I loved this book! I enjoyed all the stories, and the recipes that I have tried have all been really good. The raw kale salad became an instant favorite for my family-- we've made it 3 or 4 times in the past 2 weeks.
I have loved reading and cooking from this book. One favorite is her olive oil granola recipe. If you like granola, this is a must try. We also love the raw tuscan kale salad. I, for the first time in my life, crave kale.
I am really liking this cookbook so far. 3 recipes made to date-all worked well and tasted great. I have been a fan of her column in the New York Times so I was eager to try the book. It is very user friendly. Will post the recipes I tried when I have the book in front of me.
Well I am enjoying reading Melissa's stories, and I am going to try a recipe tonight: Pomegrante Roasted Carrots (not sure that is the correct title, but you'll find it). Sounds really yummy, especially to someone who loves pomegranate molasses. Heidi, I make your muhammara all the time. In fact the carrots will be a side to Heidi's orange glazed tempeh, although I am using tofu. A little arugala salad on the side, sounds good?
Although I am a vegetarian, and In the Kitchen seems meat/fish based, I will pull many tasty sounding vegetarian options to try.
I'll let you know how the carrots turn out.
Not a review, but... this book is selling at a bargain price on Amazon right now, for $11. Bargain books are brand new but have some kind of mark on them indicating that they are overstocked - usually a marker line or stamp across the edges of the pages on the bottom, or something like that. I ordered it right away - $11 is less than half of the full retail price.
Because of the blistering heat now blanketing the East Coast I haven't been cooking lately, but instead spend late nights reading cookbooks. Last night I read a good chunk of Clark's book. Love her stories, and find lots of things to bookmark for when I return to cooking. Has anyone tried her fresh corn and brown-butter cornbread? That recipe just leapt of the page at me. Can't wait until it's cool enough to turn the oven back on.