Just got a new cookbook in the mail last week, one which both a sister and my mother own and keep cooking out of. It seems like it will be another regular-go-to book for cannot-fail recipes similar to Sunday Suppers At Lucques. (At least if I end up liking it as much as my sister likes it.)
Mozza may take some getting used to, however. In Sunday Suppers, Suzanne Goin has a photo of almost every single recipe – a beautifully photographed dish that lets you indulge in the idea that you might be able to create and plate something as beautiful. Nancy Silverton makes you do a little more imagining. Few of the recipes are photographed, although they are very well written and she describes plating the dishes in great detail for each of the recipes. I do wish she had photographed more, though. When I flip through a cookbook on Friday night or Saturday morning, I’m looking for some inspiration. Photos are just easier and faster to digest and make you pause faster than a title and list of ingredients. Still, let’s see.
Last night’s dinner turned out well: Sea Trout (i had to use salmon, which is close) on lentils with pickled cabbage (pickled with balsamic vinegar, giving it a rich flavor). Very nice and a good winter dish here as we head into a week that is supposed to take us to breezy Siberia temperatures. By Wednesday, we should hit -20 degrees celsius.
Finished off with a dessert from Food52 which I wouldn’t recommend: Grapefruit curd tart with candied rosemary. It was good, but I baked it in the morning and by the time we ate it, it wasn’t as soft and aromatic as it had been earlier in the day.