Yesterday I bought Lidia's Italian Table ($10), Vegetable Love by Barbara Kafka ($7), and Blue Ginger by Ming Tsai ($5). If you have a favorite recipe form one of these books I would love to hear from you!
It's been quite some time since I've made Blue Ginger recipes but the memorable ones are the following...Sweet and spicy Beef Noodles (my sister still makes this on a regular basis), Chicken Chow Mein My Way (you will never eat it any other way again), Shrimp Curried Noodles, Hoisin Marinated chicken, Braised chicken curry, Braised Oxtail and lastly Beef and Shiitake Stew.
Edited 10/20/2009 5:37 pm ET by suz
Just went and found my book which I have never used-for shame!
Got out the tiny purple post-its i stole from my husband last week and marked them all. i usually write on the pages but I think this will work better because at a glance i will see the tabs and know there is something yummy there to try. DH is out tonight so I think I will make one of the noodle dishes as the kid loves those dishes usually.
Cute note. Last year he asked me why I couldn't cook regular food like other people. Why did I have to always make gourmet food. Well, apparently there is a girl who he has told what a good cook his Mama is, and he wants to know when I will make a "bomb" meal again so he can invite her!
Those meals used to be a regular thing, but I started working this past spring for the first time in over 20 years so they are not a daily ocurrance any more. Apparently he misses them!
Loved your story. My grandson proudly proclaimed that his grandma could cook anything.
That's a terrific compliment that he wants to impress a 'girl' with his mothers cooking...btw my nephew who is 15 loves the meat sauce for the noodles that my sister continues to make.
Edited 10/21/2009 11:16 am ET by suz
I texted him and asked if he wanted chicken, shrimp, or beef noodles for dinner and his reply is beef, but it doesn't matter as long as it is"bomb". So I have the list of items to pick up for the beef noodles for dinner. Wish it was now instead of later, LOL!
I do hope it's the bomb.
Thanks. So many of the recipes in that book look good it is helpful to have recommendations.
note to all: if you spell shiitake as it should be spelled, you will be spared ****.
Perhaps if you could teach the whole world to spell it correctly...? I see it so often with just one "i".
People who spell it with just one "i" are penalized by our censor...what worse punishment can there be? (Of course, then they wonder why the censor got them, but that's another story.)
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