Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Food For Thought
Anyway, the final product looks a little something like this ~~>
I know it's not the prettiest picture imaginable, but color me stoked when it didn't come out liking like total shit. Doesn't the cheap blue dish towel totally offset the noodles in all their glory?
In my off time when I'm not working, bugging the ever-loving hell out of John or reading as slow as a snail, I love to cook. Unfortunately, due to some of John's quirks and unfortunate reaction to onions, I'm somewhat limited in the things that I can experiment with in the kitchen when it comes to serving him up a new dish. I'm a foodie, I guess; he's not. But these noodles, or "Vic noodles" as he calls them since it's my mother's recipe, are an absolute hit for him. Thank God...
So, given my love of anything food-related, including Food Network and the many shows on it that I watch, I'm surprised that I don't read as many books featuring chefs, or cooking, or even the restaurant business. Oh sure, the Cresswell book I read last week featured a couple in the food biz, but it's the only one that comes to mind which I've read in recent history. I know Susan Mallery has at least one series that features a family bakery (Bakery Sisters) and another one in which the California wine country is one of the starring roles (Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road). Another book that comes to mind is a historical written by Betina Krahn, The Marriage Test, in which the heroine is a virtual medieval Julia Child. In fact, her name is Julia of Childress...ha! And, of course, there's a multitude of cozy mysteries that feature at least some aspect of cooking or baking.
I may have to put a call out and ask for some recommendations for any book that this foodie would love. I'd be interested in seeing what is out there.