Old-school comfort food : the way I learned to cook

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Alex Guarnaschelli
Title: Old-school comfort food : the way I learned to cook
Chef Alex details some of her personal journeys in professional kitchens and gives recipes for each section of the book. Unfortunately, one of the classes she excelled at was, “How to take a basic recipe and make it far more complicated.” The food itself sounds appealing, but the extra steps she adds make me think that by the time I cooked it, I’d be too tired to eat it. It’s a decent read, though.

Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Patricia Barey
Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats
I’ve read a few books about Julia Child recently, and this book holds its own against the competition. Compared to Bob Spitz’s Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, you get the gist of the story with a lot less pages to wade through. Entertaining and interesting. Add a star if you’re a cat lover.