Spring inspiration

My column in tomorrow’s Columbia Tribune reviews four food-related books that have nudged/pushed/inspired me to try some new things in the kitchen lately (chard, raisin and pine nut ravioli?). My list includes something Julia, something Twain and two books that simply put the penny in the slot and set you on the floor. The driving is up to you.

I’d love to hear about some other nominees. What have you read lately that pressed you to give something new a shot?

(Side note: If you sautee some rainbow chard with a little onion and combine with some soaked raisins and toasted pine nuts and then stuff that – with some homemade ricotta – into ravioli, you sir or madam, you will be eating well indeed.)

Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

2 thoughts

  1. Glorious One-Pot Meals, by Elizabeth Yarnell. Not a new book, evidently, but new to us. We bought the recommended heavy enameled dutch oven (surprisingly small, since we’re cooking for just the two of us), and we’re working our way through the recipes. I’m eating veggies I always avoided, such as brussels sprouts.

    It’s no longer lately, but I’ve put our Zojirushi rice cooker to good use over the past two years, branching out from rice to oatmeal to oatmeal from steel-cut oats.

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