Monday, June 15, 2009

Book One, Menu One

So as mentioned before, for my first cook-a-book I'm going with one of the first cookbooks I ever bought, Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine. The premise of the book is that he is teaching his adult daughter how to cook, both for herself and for others (it's a companion book to a PBS series). The book is organized into menus, and I'd say it's targeted at beginners, with a nice progression; some of the menus toward the end do get more complex. I like that there is a pretty wide range of menus and ideas in the book. There's a section for "the busy single," as well as cooking for dinner parties, but for the most part, the recipes serve 4.

To kick things off, I'm going to go ahead and do the first menu listed, which is called "Easy Shortcut Supper."

Tonight's menu:
Greens and Sardine Salad
Shoulder Steak with Herbs
Roasted Potatoes & Onions
Soda Bread
Blueberries au Citron

Back later with details and photos.

1 comment:

  1. that sounds delicious, though not necessarily 'easy'...I wait to see how it turns out on both counts!