Monday, April 25, 2016
The Joy of Cooking
This is a copy of The Joy of Cooking that I bought for Kathy in 1973. 43 years later the pages are faded and yellow, and there are some large stains on some of the more frequently used pages. We got the book down so that Kathy could make a Sachertorte to take to Manhattan tomorrow for a friend's birthday. There is such a richness to having had this cookbook for so many years. My favorite story about this book is that at the end of the recipe for Indian Pudding, it says: "Serve pudding hot with hard sauce. It is barbarous New England custom to serve it with vanilla ice cream." Barbarous New England custom? That is how we have eaten indian pudding all my life!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:26 PM