Well, I didn’t make anything this weekend. Saturday I slept in, then went over to Jon’s house and ate his macaroni and cheese (and played ping-pong and watched the Lakers-Rockets game). On Sunday Rob and I went out for pizza (mmm… Amici’s… pesto and mushrooms) and then spent twelve hours creating a D&D character. I’m a dwarven barbarian! Fear me!
I got a library card! So I’ve been reading a couple of food-related books lately. (I’m taking a little hiatus from Quicksilver.) The first is How to Read a French Fry and Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science by Russ Parsons, the food editor for the Los Angeles Times. This was a really quick read- it helped that about a third of it was recipes. Basically, if you’ve seen every episode of Good Eats, you’ve read this book. That said, I still really enjoyed it, and some of the recipes I might try. I’m a bit leery of Alton’s recipes, since I’ve had two of his recipes turn out quite badly. (Don’t make the tomato sauce from Seeing Red II: Pantry Raid. Seriously.) That being said, I still make his pizza dough all the time.
I’m about three-quarters of the way through Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk. It’s really interesting. I love how Ms. Volk talks about each of her family members in relation to their food. It’s made me teary a couple of times. Highly recommended.