Perfect Egg and Other Secrets
Author: Aldo Buzzi
A witty and erudite little book about the joys of food, with line drawings by New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg.
“The writer who never talks about eating, about appetite, hunger, food, about cooks and meals, arouses my suspicion, as though some vital element were missing in him.” Scholarly, playful, idiosyncratic, and witty, Aldo Buzzi’s The Perfect Egg is an excursion into the food that has obsessed, provoked, and intrigued the author through his life. A book of genial and highly refined chat, enriched with personal anecdotes, recipes, and quotations from literature and history, it is a tribute to the profound pleasures of food. Along the way, the reader discovers recipes from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and the United States, related by Buzzi in a tone that is casual but delightfully attentive to detail. He writes about how to make lime soup, what goes into an olla podrida, varieties of futurist cuisine, the difference between edible and inedible pigeons, and the emotional resonance of overcooked pasta. And, of course, he reveals how to cook the perfect egg.
Families, Friends, and Food: One Family's Recipes and Memories from Summers in Michigan
Author: Jeanne Knoll
What is a vacation without the great meals? It's a fork in the road, some time away from home. But add a great meal and it's an adventure. One you will never forget. Laughing kids, hot coals, and sauce you can't get at a restaurant back home. Savor it. The first time, and the time years from now that you are reminded of it. These are the best times of your life. You can make 'em last. Just like the thirty year old story you just told. Family and friends and a trip to the grocery store are all the ingredients you need. The rest is up to you!