Archive for January 19th, 2012


TND – Taking a Hint

January 19, 2012

I’m slowly working my way through the cookbooks on the 2011 Best of lists that I talked about in early December.

I’ve perused The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden which was pretty, but didn’t inspire me to copy out a single recipe.

I’ve drooled over the pretty pretty pictures in The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert, but mostly relegated it to the realm of ‘and this is why I go to restaurants’. She had some spectacular recipes for tagines, including a lamb tagine with honeyed squash that involves a shredded squash that’s cooked down to a jam like consistency with honey and lemon juice and then layered over a slow braised lamb and browned in the oven. Expect to see this on the Dinner menu sometime this winter, although probably with beef not lamb. Read the rest of this entry ?