So, I was tooling around on Amazon, and I found that they’re having an amazing sale: You can take 30% off any one book. That’s in addition to already-discounted prices they have. To take advantage of this sale, simply look for this little banner that runs underneath each book:
What to spend it on? Here are a few great cookbooks I suggest:
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking, by Molly Stevens
This book is a must for anyone who, like me, loves braising meats. The recipes are amazing–they show you how to take inexpensive cuts of meat and transform them into bold, full-flavored dishes that are great for winter. I can’t recommend this book enough! (PS: For a taste of her recipes, check out my adaptation of her Top Blade Steaks Smothered in Mushrooms and Onions.
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, by David Lebovitz
I’ll say it again: David Lebovitz is the New York Times of French food bloggers. Not only is his food amazing, but he is also pretty hilarious: He take on life in Paris runs the gamut–his stories point out both the joys and annoyances of his life in Paris, with wit and insight. His photography is compelling, and his recipes always reveal plenty of a-ha moments. (In a way, he’s also the “Cooks Illustrated” of French cooking!) Another highly recommended tome, and a great gift for your favorite Francophile.
Madeleines: Elegant French Tea Cakes to Bake and Share, by Barbara Feldman Morse
Do you—or does someone you know—own a Madeleine pan? I do, and I must admit I don’t use it as often as I’d like to. Frankly, I just don’t have that many occasions to serve little French tea cakes, even though I love them.
That’s why I adore this new book: Madeleines: Elegant French Tea Cakes to Bake and Share($14.50): It offers tons of creative ways to use that Madeleine mold that go beyond tea cakes. Sure, there are sweet options, like Tahitian Vanilla, Chai Tea, Browned Butter, Almond Macaroon, and of course, amazingly luscious chocolate. But what intrigues me most are the savory Madeleines, which are an inspiring way to beautify a soup or stew supper. These include Gruyère and Rosemary Madeleines, Buttery Cornbread Madeleines, Herbes de Provence Madeleines, and Brie-Stuffed Madeleine Puffs, among others.
Keep in mind that this sale ends on November 30, 2015 at 02:59am EST. More details here.
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