I saw a copy of American Fashion Cookbook offered during a Gilt sale and although I currently have ample cookbooks, I had to have it! What could be better than perusing through recipes which have helped fuel the creative forces of some of the world’s most amazing fashion designers? My only qualm is that Katherine Kwei (my favorite handbag designer) is missing from this book. I’ve tried a few recipes from this book so far e.g. Saturday Night Chicken, Arroz Con Pollo, Sweet Potato Casserole etc. and really love them. Pick up a copy!
I’ve never really considered cooking as a hobby so I will name it as an interest of mine. I’ve been cooking for seven years, thought of it solely as a necessity, and basically cooked recipes I had learned from my mom (no formal recipe books). A few months ago I began thinking of it as something more. The same goes for baking. My recent fave recipes have been French countryside, cast iron, and casseroles. I also enjoy making and decorating cupcakes with my Wilton set and creating rustic desserts e.g. apple galettes and fresh versus canned cherry clafoutis. It’s never a crime to substitute an ingredient if you think you have a better idea e.g. sometimes I will use cilantro instead of flat-leaf parsley, etc. I also prefer ingredients that are relatively easy to obtain from a local supermarket. I’ve done some light research regarding cookbooks and the best ones I’ve seen so far are featured below… I have also perused through the internet and accumulated some great recipes. If you have any other suggestions, please post a comment. I would love to hear from you.