Some of the most beloved cookbooks in our library are the dustiest: books we grew up with, inherited from our grandparents, found at yard sales, or bought new decades ago. In this column, we celebrate these bibliographic treasures, and our favorite recipes therein.
It is at this time of year, when autumn begins to fade into winter, that I most often return to the pages of The French Farmhouse Cookbook
(Workman, 1996). An almost anthropological compilation of recipes and stories gathered throughout author Susan Herrmann Loomis's life and travels in France, it is a dream come true for a Francophile like me, and a welcome escape from the months of cold that winter brings to my home in the Midwest.Keep reading »