The Week in Books 2009, No. 49

I’m so grateful to The Cooks Next Door (excellent cookery blog, by the way, check it out!) for their recommendation of Roast Figs Sugar Snow: Winter Food to Warm the Soul. This beautiful cookbook is full of warm and comforting recipes inspired by seasonal foods and the author’s travels around Europe and America.

I most enjoyed the author’s essays at the beginning of each section. Her ode to cheese is outstanding. The book also boasts wonderful food photography and a sprinkling of quotes from literature about winter food.

Sadly the library demanded I return this book before I was able to make any of the recipes, but I made note of eight that I want to try and put another hold on the book so I can get it back. I am particularly looking forward to trying Farro with Red Chickory and Pomegranates and Danish Gilded Stars.

If you enjoy eating seasonal foods and trying new combinations of flavors, or even if you just like to read pretty cookbooks, I would highly recommend Roast Figs Sugar Snow.

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