Several of the last few Cookus Interruptus cookbook giveaways have been vegetarian-based. So to keep the score balanced, we’re giving a big yee haw to Lynne Curry’s new hardback book Pure Beef.
This 276-page book with color photography is an up-close look at grass-fed beef. “Complete with learning recipes in every chapter and detailed beef cut and butchering illustrations, this cookbook presents a trove of modern and creative beef recipes arranged by cut for easy reference. It will inform and inspire you on your personal journey to eating sustainably and well.”
There are over 140 recipes included that celebrate flavors from every culture. I’m eying Jamaican Jerked Tri-Tip with Coconut Scallion Rice and Feta Stuffed Sliders as I type. Her introduction is titled “How a Former Vegetarian Came to Write a Beef Cookbook and Why it Had to be Written”. She’s sure right on the “why” part. There talk a’plenty about why we should purchase grass-fed beef but little accurate information about how to treat it and cook it well. Until Lynne stepped forward. (more…)
Subtitle: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour
And where did those jig-inducing falafels we are featuring come from? That’s right - Kim O’Donnel’s happy vegetarian cookbook. Organized by season her recipes offer something fro everyone. In fact, she codes the recipes so you can quickly find one that matches your vegan, gluten free, optional dairy, “kiddos” inclinations. There’s even a code to let your know the recipe will provide great leftovers. Kim is cheerful but also uber-practical. (more…)
Greg Atkinson is so modest (and handsome…). As a chef and writer, Greg truly cares about the source of the food he works with. Having spent time visiting local vineyards and working with local fisherman gives him a seed-to-table perspective that I admire. But according to him, the measure that’s most valuable is the amount of heart that brings people together for a meal. Ain’t that the truth.
Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts (You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into)
I saw colleague Kim O’Donnel with a hot off the press copy of this pretty book at a recent gathering and she was clutching it and beaming at it like the newborn creation it is. Kim is the founder of Canning Across America, a collective dedicated to the revival of preserving food. And her latest project is Family Kitchen, a twice-monthly column that appears alternating Wednesdays in USA Today.
The cool thing about Kim authoring this book is that she knows meat eaters. In fact, she is one. (more…)
In our never-ending attempts to please our Cookus audience, we offer a choice of main entrees this week that are both gluten-free and meatless. All three are staple meal entrees in our home.
Hope they can be favorites in your home too.
Besides learning how to cook three delicious dishes, you’ll find out other stuff about the Cookus family by watching these videos. Answer these three questions in the comment section below and those who give the right answers will automatically enter to win a hardcover copy of The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The happy luddite’s guide to domestic self-sufficiency. Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring such as how to make acorn crepes, pomegranate molasses, smoked trout and ALSO craft your own soap, broom and a braided rug. There’s not another book like this!
1. What’s the name of the hotel Steve and Cynthia discuss going to?
2. What kind of job does Jane get (for a short period of time…)?
3. Who’s tie does Jane borrow for her work outfit?
Remember, you have to be a Cookus Interruptus subscriber to win (home page upper left) . Contest ends Friday October 12 at 5pm. Winner will be contacted soon after (check your email!).
Those tiny French lentils become majestic when joined by sage, scallion and currants sauteed in butter then drizzled with Queen Balsamic. Click here for printable recipe.
My MOST favorite fall stew. At the peak of early fall fresh corn, dried beans and winter squash emerge together. Collect the harvest of these three sisters and prepare this cinnamon and chili kissed warm stew. Click here for recipe.
People who think they dislike tempeh change their minds after tasting this flavorful dish. We usually serve it with a whole grain such as Quinoa . Click here for recipe.
Yee haw for Becky from Winston Salem, North Carolina!
Random.org spun out #56.
She wrote, “My favorite thing about my garden is the fact that it’s right outside my back door. It’s easy to sneak in a few minutes of gardening since it’s so close to the house and I like being able to see it easily from my back door.”
Loved loved loved hearing about everybody’s garden! Willi did too. And some folks posted pictures - extra credit! The most touching thing was that so many posts began with the words “I love…”. Anybody else notice that?
Random.org gave us #31 which is the sweet Sara.
She gave up her friend Hilary as the sweetest with this comment,
“My friend Hillary is the sweetest person I know. Sick? The soup and homemade bread on your doorstep is from her. Your birthday? She will rally your friends, whether she knows them or not, to help celebrate with you. Sad? There she is. Happy? She laughs the loudest with you.”
Do we know Hilary? I’m thinking maybe yes. If not would she like some more friends? Congrats Sara!