Monday, October 13, 2008

Soup Season

It began as an uneventful week.Weather-wise and cooking-wise.
The food was ordinary.
The birds were chirping.
The sky was blue.
But tonight. Oh wonderful night.
An autumn eve in all its glory(!).
The rain is drizzling.
The skies are gray.
The pumpkins are on the porch.
I am wearing a sweater.

Soup Season has arrived!

Time to get out the cauldron.

I've been known to read a cookbook straight through like a novel. And this was no exception: Braises and Stews by Tori Richie and Ben Frank. The recipes are straightforward and simple and who can resist a cookbook with a pumpkin on the cover? Also, braising is my favorite way to cook. There's something so satisfying about big 'one pot' meals. I am looking forward to Beef Stew with Caramelized Onions and red wine on a cold winter's night.

What are some of your favorite cookbooks?