Thursday, January 20, 2011

Around My French Table

This is my copy of Dorie Greenspan's "Around my French Table".  Those orange things sticking out of it are post-it notes.  I went through the cookbook tagging the recipes I wanted to make (I wouldn't think of sullying this book with dog-eared pages - oh NO!).  

But, I ran out of orange post-its!

So far, I really like this book.  A lot of the recipes are simple enough to make on a weeknight, and the ones that aren't, well, I've never shied away from time consuming recipes either.  The pictures are stunning, and for those of you who actually 'read' cookbooks like I do (Megan, I'm looking at you) this book has great stories and ideas woven into the recipe text.  

Looks like I have a lot of cooking to do.


I don't want to do the 'Julie and Julia' thing here, I'm not interested in preparing EVERY recipe from Dorie's book. I'm sure someone has already done that, or already has it planned, and who am I to spoil their fun?  Plus, ONLY cooking from one source would make for a bored Alicia....  

But, I am going to try to make one recipe from this book a week.  This is merely so I can remove post-its as I go, and eventually fit this book back into a bookshelf.

So this is your warning, lot's of French food on the way!! (and a few surprises!)


15 comments:

  1. Too funny. I have enlisted post-its yet but am slowly making my way through the NYTimes new cookbook. There's too much in there just to find recipes via the index!

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  2. I have a ton of cookbooks with post-its and flags, and a ton of recipes bookmarked in my laptop. I don't have "Around My French Table" but I suspect I'll be marking down a lot of recipes there too!

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  3. Maybe you should have just put post-its on the recipes you DIDN'T want to make.... safer for the environment.

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  4. I totally love all those post-its poking out all over. :)

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  5. Im so excited for your upcoming posts! Sounds like a great book to cover!

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  6. The post-it's poking out are hilarious!

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  7. I look forward to reading these posts and hopefully getting to partake in some eating of these recipes :)

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  8. HAHA, this totally looks like some of my cookbooks, I do the same thing with post-it-notes!

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  9. I'm actually trying to do a similar thing with a book I received for a review. I don't want to make EVERY recipe but I do want to (for once!) use a book for more than just a recipe or 2. Looking forward to more French recipes here. Sounds like a fun little project :)

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  10. I know, I know. I need this book.

    And wow! You are crazy. I hope you make everything you've marked. I keep a little notebook and jot down cookbook titles and page numbers for recipes I want to make.

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  11. You are on ambitious post-it note-er! I don't have this book yet but I am thinking about picking it up to get excited for an upcoming Paris trip. Do you have any favorite recipes or ones to avoid from this book?

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  12. I need to get some post-its for the same purpose. No dog ears!

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  13. Justin - good tip. Maybe I'll just keep the post-its and recycle them on my next book? you know, for the environment!

    Amy,
    I've only gotten through a few, but so far, no stinkers. Though my poorly seasoned cast iron skillet nearly brought me to tears on one recipe - but that's not Dorie's fault!

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