What’s on my (cook)bookshelf

Cooked up on August 9, 2011

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I’ll be honest — we’ve been back from vacation for less than 48 hours (most of them being work, sleep and softball) so there hasn’t been a whole lot of cooking going on chez Hubbard yet this week.

Last night we made a really delicious, spur of the moment burrito for dinner, with fresh lime juice, well-seasoned beef and homegrown tomatoes, among other things. Sometimes it just feels great to eat something you love, with someone you love, and to not do anything crazy.

In the meantime, I am reading some great books I thought I might share:

About Professional Baking

About Professional Baking by Gail Sokol is a legitimate baking textbook used by culinary schools. It does have recipes, but it also has drawings of denatured proteins and the “why” of just about everything you might do in baking. I *love* this book. But since it is a textbook, it is really expensive ($125.95 sticker, less on Amazon). Which is why for now, it is on my bookshelf courtesy of the Multnomah County Library.

I have made my first two recipes from this book, though – Danish dough (turns out it is quite similar to puff pastry but, you know, different) – and with that dough, an Almond Danish Braid (yes, posts to come).

Power Foods from the folks at Whole Living Magazine is another I’ve picked up from the library this week. It reminds me of my Fresh Food Fast cookbook – one I go to for easy dinners all the time. Power foods has some new ideas and they aren’t necessarily quick fixes, but every single recipe in this book looks totally delicious.

What are your go-to cookbooks?

2 Comments »

  1. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    Comment by birthday wishes — August 11, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

  2. I’m on twitter at @rebekahahubbard. Thanks for reading! 🙂

    Comment by rbkhubbard — August 13, 2011 @ 6:35 am

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