I must first off apologize for my hiatus from the blog during the Holiday. I hope that everyone had a nice time with family and friends. I had a great weekend, with lots of amazing food as well, definitely gave me motivation to make sure I am hitting the gym. The past couple weeks I have acquired several new cookbooks, and I am loving these. This cookbook is one that I was skeptical of in the beginning. Generally it has been my experience that whenever someone says "essential" it never is. So I braced myself for disappointment with this cookbook. I am pleased to say that the disappointment never came, this was an excellent cookbook.
This book is actually a compilation of the New York Times food column, highlighting articles and recipes all the way from the 1850s. There are also anecdotes and stories with the recipes. I loved this book it was almost a history book as well, I was able to see the evolution of food in this country over the past 150 years. This really is a fascinating book, and it has some delicious recipes. This is definitely a cookbook you will enjoy!