People always ask what my favorite cookbooks are, so here are some of them! It’s definitely not a complete list, but a quirky assortment of classics and personal favorites, all written by cooks I admire. Some may be out of print but happily you can find almost all of them for sale by online booksellers. I hope you love some of these, too!
As the sun gets softer, the colors in the garden seem to get brighter. In my garden, I like to mix the hard edges of low clipped boxwood and cones of arborvitae with soft feathery purple Russian sage and lime green zinnias, plus the height of the standard tardiva hydrangeas. Summer may be over but the garden is far from calling it quits!
We all have that place in the world where we're the happiest. For me, it's Paris. Of course, the city is beautiful and inspiring, of course the food is delicious, but what I love most is finally having the time to sit down and enjoy life as the Parisians do. A coffee and tartine outside at a café isn't a place to scarf down breakfast in 5 minutes before work- it's a place to sit, reflect on life, and watch people strolling by with their dogs. I always try to take this idea home but, alas, it usually only lasts for a day or two before I'm back to my quick coffee and oatmeal before rushing out the door. As they say, we'll always have Paris.
This Week's Question
By "good" olive oil I mean buy the best oil that your budget allows. It certainly doesn't need to be the most expensive! I use Olio Santo olive oil from California because it's flavorful, fruity and not heavy.
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