101in1001#8 "cook" a book.

June 27, 2010

5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common SpicesIn accounting, to “cook the books” describes falsifying financial statements. When I wrote this goal, “cooking a book” was taken to mean cooking all of the recipes in a cook book. this seemed like a fun thing to do, and the 5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices cookbook was my inspiration. The recipes are delicious, look great, are super-easy, we’ve made most of them, and you can combine several recipes for one meal. The plan is to take pictures and document each recipe or combination of recipes. But now I’m overwhelmed with inspiring books I’d like to “cook.” Here’s a list of contenders:

Ad Hoc at HomeIn the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by HeartFat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes

Dona Tomas: Discovering Authentic Mexican CookingThe Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved RestaurantThe Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show

Ready for Dessert: My Best RecipesFarmers' Market DessertsThe New Book of Middle Eastern Food

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