In her latest cookbook, Rose’s Baking Basics, Rose Levy Beranbaum has done something rare in a cookbook: she’s found a way to present her recipes for both novice bakers and experienced home bakers, plus people like me—terrified bakers.
After reading Leah Koenig’s Little Book of Jewish Feasts, I learned that the Jewish people, depending on where they’re from, often feast in the tradition of that region. In her wonderful book you’ll find recipes as Persian Jews make them, what Ashkenazi Jews make; recipes as Greek and Syrian Jews celebrate. And of course, there’s Leah’s recipe for the iconic American Jewish celebratory dish—brisket.
Julia Turshen’s Now & Again includes 125 approachable recipes to make now, and countless ways to turn them into completely different meals later.
This is a bit of a cheat because Mary-Lou Weisman‘s Playing House in Provence is not a food book, essentially; it’s a travel memoirish meditation on what it’s like when you decide as Americans to become a little bit French. You know, the Provence dream. Mary-Lou, who lives in Westport, Ct. is one of my […]