Buy the bookAn Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler - september 1, 2013

The members of 18 Reasons Food Lit voted to read this one ages ago. But we were hanging on, hoping that the author would attend our meeting the next time she visited San Francisco. Finally we gave up and read it this month.

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Buy the bookDinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table
Jenny Rosenstrach - june 11, 2013

Jenny Rosenstratch chronicles her often hilarious adventures cooking for (and sometimes with) her husband and two daughters over sixteen years in this three part cooking memoir. Made of hearty stock, she refuses to describe family dinner as a problem, but admits that some of the challenges involved can be "soul-crushing" and "harrowing". 

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Buy the bookRose Petal Jam: Recipes & Stories from a Summer in Poland
Beata Zatorska - june 11, 2013

Part memoir, part beautifully photographed travelogue, this cookbook celebrates Poland's rural charm and fresh, simple cuisine. I, too, once spent a summer in Poland and came home longing for more of the fruit filled, sugar dusted cakes I ate daily there, served up on pretty porcelain plates by local babcias (grandmothers).

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Buy the bookVegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes
Deborah Madison - march 12, 2013

Right now I am in love with Vegetable Literacy! It is full of new ideas and techniques to cook what I usually find in my CSA box, at the farmers’ market or growing in my own garden. 

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Buy the bookSlow Cooker Menus: Simply Delicious Dinners for Weeknights
Cuisine at Home - march 1, 2010

Slow cooker recipes are notoriously old fashioned, packed full of things like cream of mushroom soup and other processed delicacies. So it was refreshing to find recipes for the crockpot that are made from scratch! Published way back in 2009, this book was on the cusp of a trend, thankfully slow cooking has come a long way since then. 

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