Talk about late to the party. I am about three months into discovering that instead of wasting hundreds of dollars and many cubic feet of cabinet space buying cookbooks that I have never read and would use maybe once, I could simply check them out from the library for free. Evaluate if I would be a repeat customer and buy or not buy on an informed basis.
A book that I would have not chosen to buy before reading, but will now was My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King. The book explores the cuisine of a group who live in India whose families immigrated from Iran in the 10th century. Two of the major dessert flavors in the book are pistachio and rosewater. Traveling in Italy, I have had pistachio gelato way more than I care to admit, but in nearly every dish that I have had rosewater, the dish tasted like the perfume of an old lady. Continue reading