Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's For Dinner?

There are a lot of cookbooks out there, and even a large selection of cookbooks suggesting dinner menus specifically (What's For Dinner?: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life by Curtis Stone; Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?: A Year of Italian Menus, With More Than 250 Recipes, That Celebrate Family by Lisa Caponigri; Dinner: A Love Story - It All Begins at the Family Table by Jenny Rosenstrach; Dinner Survival: Cooking for the Rushed by Sandi Richard; Dinner At Your Door: Tips and Recipes for Starting a Neighborhood Cooking Co-Op by Alex Davis, Diana Ellis, Andy Remeis, to name but a few).  Sometimes, though, the best thing to have for dinner is breakfast (pancakes are the perfect comfort food after a stressful day!) and, if you have had comfort food too many times this week and need something lighter (or just want something quick and easy to prepare), salads are also a nice option - so we were delighted when the following two cookbooks showed up in the library catalog!

Offers recipes for typical breakfast dishes with an added twist to make them appropriate for dinner, including bacon fried rice, breakfast ravioli, egg and chorizo burritos, and cornmeal pancakes with beer-braised short ribs. [from the library catalog]

A celebration of contrasts in colour, flavour, and texture--an artfully prepared saladis one of the most appealing dishes to eat, engaging all the senses. It is a basic culinary fact but often overlooked: a salad packs the most flavour because the dressing coats every bite. Includes:  A glossary of greens; Foraging for salad; Washing and storage; Growing greens; The salad pantry. [from the library catalog]

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