Julie tasked me with finding a cookbook to go through, to match her bread quest. To be clear – I am not a cook, unless pouring milk on cereal counts as cooking. This will definitely be much more of a challenge for myself. Expect lots of whiny cries of “Juuullliieee” as I go through recipies when I get stuck or don’t know what to do. The book I chose is “Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook“. This is a collection of French Bistro recipes for all sorts of different ingredients, from potatoes to seafood to pork. I chose this one because we have both read Anthony Bourdain’s other books and enjoy his writing style, and this cookbook follows in the same patterns. I like being berated in all sorts of colorful language when I read a cookbook. Plus, he turned us on to bone marrow, so I know the recipes will be good. I know there will be some horrible things going wrong as I attempt this (hooray for Polito’s and El Mezcal), and I know for a fact that we are going to have to be creative in how we obtain certain ingredients, but at the same time I have always wanted to learn how to at least feed myself, so this will be a good start. Normally when Julie is gone I mooch off friends, eat Portessi cheese fries, and go to my parents’ house for meals.
My chosen book = Justin crazy time