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Posts from ‘November, 2009’

Recipes for a New Majority: Pies, Potluck and Politics

Kentucky pie
It’s been 14 years since Recipes for a New Majority: Cooking From All Your Favorite Democrats was published, so I can’t remember for certain, but I think I helped proofread it. Recipes for a New Majority is a compilation assembled by the Democratic Party of Oregon, and Scott and I were friends with one [...]

I’m Just Here for the Food: Meatloaf, Again?

I’m Just Here for the Food Version 2.0 is Alton Brown’s compendium of cooking techniques with recipes included as illustration and demonstration. The recipe for meatloaf is in a chapter on roasting, not a collection of main dishes or meat dishes or dinners; other chapters treat grilling, frying, braising, sauces, and microwaving, among others. His [...]

Martha Stewart Favorite Comfort Food: Loafing Around

All-American meat loaf
Favorite Comfort Food promises a broad range of comfort food, and it delivers. Macaroni and cheese, apple pie, French toast, corn chowder, matzo ball soup, tuna melt, pierogies, chocolate chip cookies… The list goes on. All recipes are laid out with classic Martha Stewart detail and perfection.
I was not a big fan of [...]

Everyday Cooking With Dr. Dean Ornish

penne pasta with white bean and sun-dried tomato sauce; wilted spinach with garlic and lemon; pears poached in red wine
Everyday Cooking With Dr. Dean Ornish is not just a cookbook but a diet and lifestyle plan. The follow-up to his previous offering, Eat More, Weigh Less, this volume presents recipes that are intended to help [...]

Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons

Moroccan-style vegetable stew
Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons is another in my cache of vegetarian cookbooks, and it’s got some wonderful recipes in it. Delicious, healthy options, representing a range of cuisines. As you might guess from the title, the book organizes soups by season, so it made sense to work from the fall chapter.
Moroccan-style vegetable [...]

Vegetarian Express

curried chickpea stew, green rice, tossed salad
We’re back, babies! I’m still catching up with the rest of my life, but it’s time for another 107 Cookbooks post, with dinner cooked using the new stove. You can see it in the second photo at right. Isn’t that nice? A smooth ceramic top, and it heats quickly [...]