Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese
Oh! How I adore a good food book. It’s easier for me to be pleased with cookbooks and food books. They are real comforts for me.
I started reading this book on my Kindle in 2012. I liked the first couple of chapters so much that I was able to score a cheap copy off Book Outlet. Then I put thoughts about this book aside until this May.
The author set out to try various recipes and evaluate both their difficulty and economics when making at home compared to buying. With each recipe she provides, she offers a small anecdote. The soft cover I bought has no photos, but this is one of those rare cookbooks that has a nice narrative. I like when recipes are interwoven with stories.
While I have not made any of the exact recipes in the book, I have done similar ones especially in the baking and jam sections. On the whole, I agree that some things are probably too finicky to do more than once or ever. Reese and I have opposing views about jams and preserves though, but that’s a small complaint.
It’s a fun cookbook for those who want to figure out what they should try cooking first. Definitely, make some bread.
Finished May 22, 2012 on Kindle.