Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking with What You've Got

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 19, 2010 - 264 pages
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Jam Today is just my kind of book - one of those rare trackings of the healthy human animal rustling about the kitchen then settling in at the table. In addition to some great meals made to satisfy desires, needs, whims or simply to make use of what's at hand, Jam Today is a complete pleasure to read.'' - Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors and What We Eat When We Eat Alone ''The spirit of M.F.K. Fisher surely hovers over this book, amused and beguiled by a cook whose prose has the same artful composure, and whose cooking possesses a similar innate sense of style. I believe that good cooks are born, not made - but steep your culinary self long enough in the pages of Jam Today and it might just be born again.'' - John Thorne, author of Outlaw Cook and Mouth Wide Open...... It's one person cooking with what she has, in her own way. It's one person's diary of some really swell meals: meals alone, meals with a loved one, meals with friends, even meals for the dog. There's even a chapter on delicious things you can do with turnips, among other things. It's about cooking in your own way, with what you have, for your own happiness and that of the people around you. After all, happiness has got to start somewhere.
 

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I am not an intuitive cook. I need a recipe. I pull out recipes for things I've been making for literally years. I don't like to fly blind in the kitchen. Is this a control freak thing? Am I so very ... Read full review

Contents

Food for Friends
23
Cooking for Vegetarian Loved Ones
47
Food for Spring Summer Fall and Mostly Winter 96
64
Turnips and Squash
124
Eggs and Mushrooms
149
Salads
168
Cooking By the Seat of Your Pants
184
Theres No Place Like Home
214
Cavalho Cancado
229
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Tod Davies has been a screenwriter, film producer, radio food show host, and independent publisher. She thinks if you want the world to be a better place, you should start by making sure everyone around you is well fedand then work from there. She lives in Oxford and the mountains of Oregon with her husband and two dogs.

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