AN EVERLASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE
December 15, 2011
More a memoir cookbook, An Everlasting Meal draws readers into stories about how
to use the most of what you have bought. It also spotlights neglected
ingredients known not only for their flavorful properties, but for their
medicinal associations. She embeds commentary about general
recipies within the text, not necessarily pulling recipes out into
a column. For instance, little twists on soup make what was a simple
potato soup become luxurious if you puree potatoes before adding
Simple tips about handling meat include, letting it come to room temperature
and resting after its cooked.
The recipes that do appear, are all quite
simple with nods to ways to make a dish more exotic.
Grilled Chees sandwiches to oddities like Chickpea pasta (makes
the carbs worth eating) and even A Salad for a Natural Disaster
which uses canned salad items like bamboo shoots, artichoke
hearts and a vinagrette.
All in all, a very pleasant way to consider food for yourself or the family.
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