One of my favorite places in the library is the 641’s – who doesn’t love a good cookbook? I am especially partial to books with full-color pictures and have a great narrative to tell the stories behind the receipes. When I was a kid, I loved to read the cookbooks by Jeff Smith – The Frugal Gourmet. I never had any intention of making anything, but I loved taking the journey.
“Old School Comfort Food: How I Learned to Cook” – Alex Guarnaschelli
Alex can often be found as a judge on shows like “Chopped” and frankly, her icy stare scares me a little bit, but her idea of comfort food is right on the mark!
As an Anglophile who watches Downton Abbey on Sunday nights, I’ve gotten into the show right before it – The Great British Bake Off. One of the two judges, Paul Hollywood, has a new cookbook “Paul Hollywood’s British Baking.” Learn how to make an Eton Mess or a Cornish Pastie.
I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to wander through the 641’s and see what amazing adventures you can take by reading about food.
What’s your favorite cookbook?
— Kerry Montz, North Branch
(Is it dinner time yet?)