“do you read? what are your favorite books?”
to be completely honest, i’ve read almost nothing but cookbooks and food magazines in the last year. i read ’em like people read fiction novels; pouring over each and every word. learning things like mirepoix and having an over-abundance of broth because of it.
i think i’ve bought six cookbooks in as many months, and a friend moved and had to downsize her belongings, so i got three moosewood (!) cookbooks.
i’m lucky i have a great sous chef.