The Lost Art of Real Cooking
By: Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger
Jason gave me this wonderful book for Christmas and I find myself reading it all the time. If you are someone who has to follow a detailed recipe, then this book may not be the best fit. However, if you are the type who just kind of throws things together and has a yummy meal, then this book is for you. The Lost Art of Real Cooking is like being told a story rather than following a formula. So far my endevours mostly revolve around bread. Currently, I am feeding my own Sourdough starter and perfecting homemade pizza dough. I've also gotten better at roasting. I made Cornish Game Hens for the first time and homemade gravy. Next I want to tackle making my own butter and cheeses. And yes, there is a chapter on fermented beverages. Soon I'll be making psychic love wine and beer. So if you want to take a step back in time and make your foods more naturally, then you will enjoy this book. Happy reading and cooking!