Staff Picks: Books
Staff-recommended reading from the
The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book
There are so many good cookbooks in the KPL system. My favorite is The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, by Fannie Merritt Farmer! It’s an everyday cooking cookbook. I’ve always appreciated its step-by-step bread recipes. The bread making chapter is called “about breadmaking” and it explains the process of yeast raising, flours, sweeteners, kneading and everything you need to know about bread making. There’s a basic recipe for sweet buns of which you can use for any of your sweetbreads; such as, coffeecake, doughnuts, raisin bread and stollen. I love their French bread recipe. I’ve used it for pizza dough made with a good virgin olive oil.
The Fannie Farmer Cookbook also has a great recipe for homemade mayonnaise made with olive oil. So, just imagine a sandwich made with your own homemade bread smeared with your homemade mayonnaise. Mmmm Yum!
Some other of my favorites Fannie Farmer recipes are stuffed cabbage, eggplant parmesan, chicken cacciatore and chicken jambalaya. Mmmm Yum!
The Fannie Farmer Cookbook has been around since 1896, but it will always be current.
The Fannie Farmer Cookbook