My friend over at Mommy Porch received some nice new cookbooks for Christmas and wants to do a feature every month on one. She borrowed the idea from Taste and Tell and what's a good idea if not to share? I didn't get any cookbooks for the holidays (hello Beanies, cookbooks for your mother, a good gift idea) so I thought, hey there are a butt load of cookbooks on my shelves - maybe I should revisit some old ones.
The first one to be revisited is Laurel's Kitchen.
Paging through this cookbook this week my thoughts were "did we really use this book?" It's worn, the pages are dog-eared and there seem to be food stains all over. 30 years later, I just can't remember making any of these recipes. We did have some Moosewood cookbooks that we used too but today, I have no desire to make any of the recipes in this book!
For example, every single bread recipe calls for all whole wheat flour mixed with whatever grain required - rye, oatmeal, etc. Those loafs must have made great doorstops! Brewer's yeast, soy flour, cashew gravy, better butter made with soy - ugh. Thank you Deborah Madison for showing me the way to better tasting vegetarian fare. This book still hold sentimental value for me so for now, it's back on the shelf.
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