Fun books that don't make the cut
As I mentioned above, I work in a bookstore, and this year is going to be a banner year for really expensive, coffee-table cookbooks.
Two ones just in are "A Day at el Bulli" by Ferran Adria and "Alinea" by Grant Achatz. Any molecular gastronomes out there?
"No soup for you!" This stuff is really out there. Cooking with liquid nitrogen, a whole science lab of ingredients, and the strangest techniques and presentation you have ever seen.
No beef stew. No chocolate cake. No fried chicken. No pasta.
But in a way it is like a horror movie --- I can't look away. It really is fascinating stuff. They both have spectacular photography. Next time you are in your local bookstore check them out. I've already got a few inspirations. Hmmm, cucumber jello? Beet sheets? (sort of like fruit leather made with beets)
These are NOT your desert island cookbooks; but they sure are fun to read in bed.
So what are your three Donald D?
Chris W - NH USA
(oh, also - Dawn, your link above doesn't seem to work. Did it move elsewhere?)