Just a Little Friday Reading

March 30th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Uncategorized

Easter entertaining advice from Ruth Reichl, plus an easy blueberry crisp that I am making as soon as I hit “publish” on this post.

I’m liking this trend! Especially when someone notes that Andy and I are part of the evidence that proves it’s a trend.

I don’t know why I didn’t own happy vintage juice glasses before this week.

I think we’ll go with the Yardbird when we’re here for dinner next week.

Raising girls who love butter (and themselves).

How did I forget how much fun a kid can have with a spy pen?

Yesterday I was staring at an onion and a pack of chicken and asked you guys what you’d make. (Should we bring back Food Network’s Ready, Set, Cook?) The ideas were inspired! (Andy, who didn’t know I was taking menu nominations, ended up home before me and made chicken tacos with a black bean salad.)

How do you take your eggs? However you do, Bon Appetit‘s Egg Primer shows you how to nail the technique in your own kitchen. (Seriously, have you ever seen a story this beautiful?)

Of course, Jon Stewart’s take on Pink Slime.

Joan Nathan’s Countdown to an Easy Passover.

PS: I found the above photo in Saveur about five years ago and it’s been pinned on the bulletin board of every office I’ve worked in since. The credit says Time-Life, and I’m guessing it was taken in the 60s. Here’s a Where’s Waldo-esque challenge for you: Can you find one of my all-time most favorite cookbooks in that pile? First one to guess right gets a free galley of my own book and a bumper sticker.

Have a good weekend.


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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 erinn johnson // Mar 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Hard to see a lot of them, but if your is the same as mine it would be THE JOY OF COOKING. That should be a must in every kitchen.

  • 2 stacey // Mar 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

    The New York Times Cookbook.

  • 3 Meghan // Mar 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I’ll guess the easiest to read title – is it Joy of Cooking?

  • 4 joan // Mar 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Julia Child: Mastering the Art of French Cooking?

  • 5 Reynaul // Mar 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

    The Better homes and garden cookbook!

  • 6 Alicia // Mar 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan

  • 7 Angela // Mar 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Is that Marcella Hazan Classic Italian Cookbook I see?

  • 8 chris // Mar 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    The New Settlement Cookbook? Great photo!

  • 9 Wylie // Mar 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

    The New York Times Cookbook? It’s one of my favorites!

  • 10 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Oh I’m gonna just say the answer that would be my answer: THE JOY OF COOKING!

    Great list! The article about butter was fabulous.

  • 11 Hannah // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    America’s Cookbook.

  • 12 jenny // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    So funny — you are all very close. It’s nearby Joy of Cooking, but not Joy of Cooking. (Though I do love that one, too!)

  • 13 Angela // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Ooh, the Gourmet cookbook!

  • 14 Susan // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Is it the Boston Cooking School Cookbook (i.e. Fanny Farmer?)????

  • 15 Liz Pendexter // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken! My grandma LOVED that book!!!

  • 16 jmbh // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Marion Cunningham for sure then!

  • 17 MaryG // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Better Homes and Gardens? For easy family meals, quick reference, it’s pretty good.

    On the other hand, Joy of Cooking is always referred to as “The Cookbook” in my family.

  • 18 angela // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    jenny – you are so cute! i love your blog, and i love your friday posts of this and that!
    that butter link was brilliant – i struggle with that very issue as the mom to an 8 year old girl
    my guess – who knows, hard to see all the titles? my guess – lets cook it right

  • 19 jenny // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Liz – you win the prize! For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write about the I Hate to Cook Book and how much I revere it. (Even though I’ve never once cooked from it.) Thanks for playing everyone and Liz, send me your address to Jenny AT dinneralovestory DOT com so I can send you a book and bumper sticker.

  • 20 pve // Apr 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    on the soccer sidelines today, friend andrea espoused your blog virtues and i’d love to share some cookbooks and dinner love with a fellow rivertown gal…

  • 21 sew // Apr 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    late entry -
    Peg Bracken’s The I Hate To Cook Book

  • 22 Christine // Apr 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    holy moly, is that blueberry crisp GOOD. I did make it for Easter dinner last weekend with homemade icecream and we all swooned. Repeating again today, but subbing half of the blueberries with the season’s first rhubarb– delish!

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