It's 8:15 on a chilly November morning and I'm standing in a large empty kitchen stirring flour, yeast, and water in a small bowl and feeling a little stressed. I'm also thinking of my mother. She, of course, is not the reason I am feeling stressed; it's because of the busy day ahead of me...
Pure & Special, Gourmet Indian Vegetarian Cuisine, is the new well-written and beautifully photographed book by Indian cooking authority, Vidhu Mittal. Living up to it's subtitle of being gourmet Indian vegetarian cuisine, this is anything but the average Indian cookbook.
Yes, you will find...
Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup
Makes 6-8 cups
1 English cucumber, seeds removed
1 ripe avocado, skin and pit removed
¼ small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 cups orange juice
2 teaspoons sea salt
½ teaspoon crushed hot pepper (optional)
Combine all of the...
Let me begin by saying that the 2nd edition of Bread, A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes, is both well-written and a wealth of bread baking knowledge. This is far more than a recipe book; it teaches and explains in great detail how to bake loaf after loaf of wonderful bread. At nearly 500...