Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

50 Great Cookbooks at Thomas Ford – Week 15

We hope you enjoyed Easter. We continue our year-long series of cookbook reviews this week with a look at a book that you might turn to in any season. If you have a kitchen, a dining room table, and hungry people, this is a book for you.

Comfort Food by Rick Rodgers (641.5 ROD)

What kind of cookbook is it?

Comfort Foods by Rick Rodgers is a volume with a variety of recipes reminiscent of classic “comfort foods.” Published in 2009 by Oxmoor House for Williams Sonoma, the cookbook is filled with just the kinds of dishes that you remember your mom making. Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a big color photograph in which the dishes look home-cooked – simple presentations not food art.

What is special about this cookbook?

Great recipes and great pictures make you want to cook (and eat)!

The layout and typeface are clear, making the book easy to use while in the kitchen, and the ingredients are easily found at supermarkets. “Put A Spin on It” notes at the bottom of recipes suggest how you can adapt the recipe to what you have on hand.

What are your favorite recipes from this cookbook?

Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff, page 135
Chicken Pot Pie, page 98
The Cobb, a salad suggested for lunchtime, page 47
Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta, page 92

Review by Sandy

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This entry was posted on April 15, 2012 by in 50 Great Cookbooks, Book Review, Cooking, Non-Fiction.
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