This really is a book review.
I'm in a fun, new book club....and we decided that every few months we would read a cooking/memoir book, each chose a recipe to make, and gather for dinner to discuss the book. (In between cooking months, we're just an ordinary book club.)
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl was our first dinner book. Last month we chose what we would make so we didn't end up with all desserts...you know that would happen, right? We had a nice variety, and I would make every single recipe again. Yes. Everything was that good!
My contribution was the No Knead Bread....and while you absolutely had no kneading, you did need a whole lot of prep time---more than I allowed. The first rising took 18 hours, punch down the dough, let rise, punch down, let rise, punch down, let rise....I stopped here, but Ruth suggested doing this two or three more times (I simply ran out of time). The bread was still good---real good.
The menu: broccoli rabe bruschetta, gazpacho, london broil with sauted onions, corn pudding, my bread, chocolate cake, and apple crisp...all from the book. The book was based on a journal Ruth kept following the year after she found herself without a job when Gourmet Magazine abruptly shut down. A nice read. A good cookbook.
We have to wait until December for the next book club dinner when we do Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table. I read this one years ago and remember loving it, but never making anything in it.
Current reading? Well, I'm listening to Britt-Marie was Here by the same author who wrote A Man Called Ove. Both little gems.
and queued up....
the sequel to Waiting for Snow in Havana that I read last week.
I started a birthday sock for a friend.
+ two more already started = 6 socks!!!!
Would you refill that wine glass, please?