My belated cooking (new year’s) resolution #3:
Embrace the Whole Foods movement – I’m so excited about this resolution. One of my major goals is to incorporate more vegetables into my food routine and to eat less processed foods. We should all strive for this. It’s probably easier said than done, but I’m definitely going to try.
Whole foods (Photo credit: parislemon)
Flavor by Rocco DiSpirito
Flavor by Rocco DiSpirito
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I think that everyone agrees that Rocco DiSpirito is one of the hottest chefs out there today, but for me, that’s where this book ends. Flavor, has a little too much flavor for me. And while I love the book’s colorful display of ingredients and how they’re laid out on each page for each recipe, and the vibrant, vivid photos, I think that some of the recipes like Eggplant Veloute with Figs or Black Sea Bass with Chestnuts and Blood Oranges, just to name a couple, are out of reach for the “common” cook. This book is definitely a “look” book but someone like me just wants regular recipes for regular people. I’m not sure who the audience is for these recipes, but I for one, won’t have time in most busy days or weekends to craft most of these difficult looking recipes.
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the cook(book)ing school: I LOVE THIS! Mmmmm….Bacon. Read more from Food & Wine Magazine:
Healthy Bacon Recipes | Food & Wine.
image from Food & Wine Magazine
Mmmm. I’m sure this recipe is not on anyone’s Weight Watchers or “Get Skinny” diet plan, but this looks so delicious I’m thinking that many of us would be willing to throw all that out of the window just to taste it. Thanks to the zakka life blog for introducing this to us. I do plan to try it and share with others! Click the link to see the recipe.
zakka life: Caramel Bacon Popcorn Recipe.
image from zakka life blog
the cook(book)ing school – kitchen tips
Lately, I’ve been reading up on the proper kitchen tools and essentials to always keep in your kitchen to be a successful cook. I love this article from Ebony.com:
Kitchen Cabinet Essentials: Whip Up a Fabulous Meal on a Moment’s Notice – Life – EBONY.
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FROM Chow.com: I love potato skins so this is like a dream come true, like a hundred ways to make them. Can’t wait to try a few. Mmmmm……
Make Your Own Loaded Potato Skins – Project – Food News – CHOW.
image from Chow.com, the philly cheesesteak potato skins
the cook(book)ing school – from Food & Wine
Food & Wine: Best Grilled Cheese In The U.S..
image from Food & Wine Magazine (via HuffPostFood.com)
the cook(book)ing school: Love this! Black Chef featured on Private Chef of Beverly Hills on Food Network
Manouschka Guerrier, ‘Private Chef Of Beverly Hills,’ At Sunday Dinner.
image from HuffPost/BlackVoices