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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funwithyourfood said...

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


Ruth Daniels 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.

G 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!