle. It is a thorough discussion of “common and unusual vegetables”, ranging from garlic flowers to carrots to ground cherries, “with recipes” that are slated for experienced chefs. With such a sweeping subject matter, it’s a hefty […]

Current Reading and Rosemary-Buttermilk ...

Current Reading and Rosemary-Buttermilk Scones

I make extensive use of my library system. Mostly, this is because if I bought every book I wanted to read, my house would be overflowing with books and I’d be broke!

This week’s library food-related selections are:

* Farm To Fork, Emeril Lagasse
* Why Italians Love to Talk About Food, Elena Kostioukovitch
* The Art of Eating In, Cathy Erway, of Not Eating Out in New York
This wasn’t initially supposed to be a book review post, but what the heck. Quickie reviews.

…. Now, on the subject of those scones. I had buttermilk in the fridge and an intense desire to bake last night, so …

Current Reading

Wendell Berry’s Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food. Only halfway through. Fantastic read so far, especially in how he relates how the industrial concept (bigger, better, faster, mechanized) doesn’t work when applied to human society itself. Recommended. On a related note, given that it got mentioned in Berry’s book, do they really […]