Tomorrow’s going to involve a lot of typing.

Today I knocked out three recipes from “_How to Cook Everything_”:, so I’ll be typing quite a bit tomorrow. I’m going to put two of the three in one post, I think, because I didn’t taste one separate from the others.

What do you all think? Should everything be it’s own post, or should everything go together or some of each?… Continue reading →

Another rules question

Well, it was bound to happen that we’d have another question to throw out to our readers. (We’ve discussed amongst ourselves, but wanted to throw it out to any readers we have as well.)

We have both “_How to Cook Everything_”: and “_How to Cook Everything Vegetarian_”:, and it’s beginning to look like there’s a not insignificant amount of overlap in the two books. I suspect more recipes are not overlapping than are, but there’s definite overlap.

So, is it cheating to use the same recipe twice, if it’s out of two different books? What if we take anything we learned from the last time around/last book and apply it to the new time around?

Basically, I want pancakes, and to eventually buy another cookbook. What if I make Bittman’s “Everyday Pancakes” again out of “_How to Cook Everything Vegetarian_”:… Continue reading →

Please pardon our pause!

Bill and I are in the middle of a move between apartments, and still haven’t found the cookbooks. We will be posting again very soon!

There’s about 6 recipes in the queue (not counting today’s tweet from Rick Bayless that I hope to try this week). After that, the sky is the limit!

Also, a friend threatened to give us cookbooks. She is wonderful and sadistic. Which, really, is part of why we love her.

In random other news, Bill and I have chosen not to bring the evil toaster with us. We’re looking for good toaster oven recommendations. We’d like something with pretty good capacity, at a minimum. We’re not horribly concerned about counter space. Do you have any?

Thanks!… Continue reading →

Quick! Should we enter to win? (Rules Question.)

Cover of Fiesta at Rick's by Rick Bayless

So, our beloved Angelique has been singing the praises of Rick Bayless and his cookbooks for about a month now. Oddly coincident with our adventures in cookbooks, I have to say…

Anyway, everything she’s made from his books has sounded wonderful, and I am vaguely sad that I did not discover his books until after this challenge began. Especially because I’d had one delicious soup (caldo) from his restaurant, “Xoco”: (the pork belly caldo) prior to this challenge beginning. And then on the 3rd of July I had an amazing goat sandwich (torta). (Also, he happened to be in the restaurant kitchen, briefly. He looks very attractive with his greying goatee. Bill is for candid shots only. With his cell phone. They were only so good.… Continue reading →

Pics or it didn’t happen!

What good is a food-themed blog without pictures? Heck, what good is just about any blog without pictures?

We know, and there are actually photos coming for the griddle cakes, and the lemon-butter sauce. However, we’re still figuring out how to make this software go (and how to work our cameras), so it’s a little touch and go at the moment. Soon there will be photos with each entry, though.

Now I have to go back to debating a salmon dish or a soup for dinner. Any votes, oh internet who hasn’t found us yet?… Continue reading →