The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser

The Essential NY Times Cook BookAmanda Hesser, The Essential New York Times Cookbook, W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.

Steve got me this for Christmas in, I think, 2011. It’s one of the few cookbooks that I just pick up and explore, looking for that recipe that I “just have to try someday.” Hesser assembled the recipes from the NY Times archives – a Herculean task – and reading it is dipping into American culinary  history.

It does have some of the favorites we’ve collected from decades of subscribing to the Times – including “Teddie’s Apple Cake” (already posted here). Unfortunately, we haven’t broken out of our rut to try too many others — but there’s lots of cooking ahead (and many recipes already flagged).

Lots of reference material – like conversion tables, substitution tables and recommended temperatures – on the inside covers.


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