A Cooking Resorce for Very Serious Cooks

Carolyn Hill

3 Stars

March 4, 2016

 I love cookbooks. I read recipes for pleasure. When I saw this book by Alice Waters, My Pantry, I was intrigued. The back cover blurb talked about the wonders of a well-stocked pantry. It sounded good, so I ordered it.

The cover, as you can tell from the picture, is very homey, with a grandmother appeal.

When it arrived, I settled back for a good read. Even though I consider myself a good cook, it didn’t take long to figure out, I was out of my element. This book is for very serious cooks.

Mrs. Waters is a very serious cook. She makes everything from red wine vinegar, which, by the way, takes a year to do properly, to her own fresh cheese. She even dries fig leaves for various uses.

Even though it was interesting, I’m afraid it was over my head. No doubt, I could follow her directions and make that red wine vinegar. I just don’t want to if it takes a year and special equipment.  

I was provided a copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.