I haven’t posted any recipes this past week because it’s been a crazy week around here! We put our house on the market Friday night and after a bit of a bidding war we signed a contract last night, Wednesday. Tonight is my husband’s birthday (stay turned for a yummy cake!) so not much time to sit and blog. I have been busy reading though, it’s been very rainy here in Maine this past month so what better time then to curl up with a good book.
I had read so many great reviews on Michael Rulhman’s “Ratio” and had mentioned how I was going to go out and buy it. My wonderful husband beat me to the punch and ordered it online, along with Harold McGee’s “On Food and Cooking.” Since I’m a nerd I dove into the thickest book first. “On Food & Cooking, the Science and Lore of the Kitchen”is every science/cooking nerd’s bible. I’m only about 100 pages in but I’ve learned lots about milk, milkfats,whey and the different kinds of animal milk! I’ve already found myself applying and thinking more foods as I make everyday meals. Once I’ve figured it out my goal is to implement some facts and tips on here.
I haven’t started on “Ratio: The Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking” but I’ve heard so many great things about it. You’re basically learning the methods of cooking rather then recipes. You’ll learn how many “parts’ of something you need to make a great cake or loaf of bread. I’m excited to learn how to do this correctly since I’m not a big recipe kind of gal in most of my everyday cooking.