Sunday, November 8, 2009
Now we're cookin' ... almost.
I love this book. It’s beautiful. The pictures are beautiful. The stories are beautiful.
Have I mentioned that I just love everything about it?
It’s a cookbook, but so much more. The chef, Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden by his adoptive parents.
It’s truly a celebration of Africa and you can’t help but be inspired after flipping through the informative and colorful pages.
I admit, I thought for a moment, I would LOVE if Marcus Samuelsson created a cookbook focusing on just Ethiopian cooking next. Then reality hit. I don't cook a lot right now. This fabulous book has recipes for all the staples. I need no more. At least right now.
Truthfully, this is what happens.
I open the book while Judah is napping and get lost in it. About 30 minutes later, I awake from my happy daze and tell Tommy that I NEED Ethiopian food right now. There is no time for buying ingredients and cooking. Judah wakes up and we go eat at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant. I don’t actually cook anything. Sad, but true.
Since Christmas is arriving soon, I thought you should know about another book that needs to be added to your list. Plus, it stays in line with my policy of giving gifts that give back. A portion of the author’s royalties are donated to UNICEF. Gotta love that Marcus Samuelsson.
Be back tomorrow, we are off to fill our bellies with doro watt and injera! :)