Last week we celebrated the 100th birthday of American icon, Julia Child. In keeping with the spirit, I have selected some hot, new foodie titles definitely worth their salt (and pepper):
When you think of America, what food comes to mind? Hot dogs? Fried chicken? Coca-Cola? For me, there is nothing more American than pie. Ashley English demonstrates that pie is not only a food of America, but also a food like America, in that it so delightfully diverse. You can eat it for breakfast (quiche!), you can eat it for dinner (pot pie!), and of course, for dessert (hooray!). A Year Of Pies: A Seasonal Tour Of Home Baked Pies is cozy and easy, providing step-by-step instructions for the beginner and clever, new tips for the seasoned baker. Sixty beautifully photographed recipes (drool gutter installation may be required) which are sectioned into four groups (one section for each season), allowing the reader to take advantage of ingredients found in the garden or market at any point of the year. If you buy one cookbook this year, make sure it's this one.