Posts filed under: Cooking by the Book

Cooking by the Book: Pasta & Fried Zucchini Salad (Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi)

Of the four recipes from Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi that I’ve made so far, this Pasta & Fried Zucchini Salad is the only one that I haven’t had to restrain myself from altering. With the others, the changes my fingers itch to make range from... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Mushroom Parcels (Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi)

For Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a copy of Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi. (OK, technically, this was a gift from my brother, too, but let’s be real; if you have a little brother, you know what I mean.) Plenty is a veggie-focused cookbook, although Chef... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Cereal Milk Ice Cream and Corn Cookies (Momofuku Milk Bar)

Shake had been after me for a while to make him Momofuku Milk Bar Corn Cookies. You see, Williams-Sonoma carries a ready-to-bake mix, and every time we visited the store, he’d say, “See, look, you can make me Corn Cookies — you just have to get this box!” But, since... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Cake Truffles (Momofuku Milk Bar)

The whole “Cake Pops” craze pretty much passed me by with no interest on my part, but I think it’s accurate to say that Cake Truffles are Cake Pops without sticks. Or Cake Pops are Cake Truffles with sticks. I have no idea which one’s the chicken and which one’s... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Chocolate Chip Layer Cake (Momofuku Milk Bar)

I’m not the greatest follower of recipes. I change ingredients because I don’t like them or I can’t find them. But sometimes you just need to follow the directions. (Gulp.) This is the first of what (I think) will be a semi-regular feature where I actually follow all the instructions,... Read More
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