New year, new challenge!!! I have quite the serious addiction passion for cookbooks. I love them, I collect them, I read them cover to cover, and then I tend to cook the same tried and true recipes of my own creation over and over again. So this year I thought it was time I pulled those bad boys off the shelf! The plan is simple: once a week(ish) cook a recipe from one of my cookbooks and share the results, as well as a brief book review, with you!
First up, the newest addition to my library, Mad Hungry Family by Lucinda Scala Quinn*. I just got this book and I can already tell that it is going to get a lot of use. It is full of practical recipes and helpful tips to help you make simple, delicious food for your family. It is broken into standard cookbook categories (meat, chicken, fish, etc.) but it also features some bonus sections that I love such as a whole section dedicated to eggs and a special holiday section. I also love the essays interspersed throughout; they are informative, compelling, and above all inspiring. Whether you are an advanced home cook looking for new ideas or a tentative kitchen new comer, this cookbook is a great addition to your library.