Monday With Martha
With a little help from Martha Stewart, I’m going to back to school…cooking school. Over the past few years, I’ve turned more and more towards expanding my cooking knowledge. This interest has grown exponentially with the creation and maintenance of my award winning vegetable garden. Using products from the garden to create meals has opened doors to a culinary world I frequently overlooked as being pretentious and way too complicated. Martha Stewart has a knack for demystifying the techniques and presenting them in a clear and detailed manner.
What I plan to do in weekly installments is to present the material in this book as I learn it – screw ups and successes. Hopefully more successes than screw ups! I took an inventory of cooking books I’ve collected over the years, a shocking number of them were never cracked open and covered in a thick layer of dust. If you are going to read a cookbook cover to cover, then make it the best cookbook available – Martha Stewart’s Cooking School. Some may suggest Julia Child, to that I say Martha is the Julia of this generation.
Next week: A Cook’s Golden Rules.