Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

50 Great Cookbooks at Thomas Ford – Week 45

Our cooking magazines may be more popular than our cookbooks.

Everyday Food: from the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living (magazine)

What kind of cookbook is it?
This monthly magazine specializes in simple, seasonal recipes that use minimal ingredients and are easy to prepare, some of which are duplicated on its website and shown on PBS. It’s great for cooks seeking little twists on seasonal favorites or perking up regular menus. The current issue highlights recipes for Thanksgiving. Ask for it at the checkout desk.

As you can see, apps are available to see Everyday Food on your tablet computers, too.

Is this cookbook easy to use?

Yes. Lots of full color photos accompany the recipes, and photo spreads will illustrate concepts or multiple step processes.

Can you easily buy the ingredients for the recipes?

Yes. Occasionally a recipe will call for an ingredient I don’t usually purchase, but I haven’t come across anything so exotic that it required an additional stop while grocery shopping.

What is special about this cookbook?

I like that it will take traditional recipes and revise them to be lighter or just a little different. I also enjoy the “In Season” feature, which takes a seasonal item and introduces some new ways to use it.

What are your favorite recipes from this cookbook?

One of my new go-to party dishes is a guacamole that substitutes fresh green peas for some (not all) of the avocado. This is great – it reduces the fat, sweetens the guac, and keeps it greener longer without sacrificing flavor.

Another favorite in our home is the Crispy Sesame Tofu with steamed rice and broccoli.

Review by Heather

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This entry was posted on November 11, 2012 by in 50 Great Cookbooks, Book Review, Cooking, Non-Fiction.
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