~post by Julie W. It must be fall because my kitchen is calling. These last few weeks, as central Texas temperatures have descended from their 90 degree heights and we've turned off our air conditioners and opened our windows, I've broken out the slow cooker, the rice cooker, the recipes that call for preheated ovens and … Continue reading A Quick Fall Feast From SIMPLY NIGELLA
It’s that time of year when our attention turns to holiday feasts and cozy nights cooking up special dishes to gather around. As the temperature dips, the leaves crisp, and the sweaters come out of the closet, hovering over a stove top and preheating the oven become welcome, heartening rituals. In this spirit, this month … Continue reading Top Shelf in November: A Feast of Cookbooks!
Besides the official documents, what more is needed to form a true American citizenship? British food critic, travel writer and Food Network regular Simon Majumdar expands the requirements in Fed, White and Blue: Finding America with My Fork. Join us on Wednesday, April 22 at 7PM when he joins us in-store to discuss his travels … Continue reading Simon Majumdar Brings FED, WHITE & BLUE to BookPeople!
This month our booksellers are cooking up a seven course feast to highlight the many new cookbooks hitting our shelves in time for the holidays. Join us as we chronicle our ambitious culinary undertakings here on the BookPeople blog. From cocktails to side dishes to dessert, we'll share our adventures investigating a wide variety of new cookbooks, all … Continue reading BookPeople Feast: Cocktails & Such
On the table this month in Sutter's Kitchen: Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling A stunning new addition to our cookbook selection this month, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling offers not only tons of incredible recipes and gorgeous photography, but a wonderful introduction to the Yucatecan people, culture, history, and … Continue reading Sutter’s Kitchen: YUCATÁN, Recipes From a Culinary Expedition
Top Shelf in April: The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours by Lisa Fain Reviewed by Arian & Julie Just as we love to fill our shelves with books, we love to fill our kitchens with the aromas of down home, Texas-style cooking. Lisa Fain is one of our favorite … Continue reading Top Shelf: THE HOMESICK TEXAN’S FAMILY TABLE
~post by Sutterfield I love food, I love books. I love books about food (and food in the shape of books?). My kitchen has become a small temple, where I light little fires and watch the raw earth become food for those I love. Bread and soup and beets. I love to cook. 'Course, it … Continue reading Sutter’s Kitchen: AN EVERLASTING MEAL
Many of us here love to cook as much as we love to read. Here are some of the books that have filled our bellies and wowed our tastebuds this year. Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi From Ten Speed Press: "Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam … Continue reading Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2013
~post by Julie I'm a long time fan of the vegan culinary works of Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Her blog, The Post Punk Kitchen, and cookbooks (specifically Appetite for Reduction, and of course the classic, Veganomicon) were a revelation when I discovered I had to stop eating dairy. Her Easy Breezy Cheezy Sauce saved my life. And … Continue reading Julie Does It! (With A Little Help From Isa. And Maser.)
Lidia Bastianich is one of my very favorite chefs. With many years of being cable-free, I realized what a goldmine KLRU, the local PBS station, is. Antiques Roadshow! NOVA! Doctor Who! And, of course, Lidia's Italy! I came to love Lidia, and her totally unfussy way of cooking. She cooks like a normal person -- … Continue reading Mac ‘n Cheese and Pizza, Lidia’s Way