Back in the kitchen

Life has a way of getting in between us and our best intentions. My work life took over the past few weeks (months?) and I was simply too preoccupied to pick up my camera or leaf through the newest cookbook. So you haven't heard from me much around here.

The good news is that busy period is now behind me and I can finally catch up on what I was cooking from before my brief hiatus. 

Here are the books that were keeping me busy before work got in the way:

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

A New York Times best seller, this is the cookbook darling of Spring 2017. I had the pleasure of meeting Samin, who is a friend of the company I work for, and I was lucky enough to attended her wonderful launch event as a guest at Heath Ceramics in San Francisco. She is a gem. I've made one recipe, a very time-consuming Chicken Pot Pie, and look forward to diving deeper into this book.

Sous Vide at Home by Lisa Q. Fetterman

If you've been playing around with sous vide, this should be on your bookshelf. Its full of delicious recipes, and great tips. I've made four recipes, all tasty, and learned a ton along the way.

Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden

Dare I declare this the best book of 2017 so far? I can't get enough of this book, which probably means you should buy it. You'll continue to see photos and recipes reviews from this book from me for some time.

Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark charms again. Full review here

Fed & Fit by Cassy Joy Garcia

I am attempting to lose some weight and relying on this book to bring some flavor into my life, sadly the recipes haven't dazzles as much as the first handful I've made but I still solidly recommend this book.

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

An old standby, continues to hold its spot on my "go-to" cookbook bookshelf. 

Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam

I want to love this book, but it hasn't won me over so far. Will continue to search for something great in here.

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

I would love to cook out of Plenty More and Jerusalem, but this one keeps sucking me in.  Ottolenghi has enhanced many cooking lives with this book.

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

The food is simple food, but always fails in the moments it becomes any bit fussy. I keep going back for more though, there is some great food wisdom in these pages.