Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'70's Cookbooks Rule

A few years ago, I totally gave 70's/80's cookbooks the cold shoulder.

They aren't as flashy...they don't boast celeb chefs "As seen on the Food Network"...and they aren't usually peppered with gorgeous glossy photos.

What they do have - accessible, interesting, healthy and frugal recipes.

1. Moosewood Cookbooks: I love Mollie Katzen and have made tons and tons of Moosewood recipes.
I love how Mollie hand wrote the recipes in this cookbook and drew great illustrations to go with.

2. Found this one today, The Art of Cooking for Two. The book guides small families on how to use really natural ingredients, spend less, eat better and waste less food.

A lot of the recipes are easily double-able for our family and some are even written for 4 servings so a 2 person family could freeze the leftovers.

Looking at this book to pick some goodies out with my Gramma tonight, she has recently begun the hard task of cooking for one.

Amazing cookbook. I want to make everything in it.
Some that I want to try:
  • Zucchini Spaghetti
  • Baked Broccoli Egg Supper
  • Christmas Roast Chicken
  • Curried Lamb Spare Ribs
  • Whole Wheat Biscuits
  • Baked Honey Custard
  • Herb Salt
  • Curry Mix
  • Once-a-week Jam
  • Fruit Chutney
3. Alice Waters is amazing at simple, basic cooking. I love the fresh combos of flavours and creative ways to eat from the garden.

Of course, a cookbook devoted to pizza, pasta and calzones is right up our alley.

  • Spring Pasta: Pasta with peas, spinach and prosciutto. Asparagus and artichoke pasta.
  • Summer Pasta: Pesto and New Potato. Pasta with Cherry tomato vinaigrette.
  • Pizza: Shrimp, Green onion, Tomato. Hot Peppers, Coriander, and sausage.
Bring on the garden cooking.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post Jess...thank you for the inspiration I needed.