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Geoffchef's picture

Vegetable Love (post #62688)

Anybody have this book by Barbara Kafka? It's the selection of the month from The Good Cook and I'm debating.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Glenys's picture

(post #62688, reply #1 of 7)

We discussed this before Christmas. I did a class from the book. I'd say, other than the compendium on vegetables and, dare I repeat, a conversion chart for the measurement-obsessed (read Ashley), the title is generous. The book is more of a Joy of Cooking with vegetables in the mix. It's neither a vegetarian book or interesting new take on sides but there are classics and diverse ethnic recipes added to the mix. If you already know you can stuff peppers with meat, that baba ganoush is eggplant and potatoes make a great gratin, I wouldn't say you'd be that excited.
I think some of the best vegetable dishes, apart from vegetarian books, are from gardeners or gardening sources.

Geoffchef's picture

(post #62688, reply #2 of 7)

Doesn't sound like a candidate for my collection. Thanks Glenys!

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

ashleyd's picture

(post #62688, reply #5 of 7)

Measurement-obsessed? Methinks you do me a grave injustice, if you weren't one of my culinary heroes I might even take offence (or offense for the colonials). A rational measuring system just gives you a good place to start, after that it's down to knowledge, intuition and, naturellement, taste.


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Glenys's picture

(post #62688, reply #6 of 7)

And you wondered why you ears were burning.

ashleyd's picture

(post #62688, reply #7 of 7)

If I wondered about that I'd never have time to do anything else. ;0


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Marcia's picture

(post #62688, reply #3 of 7)

I ruined two perfectly good ducks because of following Barbara Kafka's suggestions, and have not cared for her since.


On second thought, ruined is a bit of an exaggaration, since nothing but duck bones were left after the meal. Still, they should have been much more delicious.


Edited 2/25/2006 6:57 pm ET by Marcia

Risottogirl's picture

(post #62688, reply #4 of 7)

My idiot boss gave it to me for Christmas. I have no idea how he decided on this book.


I DO like it though I probably would not have purchased it for myself. There are some interesting vegetable ice cream recipes in there.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay