I’ve been making pasta, mostly at home, but sometimes in restaurants, for more than 25 years. Over that time I’ve read a great many books on making pasta, and some of the best are very recent. Here are the best – the ones you will want to own if you want to make pasta at home.
My book is finally out, and I’ve been on the road 13 days. I feel distant from the world around me, like I am watching a movie of myself – a movie that is at times drama, at times farce.
Buttermilk huckleberry cake. Even with frozen huckleberries, it’s as good as it looks. And I owe it all to Heidi Swanson, whose new vegetarian cookbook made even me take notice.
I used to think that all that fancy French salt was bunk, that it was all a scam. Sodium chloride is sodium chloride, right? Wrong. I now know that all salts are not created equal.
My list of favorite edible wild plants books for all over North America. Foraging books come and go, but these are the best.
A while back readers began asking me about which cookbooks I own, and the answer is always, “a lot.” I must own several hundred. They rest comfortably in bookcases, in stacks on the floor, in the kitchen pantry and scattered around in the living room. But there is one place in the house that is exalted