Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cookbook Spotlight: Kitchen Sense


What a neat idea - 25 people all receive the same cookbook and get to choose any dish from the book and write about it. I can't wait to see what everyone else picks. But first let me back up a bit. A while ago Potter Stewart Clarkson Publishers sent Cath of A Blithe Palate a stack of Mitchell Davis's Kitchen Sense to share with some of her blogger friends. So she and Alicat & Sara thought of this great idea. Here's my offering - The Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese.

Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

The day I first got the book, it was cold and rainy and when I saw this very rich and cheesy mac & cheese - it was the perfect comfort food for the day. Mitchell Davis does a great job of creating several dishes that are similar and provides extra tips for those new to the kitchen. It was hard to choose between the baked macaroni & cheese with tomatoes, and this one - but the ultimate mac & cheese won....and why not - 4 kinds of cheese - goat, gouda, cheddar & Parmigiano, butter, milk and breadcrumbs seasoned with Worcestershire sauce and mustard.

You'll have to buy the book for the exact ingredients, but I can tell you this.....delicious (not very diet friendly, and lots of pots and stuff to wash up, but - hey - it was worth it.)

Normally I buy cookbooks, not so much for detailed recipe directions, but rather to inspire me and being visual, I usually go for those with photographs. There aren’t any here, but it’s a great addition to any cookbook library with lots of variations and advice.

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6 comments:

funwithyourfood said...

UlITMATE mac n cheese.
My mom would LOVE this. She is very picky about her mac n cheese.

Teddy

Ruth said...

Teddy, this one is delicious and here's a link to another one I love 3 herb cheese & penne

Thanks for dropping by.

Sara said...

What a great picture! That's food porn.

Natalia said...

Mac and cheese is one of my favorite foods. It's worth all the fat and calories for the goey, bubbly cheese. Your's looks great!

Gabriella True said...

that looks like a fun idea. I can't wait to read how you all do!

Jasmine said...

Hi Ruth

I LOVE the photo. When I got my copy of the book I was looking at this recipe as well...great post!

j