These are some of my recent cookbook acquisitions that I purchased from fave shopping site Fab.com! (I'm not a big online shopper, but Fab has me hooked.) I needed more cookbooks like I needed a hole in the head, frankly. But, with summertime coming up what could be better than lots of fresh veggie dishes and homemade ice cream? Yeah. I knew you'd understand.
Tender is a serious volume with some lovely photos and great paper - yeah, that matters. While aplenty with vegetable recipes, it's less vegetarian than I was expecting. Nigel clearly likes him some bacon or pancetta with his veg along with hefty doses of cream and cheese. We'll see how the recipes fair not to mention my cholesterol level.
Lucid Food is a beautiful book that, while not entirely vegetarian either, is decidedly fresher in its approach. And, the book is arranged by season so that you can eat more in line with what's actually in season and, thus, more conscientiously with Mother Nature. There's plenty of variation in the recipes ranging from entrees to desserts to condiments and I'm really looking forward to digging into this book.
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones. Did I buy it because it's from San Francisco's famed Bi-Rite Creamery? You'd think, huh? But, no. I bought it for the cover first and the subject matter second. Gorgeous photos, lots of types of ice cream recipes, plus baking recipes as well. And, we all know how your uncle loves him some baking. Ice cream sandwiches, anyone? I'm working on my own versions of those, but this baby will supply plenty of inspiration. And, lots of homemade ice cream this summer!
PHOTOS BY UNCLE BEEFY