6 responses to “Acquisitions Department”

  1. Laura T.

    I was recently gifted The William Sonoma Essentials of Asian Cooking. I'm usually skeptical of cookbooks that clump lots of cuisines in one book. Yet I've been pleasantly surprised. The recipes are easy to follow, I can find all of the ingredients they call for (with the help of my local asian grocery store), and the final product tastes just as good as what I get in restaurants.

  2. debbie koenig

    Wow, restaurant-quality Asian food (of any kind) impresses me.

  3. Carrietracy

    My mother-in-law just got me The New England Clam Shack Cookbook which I was so excited about, I had to write it up on my blog. Essentially, it has recipes for chowders, fried clams, lobster rolls, clams on the grill – from restaurants all through New England. I can't wait to try it, but I have to wait until I'm off crutches. How perfect for summer though!

  4. Aviva Goldfarb

    I'm so glad you're getting a chance to use my latest cookbook, Debbie! I look forward to hearing how you like the recipes, and your other recent aquisitions look like great finds, too! Happy Scrambling!

  5. marthaandme

    I must read the first one. The other seem like they would be interesting as well.

    How do you mark recipes you want to try in cookbooks? I usually make a list on a piece of paper and stick it in the book. My mom writes inside the front cover, but I hate to write in books.

  6. debbie koenig

    Wow, I never responded to you guys! So sorry.

    Carrietracy, I grew up kosher so just about everything you describe is alien to me. Buuut I do love a good New England clam shack–I just order fish!

    Aviva, thanks so much for stopping by!

    Marthaandme, I do two things: I have these nifty little metal page markers called Book Darts, and I just attach one to the page when I find something interesting. Then, after I try a recipe, I write on the inside cover. That way I wind up with an overall impression of a cookbook–if several difft results are good, I'm more likely to try another, kwim?

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