on Nov. 19, 2013 :
A Cookbook by Ted.
Oh my goodness, I laughed out loud at this quote:
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office. ---Covert Bailey.
I can’t pass up a free cookbook even though I am a non-cook. I can barely boil water, but I keep trying.
Ted gets a lot of kudos from me. He lists the ingredients and writes the instructions in an easy-to-read format. Plus, Ted has included several humorous quotes.
It is a short cookbook, but you can find recipes for stew, lots of pies, tarts, rice dishes and more.
Because I only have a hot plate, a microwave and a slow cooker, these are the recipes I think I can manage:
Three cheese rice,
Stew and Dumplings, and
The Spinach Salad Dressing and Spinach Salad.
I also found a lot of useful information in the glossaries of herbs and spices and the tips on frozen chicken/turkey.
I read cookbooks for more than the recipes. Sometimes you get some local history, humor, cooking tips, lovely mouth-watering pictures and an understanding of how to handle various food products and more.
Ted Summerfield is an interesting and prolific author. Besides writing a multitude of puzzle books and more, he ran a bistro for several years in Canada where some of these recipes were used.
(review of free book)