Cookbook Review: Cooked by Michael Pollan

Cooked Michael Pollan

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth— to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan…

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Cornell Bread Recipe

Cornell Bread

This widely known Cornell bread recipe is high in protein with its nutritionally enriched combination of flours. It was created in the 1940s to act as a staple in the low-cost diets of the days of war rationing. The nutritional merits are important, but what fueled the popularity of the…

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Homemade Bread

Homemade bread

Tried another homemade bread recipe last night. Here’s the recipe I used with my alterations. I convert everything to weight before starting a new recipe.  I guess that comes from living with a pastry chef! Tassajara Yeasted White Bread From the book The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown…

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Making Gougères

How to Make Gougeres

A gougère, in French cuisine, is a savory choux pastry with cheese. Grated cheese may be mixed into the batter, cubes of cheese may be pushed into the top, or both. Gougères are sometimes called cheese puffs in England. Here’s how to make Gougères–just follow this recipe: Ingredients: 2 cup…

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