Posts Tagged ‘cookbook’

Not Your Mother’s Casseroles – Giveaway

January 29th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   16 Comments »

Faith Durand, Columbus based managing editor of the popular website The Kitchn has written a great new cookbook. Not Your Mother’s Casseroles is a new look at the one-dish baked meal and as well as easy dinners it also contains a lot of tempting breakfast casseroles. There are lots of new takes on traditional casseroles, including a reinvention of green bean casserole but also plenty of fresh ideas. I wanted to try one of the recipes before I posted about the book and this week I made the baked risotto with pancetta and caramelized onions, substituting Thurn’s double smoked bacon […]

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Earth to Table

January 15th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Yesterday I wrote about returning to an old favorite cookbook. Today I want to write about a new one. I was given ‘Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes From An Organic Farm‘ for Christmas and it has become an instant favorite. It is a cookbook with beautiful photographs and enticing recipes but it is also a resource for seasonal ‘good, clean and fair’ eating. The authors Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann are avid proponents of Slow Food. Their recipes are focused on local seasonal ingredients but with the acknowledgement that there are some things that are worth the food miles. The […]

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Library Love

November 9th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   7 Comments »

One of the great things about living in Columbus is the public library system. I filled in a library feedback survey today and was reminded of how many services the library offers to the community: literacy, meeting spaces, computer access, job workshops and community events. I mostly use the library for borrowing books and DVDs and value it as a free and convenient resource. The Columbus Public Library system has a searchable website where you can reserve books online and add yourself to a waitlist for popular books. It doesn’t matter which branch the book is at – it will […]

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A Platter of Figs

July 18th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

I used to buy cookbooks on impulse. Now I  like to borrow them from the library. This allows me to try out some recipes and decide whether it was just fun to leaf through, or something that I would refer to again and again. Was it just the beautiful photography that drew me in or do the recipes stand up to scrutiny? Borrowing a book from the library also gives some sense of deadline. When you buy a new cookbook it is easy to add it to the shelf and then realize 6 months later that you haven’t even opened […]

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