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 didnâ€™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, Iâ€™m afraid it was over my head. No doubt, I could follow her directions and make that red wine vinegar. I just donâ€™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.