The Book Cook


Port Jelly and Stilton Butter Canapés Dissolve one packet of gelatin in 1/4 c. room temperature water. Bring 3/4 c. port to boil and pour over gelatin mixture. Whisk until … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tuesdays With Calamari

Calamari: About 6 cleaned squid, sliced into ¼-inch rings 5 cups vegetable oil Tempura batter: 1 cup seltzer water, ice cold 1 egg white 1 cup flour 1 tbsp cornstarch … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Picture of Dough-rian Gray

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles: 2 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup brown sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp water, room … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Polar Espresso

When it comes to culinary adventures, taste is the most obvious of the five senses involved. Smell is close behind, and sight is also thrown into the mix. But there … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rip Van Sprinkle

Over the past several years I’ve developed a tendency toward over-organization (and have even tip-toed into the territory of pleasantly neurotic). When I can’t sleep (a problem Rip Van Winkle … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Legend of Sleepy Challah

Last weekend my friends Jennie and Zander came over for brunch. Jennie and I met over thirteen years ago, and some of our best memories have been shared over a … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Deathly ‘Mallows

The early 2000s were a time of wonderful weirdness for preteens. Maybe you made up a dance routine to Monster Mash in your friend’s basement. Perhaps you rocked a Limited Too pageboy … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · 2 Comments