Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cool Cooking Stuff Wish List

Cool cooking stuff someone can get me for Christmas:

Pasta pot with insert

Large heavy griddle

Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking

I originally had Alice Water’s The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution on my list, but my sister dissed Alice, quote: I have her Vegetable Cookbook and
it's essentially useless. A good Italian book will tell you more. I
know she's very well thought of and a pioneer in local foods, etc.,
but I have to agree in some part with some French chef who looked at
one of her recipes and said, "This is not a recipe --- this is a
shopping list!"

So I guess I'll skip that.


JGH said...

I hold Alice Waters in high regard because of the Edible Schoolyard, but I can't say I've tried any of her cookbooks. Thanks for the warning!

the mommy porch said...

My sister is really quite the cooking snob!