A great read has inspired me to keep on cooking and to remember the value of meal planning, eating from the pantry, and simple, homecooked fare.
I just finished reading The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn. It’s a great book about learning to cook simple, wholesome fare, but more importantly it’s a memoir of a food writer teaching others to do just that. I was in a cooking lull when I started reading it — and it was just the ticket to help me get re-energized about working in my kitchen.
‘Cause somedays it is work.
The book is full of data about what’s actually in processed food as well as contains a shopping guide of sorts to point you in the right direction in terms of sourcing the best food for you and your family. It reaffirmed the value of home cooking, simple ingredients, and eating outside the box.
It may have been the impetus for my jam-making, bread-baking, yogurt-incubating, ice-cream churning fit of last week. Here’s to more good eating this week!
21. Bday dinner: Bday Boy’s choice
25. Pizza Night
26. Roast Chicken and Potatoes, Salad